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RCR Forum: Managing Your Research Career Using an Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Thursday, October 4, 2018
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Dara Wilson-Grant is the Associate Director at the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and a National Certified Career Counselor. With over fifteen years experience providing career management education and counseling, Dara’s mission is to help individuals develop a framework for choosing a meaningful and rewarding career path, plus develop the skills necessary for a lifetime of career success.

For better or for worse, your experiences and the training you receive as graduate students and postdoctoral researchers can greatly impact and shape the rest of your career. However, there are strategies and resources that can enhance your chances of getting what you came for. During this program participants will learn how to develop clear and specific goals and objectives, along with a plan for executing them. Topics covered include:

  • The importance of setting goals and developing an IDP
  • Introduction to the SMART goals model
  • Resources for crafting and executing your IDP
  • Strategies for establishing expectations and effectively communicating research and career goals with your mentor/PI

This workshop is part of the Fall 2018 Careers Beyond Academia Series, sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Services, The Graduate School, and the Career Center. Questions? Contact Molly Starback, Director of Duke Postdoc Services, at molly.starback@duke.edu.

Participation in this forum earns 2 RCR credits for PhD students. Please bring a pen or pencil to complete registration materials. Note that you will not receive credit if you arrive for this event late or leave early. If you have not been to this location before, please plan enough time to find the room.

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Location

Rm 143 Jones Bldg
Map and directions

Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Professionalism and Scholarly Integrity
  • Self Awareness