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Discussion for Building Resilience - Being Assertive and Having Difficult Conversations

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Personal Development; Wellness

Apr 14, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Speaker(s): Liann Seiter, 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 

We all experience occasional conflicts within our professional and personal lives, they are inevitable, but we may not all approach them the same way. Sometimes we want to avoid or delay a difficult conversation while the other person may feel like it is urgent. These interpersonal conflicts can be particularly stressful and are inherently more difficult to resolve because multiple people are involved. However, there are communication tools that can help create a more positive interaction and outcome. Let’s talk about some of the conflicts you may be dealing with now or conflicts that you have experienced in the past – what helped and what didn’t? Would you approach it differently now?  

Please join us for an online discussion with OITE Wellness Advisor, Liann Seiter.   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. The discussion group provides a confidential and welcoming environment with other trainees having similar experiences. Even if you can’t join us for the entire hour, we encourage you to still attend.  


To request sign language interpreters or CART Services, you can contact NIH Interpreting Services by phone at 301-402-8180 or by using the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, or by submitting a request online. If you have other, disability-related accommodation requests for this event, please contact Dr. Laura Marler at Requests should be made at least 5 days in advance of the Event.