Most of us have heard the term “work/life balance," which may lead one to think that doing all we want to do requires some sort of juggling act. Too often we think of "work" and "life" as being competing entities, when in reality, we can get more accomplished if we see how to integrate these two areas. This discussion will focus on how to integrate the varied roles we all have within our lives (e.g., researcher, employee, supervisor, spouse, parent, caregiver for elderly family members, etc.). Suggestions for how to think about these roles as a 'both/and' rather than an 'either/or' scenario within our lives will be provided. A values inventory will be shared, as well as guidance on how to set realistic, achievable goals on a day-to-day basis.
Rhonda Sutton, PhD, LPC, is Organizational Development Leader at North Carolina State University and a licensed professional counselor who received her doctorate in Counselor Education in 1999. Dr. Sutton has been a counselor for over 20 years, and she also has experience as an administrator in higher education where she was director of a women's center, an assistant vice provost in an equal opportunity office, and a director of postdoctoral affairs. Dr. Sutton's work focuses on guiding people in their personal and professional development so they can find their own unique ways of leading productive and fulfilling lives, and she appreciates the opportunity to work with both individuals and groups so that they can achieve personal and professional success.
This workshop is sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Services and The Graduate School and is open to graduate students and postdocs. Questions? Contact Molly Starback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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