Communication Skills

Think Like an Actor, Present Like a Pro

8 am to 10 am, October 19, 2017

Presented by Eleni Kelakos, CTO (Chief Transformational Officer), The Eleni Group

It’s conference season, and you’ve once again been asked to share your expertise by giving a breakout session at a regional, national or international conference. The thought makes you both smile and shiver. The pressure to deliver a presentation to a group of your professional colleagues that is clear, confident and memorable is undeniable. As you prepare, you start to wonder:

Successful Negotiation Skills and Strategies

8 am to 4 pm, October 24, 2017

Medical school faculty negotiate constantly, not just over issues like salary, but also for lab space, authorship on research papers, and resources. This day-long negotiation workshop will equip you with a framework and set of tools designed to help faculty prepare for, and conduct effective negotiations. The workshop is interactive and participants will learn by practicing first on generic negotiation cases, and then on real issues that faculty must negotiate every day.

Making the Most of Your Presentation

11 am to 1 pm, October 09, 2017

Strong presentation skills are a key to success for researchers and other professionals, yet many speakers are at a loss to tackle the task. Systematic as they otherwise can be in their work, they go at it intuitively or haphazardly, with much good will but seldom good results. In this talk, Dr Doumont proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver an oral presentation: he covers structure, slides, and delivery, as well as stage fright.

Facilitated by: Jean-luc Doumont, PhD

Communicating the Value of Your Research to a Broad Audience

11 am to 1 pm, November 09, 2017

Finding the right researcher, clinician, or industry partner is the first step for a successful research collaboration, but it’s only half the challenge. Most failed connections are a result of a disconnect when trying to communicate the value in a partnership. This workshop will address this challenge by teaching the importance of value propositions and communicating research in a way that makes it compelling for every audience.

Preparing Effective Abstracts for Conferences and Publications

12 pm, February 09, 2018

Whether you are submitting your work for publication in a biomedical journal or for presentation at a medical conference, the Abstract is often the only thing that editors and conference organizers use to make decisions about accepting your work. Thus, it is imperative to prepare an Abstract that not only follows the required format and length, but also is informative and can stand on its own in “telling the story” about your work.

Crucial Conversations

10 am, March 22, 2018

This will be a one-day workshop on Crucial Conversations. A crucial conversation is a discussion between two or more people where the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. These conversations—when handled poorly or ignored—lead to strained relationships and dismal results. In this workshop, participants will learn to: 

Inclusive Principles for the Clinical Teaching Context

10 am, October 15, 2018

Inclusive teaching involves deliberately cultivating a learning environment where all learners are treated equitably, have equal access to learning, and feel valued and supported. In this interactive workshop facilitated by pedagogical consultants from U-M’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), clinical faculty will examine four principles for creating an inclusive clinical learning environment, one which attends to instructors' and learners' social identities and to the ways systemic inequities shape dynamics in teaching-learning spaces.

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