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Shady Grove: Workplace Dynamics Blitz

Workshop/Seminar: Leadership - Personal/Group Interactions; Management; Personal Development

Nov 06, 2019

Speaker(s): Lori Conlan, PhD, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services
This event is recommended for: Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

This event will be held on the Shady Grove campus.

This session will cover the first four sessions of workplace dynamics in a single afternoon.

Workplace Dynamics I/II- Self-assessment, a key to understanding yourself and others.
This experiential and engaging course, rooted in psychological type and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment, explores themes of self-awareness and self-management.  Through exercises, lecture, and small group discussions, you learn about and validate your own type preferences and work and communication styles.   We will also focus on the particular challenges of communication, different learning and teaching styles, and the different influencing and interaction styles you encounter in any research group or workgroup.   Pre-work: All participants should complete an online MBTI Assessment through the OITE.  OITE staff will provide you with a link to complete the MBTI approximately two weeks before the workshop.

Workplace Dynamics III: Conflict and Feedback
Rooted in the Thomas and Kilmann Conflict Grid, this interactive workshop provides an accessible framework for conflict management and giving and receiving personal feedback. In small group exercises, participants learn how to have - and even get some practice having - difficult conversations often associated with conflict within the NIH, like leadership struggles and authorship questions.  Note, this is the third session in the series, fellows who attend all sessions will receive a certificate and qualify for management bootcamp.

Workplace Dynamics IV: Team Skills
This is an experiential workshop that focuses on team tools and group development insights through the experience of real team and group work. This class is intended for anyone who works on or with teams and wishes to have greater skills in facilitating their effectiveness.  All participants experience and practice a process for group learning in this class that they can put to use in their work teams whether they are group leaders or members. Lastly, the workshop focuses on spotting the stages of group development and how to help teams through rough spots, conflict, and growing pains.

Read more about the Workplace Dynamics series