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Becoming a Resilient Scientist Series: III. Self-Advocacy and Assertiveness

Workshop/Seminar: Personal Development; Wellness

online
Oct 06, 2022 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Register here: https://nih.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_nQeYrG6FR3OejnEZfUrQLQ

We all need to develop the skills needed to be assertive and to advocate for ourselves, especially in hierarchical environments where we sometimes feel we do not have a voice. In this webinar, we will discuss how to set boundaries, communicate expectations, ask for feedback and discuss difficult issues with friends, mentors, colleagues and supervisors.

 

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BECOMING A RESILIENT SCIENTIST SERIES

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 (discussion groups will be held in the week following the lecture, more info will be provided via email), 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 the webinars, it is best to participate in the entire series as the material relates and concepts will be developed throughout the series. The workshops and group discussions in the series are:

Session 1 – An Introduction to Resilience and Wellness 

Session 2 – Exploring our Self-Talk: Cognitive Distortions and Imposter Fears

Session 3 – Self-Advocacy and Assertiveness for Scientists

Session 4 – Developing Feedback Resilience

Session 5 – Managing Up to Maximize Mentoring Relationships

 



American Sign Language interpreting services, CART services, and other reasonable accommodations are available upon request. Individuals who need interpreting services and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, should contact OITE-EventServices@od.nih.gov or the NIH Interpreting Office directly, via email, at nih@ainterpreting.com. Requests should be made at least five business days in advance, when possible, in order to ensure interpreter availability.