Managing Your Research Career Using an Individual Development Plan (IDP) (GS 717.01)
Dara Wilson-Grant, Associate Director at the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
For better or for worse, your experiences and the training you receive as graduate students and postdoctoral researchers can greatly shape the rest of your career. However, there are strategies and resources that can increase your chances of getting what you came for. During this program, participants will learn how to develop clear and specific goals and objectives, along with a plan for executing them.
- The importance of setting goals and developing an IDP
- Introduction to the SMART goals model
- Resources for crafting and executing your IDP
- Strategies for establishing expectations and effectively communicating research and career goals with your mentor/PI.
Speaker: Dara Wilson-Grant is the Associate Director at the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. With over fifteen years experience providing career management education and counseling, Dara’s mission is to help individuals develop a framework for choosing a meaningful and rewarding career path, plus develop the skills necessary for a lifetime of career success.
Note: This seminar provides Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit for GS717.01. Note that you will not receive credit if you arrive for this event late or leave early. Questions? Email Dr. Hugh Crumley, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Zoom link will be shared with confirmed registrants. This workshop is part of the Mentoring and Communication Series sponsored by The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Services. Questions? Email Molly Starback, Director of Duke Postdoctoral Services, at email@example.com
Professional Development, Core Competencies, Communication, Professionalism and Scholarly Integrity, Self Awareness, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)