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Addressing Power Dynamics

Friday, June 26, 2020
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Whether or not we work remotely, power dynamics are part of an academic setting. In this safe space, we will discuss hierarchy in academia, share ideas for navigating situations with power differentials, and brainstorm how to promote a positive work culture.

To provide a safe space, attendance is limited to graduate students, Postdoctoral Associates, and Postdoctoral Scholars. A link for the Zoom meeting with be shared with registrants from these groups.

Facilitator: Melissa Segal, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who has provided individual, couples, and family counseling; facilitated a variety of support and educational groups; and implemented professional development and training. She is currently the Senior Business Manager of Duke Neurobiology and serves as the Neurobiology Diversity and Inclusion Leader.

This workshop is part of the Mentoring and Communication Series, co-sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Services and The Graduate School. Questions? Contact Molly Starback, Director of Duke Postdoctoral Services, at

Registration for this workshop is now full.



Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Communication
  • Professionalism and Scholarly Integrity
  • Self Awareness
  • Core Competencies
  • Professional Development Series