Communication Skills

Resilience and Wellness Series

11 am, March 22, 2021

This monthly resilience and well-being series has been designed specifically for faculty and staff at the University of Michigan Medical School. These workshops will equip you with actionable skills to enhance your ability to overcome adversity, manage stress, and thrive in your professional and personal life. In these highly experiential workshops, you will engage in practical exercises and discuss strategies for applying the skills after the sessions.

You are encouraged to register for any and all of the workshops that interest you. 

Practice Session: Facilitating Conversations for an Anti-Racist Workplace

10 am, June 15, 2021

This workshop is open to faculty and staff who are managers and supervisors who want to hone their facilitation skills for discussions with their teams on anti-racist topics.

Note: Attendees of this practice session will have already attended Facilitating Conversations for an Anti-Racist Workplace prior to attending this session.

Managing Your Online Researcher Identity

12 pm, June 29, 2021

There is a lot to consider when crafting an online identity as a researcher. In this session, we’ll talk about the different types of online scholarly engagement and review best practices. We will go over some of the specific platforms that scholars use, such as ORCID, LinkedIn, Google Scholar, Scopus Author ID, Research Gate/Academia.edu, and Twitter.

Presented by: Sara M Samuel, Informationist for Hematology, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Rogel Cancer Center, and Taubman Medical Research Institute

 

What You Need to Know About Information Flow in Research Writing: Editing Your Writing to Meet Reader Expectations

4 pm, June 29, 2021

We know good research writing when we see it. Skillful research writers understand their readers, guiding them through their texts so that the intended meaning is clear and reading is almost effortless. How do they do this? We may think that clarity is a matter of grammatical accuracy, but this is not enough to produce a well-written paper. Drawing on research on scientific writing, this interactive workshop will introduce you to how language and rhetorical strategies are used to guide readers through a text, to ensure that the logic is clear, and to meet reader expectations.

Behavioral Interviewing: How to Reduce Bias in Interviewing through Consistent Hiring Processes

9 am, December 16, 2021

This workshop is open to faculty and staff.

Training your interviewers is an important and often overlooked piece of a fair and effective hiring process. Well-trained interviewers protect your department from unintentional discrimination and ensure a process that results in better hires for your team.
   
All are welcome, whether you are new to interviewing, want a refresher, or just want insight into the interviewing process. 
   
This training will cover the following topics:

Claim the Stage! How to be Seen and Heard as a Woman of Power

10 am, April 01, 2022

Have you ever shrugged off your accomplishments, or had a colleague claim your accomplishments as their own? Have you backed off when interrupted, or when loudly confronted in a critical meeting? Hesitated to ask for a well-deserved promotion, or been denied one time and again? If you’re nodding your head to any of those questions, you’re not alone; too many remarkable women hold themselves back from stepping up and speaking up when it matters, or they’re held back by frustrating, external factors outside of their control.

Enhancing Faculty Professionalism

11 am, June 30, 2022

This session is intended to provide information and resources to department, division, center, and administrative leaders who are charged with addressing and remediating unprofessional behavior among their faculty members. Policies, approaches, avenues, and resources available to enhance professional behavior at the unit and Medical School level will be discussed. Examples will be provided of how to address different kinds of behavior depending upon if patients or other staff are involved.
   

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