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Discussion for Building Resilience - Talking with your PI/Difficult Conversations

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Personal Development; Wellness

Oct 08, 2020

Speaker(s): Kelly Donahue, OITE Wellness Advisor
This event is recommended for: Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

This event is only for NIH Intramural Trainees currently in our postbac, graduate student, and postdoc programs.  This session will be held online via Zoom and the link will be distributed in NIH Trainee Listserv announcements. If you need the link immediately please email 

Holding productive conversations with  PIs (and other important mentors) about careers, projects, papers, and personal needs can be challenging.  Do you need to open a difficult dialog with your PI or other mentor, but not sure where to start?  It could be that you’ve decided to change your career path and don’t know how to tell your research mentors,  or that you want to negotiate about leave time, the order of authors on a paper, or setting a defense date.  Whatever the situation, we want to help you turn a potentially stressful conversation into a positive interaction. 

Please join us for a discussion with OITE Wellness Advisor, Kelly Donahue.    Building your resiliency and self-care skills now will help you to successfully navigate through periods of growth, and will serve you well throughout your academic and career path.  Even if you can’t join us for the entire hour, we encourage you to still attend.