ADVANCE Book Discussion: "Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct"

The UM Medical School Faculty Development Office and the ADVANCE Program invite Medical School faculty members to a discussion of: 

Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct by P.M. Forni 

Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, cellphones, and multi-tasking. In Choosing Civility, P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others. In clear, witty, and, well...civilized language, Forni covers topics that include:

* Think Twice Before Asking Favors
* Give Constructive Criticism
* Refrain from Idle Complaints
* Respect Others' Opinions
* Don't Shift Responsibility and Blame
* Care for Your Guests 
* Accept and Give Praise

Finally, Forni provides examples of how to put each rule into practice and so make life-and the lives of others-more enjoyable, companionable, and rewarding. Choosing Civility is a simple, practical, perfectly measured, and quietly magical handbook on the lost art of civility and compassion.

Two discussions will be offered on Monday, February 18, 2019: 

Breakfast discussion from 8:00 - 9:30 am in the BSRB Seminar Rooms (1st floor)
Discussion led by Lori Isom, PhD, Maurice H Seevers Collegiate Professor of Pharmacology, Chair, Department of Pharmacology, Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and Professor of Neurology

Lunch discussion from 11:30 am - 1:00pm in the BSRB Seminar Rooms (1st floor)
Discussion led by Marie Lozon, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Chief Clinical Officer

Space is limited - make your reservation early!

A copy of the book will be provided in advance. 

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop, or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at or 734-764-2574.
Please also let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange so letting us know at least 2 weeks in advance is much appreciated.

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