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Becoming a Resilient Scientist Series: V. Building Mentor Networks

Workshop/Seminar: Personal Development; Wellness

Aug 12, 2020

Speaker(s): Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE
This event is recommended for: Summer Interns; Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows; NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinician.

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We all need mentors to support and encourage us throughout our educational and career journey. In this webinar, we will the mentoring relationship in research environments with a focus on finding mentors and on improving communication and interpersonal interactions. The webinar will help clarify what you need from your supervisors and mentors and address how to get what you need from these important interactions.


Becoming a Resilient Scientist Series (9 weeks)

Navigating school, the career exploration process, research environments, and the stress of national/international news can seem overwhelming and lead us to doubt ourselves just when we need confidence the most. Through workshops and group discussions in this series, we will work to identify attitudes and behaviors that can help us be more resilient as we navigate difficult situations in school, work and life. Each workshop will highlight emotional intelligence competencies needed for success in research and healthcare careers and will provide strategies for developing these competencies as part of your educational journey. While you may participate in any of webinars, it is best to participate in the entire series as the material relates and concepts will be developed throughout the series. The five workshops and four group discussions in the series are:

Week 1 – 6/9/2020: I. An Introduction to Resilience and Wellness (NOTE: THIS SESSION HAS BEEN MOVED TO A TUESDAY!)

Week 2 – 6/17/2020: Group Discussion 1

Week 3 – 6/24/2020: II. Exploring our Self-Talk: Cognitive Distortions and Imposter Fears

Week 4 – 7/1/2020: Group Discussion 2

Week 5 – 7/8/2020: III. Self-Advocacy and Assertiveness

Week 6 – 7/15/2020: Group Discussion 3

Week 7 – 7/22/2020: IV. Feedback Resilience

Week 8 – 7/29/2020: Group Discussion 4

Week 9 – 8/12/2020: V. Building Mentor Networks