Grad Rebel Workshop: Setting-up and Maintaining Professional Relationship Boundaries (Including How to Say No)


Feb. 14, 2019, 1pm to 2pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Graduate Commons (LLB 2141)


Setting-up professional relationship boundaries is an issue not just relevant to graduate school, but also to any career path you choose. Boundaries help you work more efficiently, achieve work-life balance, and build a life that reflects your priorities. However, learning how to establish these types of boundaries are often difficult, especially for graduate students. By participating in this workshop you will:

  • Discuss boundary issues that are faced in both graduate school (e.g., issues with an adviser/mentor, committee, and colleagues) and other professional settings

  • Learn strategies for how to set-up and maintain professional relationships

  • Learn strategies for resolving boundary issues and ethical concerns


  • Dr. Debra Martin, Professor, Anthropology, Graduate College Faculty Fellow

  • Dr. Laura Book, Visiting Professor, Hospitality

  • Dr. Joseph Morgan, Assistant Professor, Educational & Clinical Studies

Lifecycle Stage: Early, Middle, and Late Master’s and Early, Middle, and Late Doctoral

Learning Experience: Panel

Admission Information

This workshop is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance for the workshop.

Contact Information

Graduate College
Valarie Burke

External Sponsor

Graduate College & GPSA