Summer 2017 Postdoc Workshop Series

The summer program is intended to assist postdocs in Career Planning and Core Competencies, which fulfill the professionalism competency component in the professional development plan recommended by The National Postdoctoral Association.

*All workshops will take place in the Marriott Library Administration Board Room on the 5th Floor. Lunch will be available.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Anne Berzins.

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

5/18/2017 11:30- 2:00 Marriott Library*

MBTI is a leadership development tool which, very simplistically, provides feedback in 4 main areas: where you primarily direct your energy; how you prefer to process information; how you prefer to make decisions; and how you prefer to organize your life. This workshop will provide insights which influence our interactions and participation in collaborative based environments. Prior to this class participants will complete the MBTI online. Participants must attend class to receive MBTI results.

Conflict Styles

6/01/2017 11:30- 2:00 Marriott Library*

We will explore the nature of conflict, how the need to be right undermines effective performance, identify ways to address conflict and identify skills to help you detach as a listener and manage the conflict. Participants will complete the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) to gain an understanding of their own and other conflict-handling styles. Participants must attend class to receive TKI results.

Negotiating Essentials

6/08/2017 11:30- 2:00 Marriott Library*

In this workshop we will explore a number of concepts integral to effective negotiation. We will explore what makes some experiences more effective than others and examine the how and when of negotiation preparation. In this session, we will also explore the behavioral aspects of negotiation including dealing with emotion. Whether negotiation is part of your everyday work or something you are preparing for in the future, you will take away insights and strategies to build or enhance your effectiveness.

Mentoring and Professional Development

6/22/2017 11:30- 2:00 Marriott Library*

We will discuss the nature of mentoring and professional mentoring relationships, the respective mentor and mentee roles and learn how to maximize the mentoring relationship for professional development. This session will also include the mechanics of giving and receiving feedback

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