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 means that you must engage in difficult conversations, which is challenging and requires both practice and competency. This workshop will begin with a grounding in assertiveness training, followed by the chance to practice assertiveness techniques in small groups where attendees can share their experiences, struggles, and successes in becoming more assertive. Individuals who attended Dr. Fowler's November 2021 assertiveness talk are welcome, as are new attendees–because there is no such thing as practicing too much assertiveness! Attendees must be prepared to actively participate and join breakout rooms for discussion and practice.
Garth Fowler, PhD, is the former Associate Executive Director for the Center for Education in Psychology at the American Psychological Association, where he directed the APA’s efforts in producing resources and information to help psychology graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and those who teach them improve their training and career success. Before coming to APA, Garth was a faculty member and Assistant Chair in the Northwestern University Department of Neurobiology. His first job after finishing his postdoc was the Outreach Program Manager for Science Careers, the online career resources for Science Magazine & AAAS. Garth has a BA in Psychology from the College of Wooster, a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Washington-Seattle, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute in San Diego, CA.
A Zoom link will be shared with confirmed registrants. The Mentoring and Communication Series is sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Services and The Graduate School. Questions? Email Molly Starback, Director of Duke Postdoctoral Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Professional Development
- Professionalism and Scholarly Integrity
- Self Awareness
- Teaching and Mentoring
- Core Competencies
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