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Overcoming Academic Perfectionism (NCFDD Webinar)

Thursday, September 14, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity is hosting a webinar on Overcoming Academic Perfectionism as part of its Core Curriculum series.

  • Do you struggle to share your writing at early stages because it’s not perfect?
  • Do you find yourself devastated by criticism of your work?
  • Do you beat yourself up every time the tiniest thing goes wrong?
  • Is it difficult for you to celebrate other people’s success because it reminds you of your own shortcomings?

If any of these things sound familiar, CONGRATULATIONS! You’re a perfectly normal perfectionist! The only problem is that the nature of the Academy is likely to exacerbate your perfectionist tendencies, as opposed to minimize them. In this webinar, perfectionists will unite to get clear about:

  • The causes and consequences of excessive perfectionism.
  • The features of academic life that intensify perfectionism
  • Strategies to identify when your perfectionism is at work, assess whether it is useful or debilitation, and adjust your standards and behavior accordingly
  • The secret to finding real satisfaction in every step of the writing process

The webinar facilitator is Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Higher Education at North Carolina State University.

Duke graduate students can access this webinar sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity through Duke's institutional membership. Find information about how to claim your Duke membership to NCFDD here.

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Event Category

  • Professional Development