Stanford Center for Professional Development

Stanford Center for Professional Development The Stanford Center for Professional Development connects professionals worldwide to the research and teaching of Stanford University. The Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD), a part of the School of Engineering, connects professionals worldwide to the research and teaching of Stanford University faculty.
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Our Stanford Online delivery platform allows working professionals to pursue MS degrees on a part-time basis, graduate and professional certificates, individual graduate and professional courses. We also offer executive workshops, free online lectures and more. Courses are delivered online, at Stanford, and at the work site.

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Free webinar - Mastering Medical Teaching
03/16/2021
Free webinar - Mastering Medical Teaching

Free webinar - Mastering Medical Teaching

In this webinar, Kelley Skeff, MD, PhD and Georgette Stratos, PhD, co-founders of the Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers, will outline a comprehensive framework for analyzing and improving teaching effectiveness.

Recent events in Texas have shown the importance of transforming and modernizing the power grid to be more resilient. Li...
03/02/2021
Free Webinar - Grid Modernization & the Integration of Distributed Resources

Recent events in Texas have shown the importance of transforming and modernizing the power grid to be more resilient. Listen in as Assoc. Prof. Ram Rajagopal outlines the challenges and opportunities of integrating distributed energy resources such as wind, solar, and EVs to ensure grid resilience and energy security. #energy #sustainability #renewableenergy

Learn about the technical challenges and opportunities of integrating distributed energy resources (DER) such as wind, solar, and EVs to ensure grid resilience and energy security.

Company leaders and decision makers: Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to leverage your data and gain a competiti...
02/22/2021
Stanford HAI Launches “Value of Data and AI” Course for Executives

Company leaders and decision makers: Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to leverage your data and gain a competitive advantage. The deadline for HAI’s “Value of Data and AI” course is March 22.

The new program will help company leaders understand how to leverage their data and gain a competitive advantage.

Join us for a free webinar on March 2nd as cybersecurity expert Neil Daswani discusses the impacts and root causes of re...
02/18/2021
Key Takeaways from Recent Cyberattacks

Join us for a free webinar on March 2nd as cybersecurity expert Neil Daswani discusses the impacts and root causes of recent major cyberattacks such as SolarWinds. He will also outline a path forward for organizations to protect themselves and their customers from increasingly sophisticated and pervasive cyberthreats.

Cybersecurity expert Neil Daswani will discuss the impacts and root causes of recent major cyberattacks. He will also outline a path forward for organizations to protect themselves and their customers from increasingly sophisticated and pervasive cyberthreats.

Join us for a free webinar on Feb. 9th as Stanford faculty will discuss the challenges and opportunities of integrating ...
01/26/2021
Free Webinar - Bringing AI into Healthcare Safely and Ethically

Join us for a free webinar on Feb. 9th as Stanford faculty will discuss the challenges and opportunities of integrating artificial intelligence into healthcare in a way that protects patient safety and privacy.

Dr. Baker is Bing Professor of Human Biology and Professor in the Health Policy group at Stanford University. He is a health economist who applies economic and statistical analysis to study challenges facing the healthcare system. Professor Baker teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at Stanfor...

Join us for a free webinar on Feb. 2nd as Stanford University School of Medicine Professor Michael Snyder reviews curren...
01/19/2021
Free Webinar - What’s Next in Virus Detection and Vaccine Tech?

Join us for a free webinar on Feb. 2nd as Stanford University School of Medicine Professor Michael Snyder reviews current viral testing technologies and pros and cons of various approaches to vaccine design.
#genetics #webinar #stanforduniversity #stanfordmedicine

Learn about new developments in vaccine design, viral testing, and virus detection using wearable devices.

Virtual Design and Construction, first introduced as a concept by Stanford Professor Martin Fischer, is advancing the wa...
10/28/2020
Stanford’s Virtual Design and Construction Program Advances Knowledge and Practice | Stanford Center for Professional Development

Virtual Design and Construction, first introduced as a concept by Stanford Professor Martin Fischer, is advancing the way builders design, build, and even operate buildings. Now it’s possible to study the field entirely online. Learn more at http://stanford.io/vdc.

October 22, 2020 | By BETH CURRAN. Technological innovation is transforming the construction industry, with advances impacting the way builders design, build, and even operate buildings. Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), which uses multidisciplinary digital models to create a virtual project pr...

Learn how to attract and hire the right employees, manage effective teams, mitigate friction, and maintain company cultu...
09/22/2020
Building Company Culture | Stanford Online

Learn how to attract and hire the right employees, manage effective teams, mitigate friction, and maintain company culture while scaling in our newest online, self-paced course. Now open for enrollment. https://online.stanford.edu/courses/xine242-building-company-culture

Building Company Culture People are the heart and soul of your organization. The mindsets and values of your employees define your company and ultimately determine the experience of your customers. Knowing how to build processes that create and foster culture helps you stay true to your organization...

Digital transformation isn't just the latest buzzword. When done right, it can help organizations to survive the current...
08/31/2020
Three reasons to get started with digital transformation | Stanford Online

Digital transformation isn't just the latest buzzword. When done right, it can help organizations to survive the current economic turndown and thrive once it has passed. Learn more: https://online.stanford.edu/get-started-with-digital-transformation?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=dgt0820

Businesses are facing unprecedented pressure to support telecommuting, stage virtual events, establish new online sales channels, and deliver flexible, cloud-based services to their customers. At the same time, many need to mitigate revenue shortfalls. Digital transformation, when done right, can he...

We are thrilled to announce a new online program in AI and Healthcare, developed by the Stanford Center for Health Educa...
08/10/2020
Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare | Stanford Online

We are thrilled to announce a new online program in AI and Healthcare, developed by the Stanford Center for Health Education. The program aims to advance the delivery of patient care and improve global health outcomes through artificial intelligence. The courses, taught by faculty from Stanford Medicine, is designed for healthcare providers, technology professionals, and computer scientists.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed industries around the world, and has the potential to radically alter the field of healthcare. Imagine being able to analyze data on patient visits to the clinic, medications prescribed, lab tests, and procedures performed, as well as data outside the hea...

Enroll now in our next professional AI course, Natural Language Understanding. You'll complete an original project as yo...
08/06/2020
Natural Language Understanding | Stanford Online

Enroll now in our next professional AI course, Natural Language Understanding. You'll complete an original project as you learn best practices for developing systems and algorithms for robust machine understanding of human language. Course starts August 24th and runs for 10 weeks.

From conversational agents to automated trading and search queries, natural language understanding underpins many of today’s most exciting technologies. How do we build these models to understand language efficiently and reliably? In this project-oriented course, you will develop systems and algor...

Have a business idea but don't know how to get started? Join us on July 15th for our upcoming #webinar. You'll learn how...
07/07/2020
So you Have a Business Idea...

Have a business idea but don't know how to get started? Join us on July 15th for our upcoming #webinar. You'll learn how to begin building your business plan and setting the foundation for a successful launch.
https://learn.stanford.edu/business-idea-webinar-0720.html

Learn concrete ways to shape, frame, communicate and execute a new business idea. Gain the knowledge you need to begin building your business plan and setting the foundation for a successful launch.

Interested in AI? Join Professor Christopher Potts on July 8th for a discussion of the current state of natural language...
07/01/2020
Free webinar: Improving Natural Language Understanding through Adversarial Testing

Interested in AI? Join Professor Christopher Potts on July 8th for a discussion of the current state of natural language understanding. He will also describe how we can use adversarial testing to improve natural language systems. #AI #NLP #NLU

Learn how we can improve natural language systems with challenges designed to trip them up in this free webinar with Stanford Professor Christopher Potts.

06/16/2020
Join a free, online entrepreneurship bootcamp.

Tech-minded entrepreneurs in Thailand and Southeast Asia are invited to apply for a free, online entrepreneurship boot camp taught by Stanford University. Participants will learn entrepreneurial skills including how to develop a pitch, create a prototype, and craft a business model. This learning experience is part of a research project led by Stanford Professor Chuck Eesley, Management Science & Engineering, in collaboration with the Stanford Thailand Research Consortium. The online boot camp runs for 11 weeks beginning late July. Individual or team applications must be received by June 27. Apply now: https://stanford.io/3hs6xAq

Dive into debates, interviews, and lectures from 36 global scholars and activists to broaden your understanding of parit...
06/12/2020
Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law | Stanford Online

Dive into debates, interviews, and lectures from 36 global scholars and activists to broaden your understanding of parity and anti-prejudice laws. Discover Stanford Online’s Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law course today to gain a global perspective and scale your impact.

Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law uses a problem-based approach to examine a global view of equality and anti-discrimination law, comparing US, European, and other national, regional and international legal systems, including those of India, Brazil and South Africa.

Join this free webinar tomorrow to learn from previous cyber attacks on power utilities in the United States so that you...
06/10/2020

Join this free webinar tomorrow to learn from previous cyber attacks on power utilities in the United States so that you can identify, prevent, and recover from cyberattacks. Register now. https://stanford.io/2UwcWAF

Enroll now in our next professional AI course, Machine Learning, based on the renowned Stanford CS course. The online co...
06/09/2020
Machine Learning | Stanford Online

Enroll now in our next professional AI course, Machine Learning, based on the renowned Stanford CS course. The online course starts July 13th and runs for 10 weeks.

In this era of big data, there is an increasing need to develop and deploy algorithms that can analyze and identify connections in that data. Using machine learning (a subset of artificial intelligence) it is now possible to create computer systems that automatically improve with experience. This te...

Discover the power of love as a force for social justice in this free, six-week course from Stanford Online. Enroll toda...
06/09/2020
Love as a Force for Social Justice | Stanford Online

Discover the power of love as a force for social justice in this free, six-week course from Stanford Online. Enroll today and learn how to create community, connection, and positive action.

This course will explore the concept of agape love (compassion/kindness) as a force for social justice and action and as the inspiration for service and the application of knowledge to positive social change. Biological, psychological, religious, and social perspectives of love will be discussed, dr...

Learn from top scholars in Stanford Online’s free course, America's Poverty and Inequality, as they examine the latest r...
06/05/2020
America's Poverty and Inequality Course | Stanford Online

Learn from top scholars in Stanford Online’s free course, America's Poverty and Inequality, as they examine the latest research on poverty and inequality. The course features a series of short videos that will give you a greater understanding of what we can do to reduce inequalities. Enroll now.

It's a special moment in U.S. history in which income inequality has reached unprecedented levels, poverty remains extreme, and racial and gender inequalities are intransigent. Why is there so much inequality and poverty? How might they be reduced? Find out from the country's top scholars in America...

Understand more about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream for America in this captivating, free online course. Professor Cla...
06/05/2020
American Prophet: The Inner Life and Global Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr. | Stanford Online

Understand more about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream for America in this captivating, free online course. Professor Clayborne Carson will take you on a journey of discovery, exploring Dr. King’s personal writings accompanied by compelling video footage.

American Prophet is a course about the inner life and thoughts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many history books tell us that King was a civil rights leader who advocated for peaceful protest and made inspirational speeches. But what was he really thinking and feeling during the various campaigns in...

06/02/2020
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In times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, data visualization helps us quickly grasp and disseminate complex inf...
04/27/2020
Effective Data Visualization in the Era of COVID-19

In times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, data visualization helps us quickly grasp and disseminate complex information. Watch our free on-demand webinar with Stanford Associate Professor Kristin Sainani and learn more about our Medical Statistics certificate program. #datascience #medicine #statistics #datavisualization

Learn how data visualization helps us quickly grasp and disseminate complex information.

Learn how you can become an AI expert with our new Artificial Intelligence professional certificate program. You'll expl...
04/23/2020
Artificial Intelligence Professional Program | Stanford Online

Learn how you can become an AI expert with our new Artificial Intelligence professional certificate program. You'll explore AI topics at graduate-level depth, but with flexibility for working professionals.

Advances in artificial intelligence are impacting all aspects of daily life, and demand is on the rise for skilled engineers across a wide range of AI fields. The Artificial Intelligence Professional Program is designed for working professionals who want to dive into AI topics at graduate-level dept...

It's well known that healthcare outcomes can be improved through debriefing. Our online course teaches you how to lead y...
04/01/2020
Strategies for Debriefing Healthcare Scenarios | Stanford Online

It's well known that healthcare outcomes can be improved through debriefing. Our online course teaches you how to lead your team to reflect objectively on past performance and work collaboratively to improve care.

Online CME Course Internet Enduring Material Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by the Center for Advanced Pediatric and Perinatal Education (CAPE) at Stanford University School of Medicine. Course Description

Suddenly adapting to an all-remote workforce? Here's where you should focus your digital transformation efforts. https:/...
03/31/2020
Transitioning to a Remote Workforce: Organizations should focus their digital transformation on these 3 areas | Stanford Online

Suddenly adapting to an all-remote workforce? Here's where you should focus your digital transformation efforts. https://online.stanford.edu/transitioning-to-a-remote-workforce

Businesses across the world are implementing remote work policies in response to the coronavirus. Organizations that embraced digital transformation early on are in a good position to continue business operations during this transition, having long ago built the digital infrastructure needed to supp...

Interested in analyzing and interpreting medical data? Watch our free on-demand webinar with Stanford Associate Professo...
03/19/2020
Free Webinar: How to Be a Statistical Detective

Interested in analyzing and interpreting medical data? Watch our free on-demand webinar with Stanford Associate Professor Kristin Sainani and learn about our Medical Statistics certificate program. #datascience #medicine #statistics

You don't have to be a programmer to be a stats detective! Register for our Feb 5 webinar with Stanford Associate Professor Kristin Sainani and learn simple ways to sleuth out statistical errors in medical literature.

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02/19/2020
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How can we design social computing systems that promote behaviors the group wants to see, without enabling and amplifying behaviors it doesn't? Join Associate Professor of Computer Science Michael Bernstein for a discussion of the practical and ethical aspects of social system design.

Do you want to create a more joyful life both at work and off the clock? Join us for our Reimagining Your Work-Life Bala...
02/06/2020
Reimagining Your Work-Life Balance

Do you want to create a more joyful life both at work and off the clock? Join us for our Reimagining Your Work-Life Balance webinar on February 18 to hear from Bill Burnett, #1 NYT Bestseller author.

Work-life balance is often used as a barometer for happiness, but there are other ways to think about how you spend the hours in a day. In this webinar, you will learn how to create a more joyful life both at work and off the clock. You will discover a new approach to the role work can play in your....

Stanford Online
01/06/2020
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Take a look at the amazing robotics research happening at Stanford. And, if you're interested in expanding your skills, check out our Robotics and Autonomous Systems Graduate Certificate.

Join us for our webinar on Thursday! Learn how to stay true to your principles and brave ethical dilemmas in your life, ...
12/10/2019
The Innovator’s Guide to Ethics

Join us for our webinar on Thursday! Learn how to stay true to your principles and brave ethical dilemmas in your life, career, and ventures. http://learn.stanford.edu/innovators-guide-to-ethics-webinar-1219.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ie-wbn-1219

In this webinar, Tom Byers and Jack Fuchs will give you guidance on how to brave ethical dilemmas in your life, career, and ventures. They’ll focus on the principles of personal development and empowerment to give you a solid foundation from which to build your ethical code.

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Innovation Hockey stick value.... What are your investments like?
Let's collaborate with this crowdfunding to have MARSVR in our Quest 2? https://youtu.be/0PE_ExXk3NA 2 weeks to reach the stretched goal to do it for Quest aswell. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/marsvr-virtual-reality-for-mars-exploration--3
Estimados Colegas, adjunto la publicación "Cambios en el carbono forestal almacenado entre 1991 y 2017 en la Mancomunidad Saywite - Choquequirao - Ampay, Perú". Este trabajo fue auspiciado por la Agencia Suiza para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación - COSUDE a través del Programa Regional Bosques Andinos, Ejecutado por el consorcio HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation - CONDESAN.
Anyone knows of an online intro / tutorial /course on how to start using GPT-3 A.I in personal/professional use cases? https://github.com/openai/gpt-3 120× more parameters than last Years GPT-2, 2 orders of magnitude closer to passing Touring Test .... and enslaving or liberating humanity? https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/07/20/1005454/openai-machine-learning-language-generator-gpt-3-nlp/ "Mr. Musk said that “my wife has gotten quite worried about A.I. in the last few weeks. I think GPT-3” — the latest A.I. tool that has Silicon Valley buzzing — “has caused her to become quite concerned. And I’m like, ‘Welcome to me circa 10 years ago.’” NYT
Couldn't this USD 400 MILLION of Zuckerbergs announced donation be better spent on rolling out USPS Blockchain voting and avoid the risk of fraud? "Aug 19: Last year, the U.S. Postal Service applied for a patent that describes a blockchain-based "secure voting system." Last week, it became public record -- Pending and apparently not Ready for Nov 3 -- Mailing citizens a code that validates identity and ballot information and maintain anonymity -- Could account President Trump's claims about mail-in voting fraud -- Postal Service filed patent application Feb 7, 2019 for "secure voting system." The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) made application public on August 13, following18-month quiet period. New-age voting system, if approved and implemented, combination traditional mail and machine-readable code. USPS would deliver registered voters a barcode of sorts that confirms identity and ballot information when uploaded online" https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/security/a33624041/usps-blockchain-voting-patent/ https://www.facebook.com/4/posts/10112259254018471/?sfnsn=scwspwa&extid=NUMGI72o8jXd2he5
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Seeking Couples to Participate in a Paid Research Study Are you interested in participating in a study about early relationships over time? The SHaRe Lab at York University are seeking BOTH members of romantic couples to fill out our confidential online daily survey on relationship interactions and sexuality for 1.5 years (~60 mins per survey; 7 surveys). In order to be eligible, you must: Be 25+ years old Have been in a relationship with your partner for 6-12 months Be sexually active in your current relationship Reside in Canada or the United States Live geographically close to your partner Be able to read and understand English Have daily access to a computer with internet Partners must complete separate online questionnaires within two weeks of each other the outset of the study, then complete 6 additional surveys over the course of 1.5 years Partners must complete separate online questionnaires within two weeks of each other. Each partner will be compensated up to $105 ($84 USD) in Amazon, Best Buy, or Starbucks for completing all parts of the study. You will receive $15 ($12 USD) for completing each survey. To participate in the study, or find out more, please email us at [email protected] about the “Early Relationships Overtime Study” or EROS.
Please help ScholarUp spread the word about this scholarship opportunity! The CrowdStrike Foundation is now accepting applications for the NextGen Scholarship Program for the 2020 – 21 academic year. Undergraduate and graduate students studying cybersecurity and/or AI in the U.S. and Canada are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is May 5, 2020. Learn more at https://www.crowdstrike.org/scholarships.html.
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Seeking Couples to Participate in a Paid Study Are you interested in participating in a study about early relationships over time? We are seeking BOTH members of romantic couples to fill out our confidential online daily survey on relationship interactions and sexuality for 1.5 years (~60 mins per survey; 7 surveys). In order to be eligible, you must: Be 25+ years old Have been in a relationship with your partner for 6-12 months Be sexually active in your current relationship Reside in Canada or the United States Live geographically close to your partner Be able to read and understand English Have daily access to a computer with internet Partners must complete separate online questionnaires within two weeks of each other the outset of the study, then complete 6 additional surveys over the course of 1.5 years Partners must complete separate online questionnaires within two weeks of each other. Each partner will be compensated up to $105 ($84 USD) in Amazon, Best Buy, or Starbucks for completing all parts of the study. You will receive $15 ($12 USD) for completing each survey. To participate in the study, or find out more, please reply to this posting, or contact the email address on the poster about the “Early Relationships Overtime Study” or EROS.
Seeking Couples to Participate in a Relationship Study Are you interested in participating in a study about early relationships over time? We are seeking BOTH members of romantic couples to fill out our confidential online daily survey on relationship interactions and sexuality for 1.5 years (~60 mins per survey; 7 surveys). In order to be eligible, you must: Be 25+ years old Have been in a relationship with your partner for 6-12 months Be sexually active in your current relationship Reside in Canada or the United States Live geographically close to your partner Be able to read and understand English Have daily access to a computer with internet Partners must complete separate online questionnaires within two weeks of each other the outset of the study, then complete 6 additional surveys over the course of 1.5 years Partners must complete separate online questionnaires within two weeks of each other. Each partner will be compensated up to $105 ($84 USD) in Amazon, Best Buy, or Starbucks for completing all parts of the study. You will receive $15 ($12 USD) for completing each survey. To participate in the study, or find out more, please email us at [email protected] about the “Early Relationships Overtime Study” or EROS.
California, Africa, Ausies & Brazil need large fire mitigation solutions this decade...how can we can help making viable economic solutions that preserve forests while incentivizing economically the people that protect them? "Authorities have said this season's fires are the worst in Australia's history and that the crisis is likely to last for months. Hundreds of fires are active across the nation with more than 12 million acres of land scorched." https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/australias-ferocious-wildfires-are-going-to-get-worse-this-weekend-heres-what-to-know/ar-BBYAurW