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Is It Okay? (Rescheduled from April 22)

Thursday, July 2, 2020
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Is it okay to ask a colleague a question about their identity? Have you given a compliment that generated an unexpected negative reaction? Have you received an identity-based comment that felt hurtful? Join us to discuss these questions and how we can work towards matching our intention and its impact. A link for the Zoom meeting with be shared with registrants.

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

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Event Category

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