Staff engagement, mentoring, networking



Open to

Time Offered

SoM Staff Mentoring Program (link)


Experienced staff serve as mentors to staff interested in professional development, networking, enhancing leadership skills, and navigating career paths within SoM.

Mentees: SoM staff for > 1 year classified at Level H/I/J.  Mentors: SoM staff for > 1 year classified at Level K or above


Stanford Research Staff Career Stories (link)


Monthly sessions featuring Stanford staff in clinical and translational research through personal story-telling.

All Stanford staff and affiliates

Pilot monthly series January to June 2021 (may be continued)

pPOD - pediatrics promoting opportunities and diversity (link)


pPODs are small co-ed peer groups of 8-10 participants from various Department of Pediatrics functions who come together monthly to support each other. Sessions may be topic focused, usually with a TedTalk.

Department of Pediatrics Staff


Pediatrics Staff Career Navigation & Mentoring Workshops A group of leaders in the Department will host 3-4 workshops per year geared toward Department staff looking for mentorship and career navigation Department of Pediatrics Staff

Dec 3, 2021 recording;

Mar 31, 2022 

 July 26, 2022 recording

SoM Learning Channels & Resources (link)

Broad range of content related to talent development and management. Learning materials are continuously added on such topics as diversity, performance management, teamwork, etc.

All Stanford staff and affiliates

Continuously through Virtual Learning

Engage Series (link)

Promote the development of knowledge and skills for faculty and staff in teaching fundamentals, leadership, and educational scholarship to become more effective educators and to advance their careers. Sessions will be offered monthly with CME credit in each of the two series: Teaching Fundamentals, and Leadership.

Pediatrics faculty and staff

Monthly sessions year round

Day in the Life (link) Monthly conversations with staff for a glimpse into their role within the Department: from research to finance to HR Staff in Pediatrics Monthly conversations

Peds Mini Med School (link)

Monthly lectures that provide opportunities to further staff understanding of some of today's most compelling health issues and how Stanford is working to improve the health of children.

Staff in Pediatrics

Monthly lectures from September to June

Cardinal at Work Professional Development Courses (link)

Variety of development courses and connection opportunities, such as informational interviews and networking workshops. Join other colleagues from across the university to learn new skills and techniques that will improve your job performance and keep you on the track for success.

All university staff

Year round offerings

University’s Communities of Practice (link)

Collaborative Communities in general expand staff and Stanford's capabilities. Communities of Practice (CoP) work when they are attended by professionals that share a particular job function. When people that do the same work in different environments get together, share what works, and share discrete practices, it can be a very rewarding experience. CoPs are learning communities.

Any staff member can start a Community of Practice.

Each CoP determines own meeting frequency.