For Educators

Welcome! The Own Your Future team is happy to share our work with the academic community and contribute to the growing body of resources that help students recognize, develop, and articulate the professional skills they develop alongside their graduate studies.


If you are a Western faculty, staff, or student interested in collaborating, please contact Julie Jonkhans: We are happy to work with you to integrate the Own Your Future program into doctoral professionalism courses and/or customize workshops for student groups. Examples of previous successful collaborations include: 

  • Speaking about Own Your Future and Career Engagement in your program 
  • Aligning graduate professionalism courses with the Own Your Future framework to help identify any gaps and find suitable OYF resources to complement your offerings 
  • Schedule a workshop in collaboration with you and tailor material to your students 

outside institution

If you are interested in implementing Own Your Future at your institution:

  • Own Your Future is distributed under the terms of a Material Transfer Agreement, which permits users to use the OWN YOUR FUTURE watermark along with the curriculum and Power Skills Assessment
  • Users can adapt and build upon our work non-commercially, as long as new works are shared back with Western to include in our resource repository. New works are shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share-Alike license

If you are an educator, staff, or student interested in using the Power Skills Assessment in a class or incorporating the competencies and learning outcomes in your curriculum:

  • Own Your Future materials are available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share-Alike license, which permits users to adapt and build upon our work non-commercially, as long as Western University is credited, and any new creations are licensed under the identical terms
  • In the spirit of sharing, we kindly request that individuals share back their work to include in our repository so that others may see how you are using our work
  • This option does not permit the use of the OWN YOUR FUTURE watermark 

Please complete the form below to indicate how you intend to use our resources and we will follow up with you and