There is a need for PROCESS and MPlus training for faculty and PhD students. These are advanced statistics analysis software packages. Without training it is extremely time consuming and difficult to try and learn alone.
Writing a dissertation is much different than an undergraduate or masters thesis and it would be helpful if there was some training on how to structure the sections. I think it would be beneficial to organize a course, similar to what has been done with the TLA and research STRAND 1 and 2 courses. My idea would be that it would be a course taken in the second year and potentially broken down into 4-6 sessions. Topics could include information on differences between the literature review in a dissertation vs a thesis, how to structure and break up sections, what needs to be included in the methodology chapter, formal structure of a PhD dissertation (table of contents and other pieces that are not typically included in an undergraduate/masters thesis). This course could also be spread out over the entire second year as a way to help reach incremental goals and draft pieces of write up as the topics are covered.