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The Science of Interpersonal Interactions


Xu Simon, Ph.D., MBA, Chief Technology Officer at Enozo Technologies

This one-hour professional development webinar, geared toward STEM graduate students and early-career professionals, breaks interpersonal interactions down into two distinct but interacting parts: sending messages and receiving them.

Xu Simon, Ph.D.

Communication, teaching, and learning all depend on both clear messaging and understanding. Miscommunication is often simply the result of a mismatch between these two components. Xu Simon, Ph.D., will build foundational communication skills for success in any STEM career by identifying common patterns in interpersonal communication, by highlighting where communication can go wrong, and by offering tools for troubleshooting common communication errors. Participants will develop a framework for using interpersonal interactions both for individual advancement and for maximal impact on their families, teams, industries, and marketplace.

After this webinar, participants will be able to shift the frame of reference for interpersonal interactions from a subjective, nonproductive experience to an opportunity to use the scientific values of integrity and observation for continued learning, effective teaching, and deep connection.

Duke graduate students can access this event sponsored by the Association for Women in Science through Duke's institutional membership, sponsored by the Office of Faculty Advancement. Find information about how to claim your Duke membership to AWIS here.

4.19.2023 - Virtual Workshop


Communication, Professional Development