Interpersonal Development

Think Like an Actor, Present Like a Pro

8 am to 10 am, October 19, 2017

This workshop is open to faculty and staff.

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:

“How do I make my presentation more interesting?"

Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) Workshop

8 am to 9 am, September 18, 2017

This workshop is open to faculty and staff.

The Medical School STRIDE Committee provides information and advice about practices that will maximize the likelihood that diverse, well-qualified candidates for faculty, fellowship and residency positions will be identified, and, if selected for offers, recruited to the University of Michigan. The committee leads workshops for faculty and administrators involved in selection, recruitment and hiring. Much of the information is also relevant to retention and promotion of these individuals as well. 

Essential Skills for Successful Leadership

8 am to 4 pm, December 08, 2017

This workshop is open to faculty and staff.

This 1-day workshop is designed to assist faculty and staff in developing the essential leadership and management skills necessary to run a lab, start a program, or manage a center or division.

This workshop will highlight topics such as:

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Diversity
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Managing performance

Workshop objectives:

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.

Time Management: Getting Things Done (GTD)

10 am, September 29, 2017

Research shows that mental clutter, or information overload, has significant negative effects on our productivity, relationships, happiness, and overall quality of life. It’s the stuff that keeps us up at night, reduces our focus on what is important, and prohibits us from getting things done.

Getting Things Done (GTD) Fundamentals Training teaches a behavior‑based skillset that individuals can immediately apply to create focus, organize information, and master workflow.

What is GTD Training?

Crucial Conversations

10 am, March 22, 2018

This will be a two-day workshop on Crucial Conversations, held one week apart. Participants must attend both days.

June 7  |  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
June 14  |  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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: 

Early Career Kickstart: Clinical Track

10 am, May 07, 2018

These biannual sessions are intended as a follow-up to the monthly New Faculty Orientation. Orientation gave you the information to get you started at Michigan. In this session, there will be specific focus on expectations for advancement and career planning within the clinical track pathways.  Other topics will include: mentoring, giving feedback, and self-care.  Established clinical track faculty will share their stories around their career trajectories including milestones and stumbling blocks to avoid.

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