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Assertiveness Training and Conflict Management

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

The work environment is filled with conflict, often as a result of differences in work styles and passive-aggressive communication techniques. Minimizing or resolving conflict often requires engaging in difficult conversations, which is challenging and requires both practice and competency. This workshop will help participants manage conflicts and engage in difficult conversations by teaching an understanding of personal work styles and applying assertiveness techniques.

Garth Fowler, PhDGarth A. Fowler, PhD is a recognized leader in professional development and training of the STEM workforce. As the former Program Manager for Science Careers, a faculty member and director of a graduate training program at Northwestern University, and the Associate Executive Director for Education at American Psychological Association, he has hosted hundreds of workshops on professional development, career exploration, and job searching. He received his BA in psychology from the College of Wooster, and his PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Washington, and completed his postdoctoral training at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

A Zoom link will be shared with confirmed registrants. This event is part of the Mentoring and Communication series co-sponsored by The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Services. Questions? Contact Molly Starback, Director of Duke Postdoc Services, at

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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Communication
  • Self Awareness
  • Teaching and Mentoring
  • Core Competencies