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NIEHS: Workplace Dynamics

Workshop/Seminar: Leadership - Personal/Group Interactions; Management; Personal Development

Feb 22, 2013 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Lori Conlan, PhD, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services, Julie Gold, Professional Development Coach, OITE
This event is appropriate for: Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

This event will be held on the North Carolina campus.

This day long event will provide the Workplace Dynamics Series.  It will provide 4 of the 5 components necessary for the certificate (the last component (Conflict Management) can be completed on March 18).  Additionally, the certificate would qualify you to apply for Management Bootcamp (help every Jan/June in Bethesda and returning to NIEHS in 2014). Once you start registration for this event, you will have the opportunity to tell us which of the three sessions below you plan to attend.

9 AM -Noon Workplace Dynamics I and II:  This experiential and engaging course, rooted in psychological type and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment, explores themes of self-awareness and self-management.  Through exercises, lecture, and small group discussions, you learn about and validate your own type preferences and work and communication styles.   We will also focus on the particular challenges of communication, different learning and teaching styles, and the different influencing and interaction styles you encounter in any research group or workgroup.   Pre-work: All participants should complete an online MBTI Assessment through the OITE.  OITE staff will provide you with a link to complete the MBTI approximately two weeks before the workshop.

1:45-2:45 PM Workplace Dynamics IV: Team Skills: Focus on team tools and group development insights through the experience of real team and group work. This class is intended for anyone who works on or with teams and wishes to have greater team-facilitation skills.  The workshop also focuses on spotting the stages of group development and how to shepherd teams through rough spots, conflict and growing pains.

3:00 PM-5:00  PM Workplace Dynamics V: Diversity in a Multicultural Society:Diversity.... difference.... post-racial..... multicultural --  all buzzwords we regularly hear.  But how often do we as future scientists, healthcare providers, science educators, and policy experts stop to consider our own reactions to diversity and difference?  Furthermore, why does this matter to our research and how do we build inclusive and welcoming work environments? This workshop will examine the meaning of diversity in the lives of individuals, groups, and communities, as well as the larger society and scientific community.   


To request sign language interpreters and/or other accommodation, please contact NIH Interpreting Services by phone at 301-402-8180, by submitting a request online, or by using the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. Requests should be made at least 5 days in advance of the event.