Advance your Studies, Advance your Career

Own Your Future is Western's doctoral professional development program that enhances your abilities in six professional competencies to help you excel in your academic studies and future career. 


Complete the Power Skills Assessment to gain insight into your proficiency across the six competencies, and decide how to invest your time to advance your academic and career goals. 

Invest in Yourself

View the Introductory Module 

Watch the online module for new doctoral students

Browse All Upcoming Workshops 

Choose from 30+ workshops across the 6 competencies

Access Workshop Resources

Find workshop recordings, slides, and resources

New Doctoral Students

View programming to help you establish productive working habits and lay a strong foundation for success  

Continuing Doctoral Students

View programming to help you explore competencies in more depth and customize your skillset

Graduating Doctoral Students

View programming to help you prepare to take the next steps in your career