Professional Development

Professional Development

Notre Dame Graduate School Professional Development National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Notre Dame Graduate School Professional Development

The University of Notre Dame strongly believes that Postdoctoral researchers and scholars should continue their training during their time at Notre Dame.

To that end, the Graduate School Professional Development program is devoted to various initiatives clustered around the core components of Professional Development:

Event Catalog, Calendar and Registration

The professional development Catalog of Recurring Events is a publication for postdocs and graduate students that serves as a resource guide for all of the workshops offered on a regular basis.

  • To view the upcoming events for each component and register for events, see events page.
  • If you have suggestions for events, speakers, workshops or other feedback — or would like to announce your receipt of an external grant or fellowship — please contact the professional development team at We would love to hear from you!


National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity 


The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of over 71,000 graduate students, post-docs, and faculty members. We are 100% dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. We offer on-campus workshopsprofessional development training, and intensive mentoring programs.

The University of Notre Dame is an institutional member of the NCFDD.  Through Notre Dame’s membership, ND Postdocs may claim an Institutional Sub-account Membership at no cost and enjoy all the benefits of an NCFDD Individual Membership.

To participate, register online:

How to Activate Institutional Sub-Account Membership

1.       Go to

2.       Activate My Membership

3.       Complete the Account Information, using your “” email as your email.

4.       You will receive a welcome email within 1 business day to confirm that your account is active and you have access to the membership resources.

5.       Any questions or issues, please contact




Professional Development Events and Workshops