Join us on Saturday, January 27th from 9 am to 3 pm for our Negotiation for Success I and Stress Management Workshops. Workshops will be held at the Frieson Black Cultural Center (1800 Melrose Avenue). Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Schedule and workshop descriptions are below. Limited space is available.
Register by Friday, January 19th in order to participate.
Schedule of Events
8:30 am Breakfast and Check-in
9 am – 12 pm Negotiation for Success I Workshop
- Description: The most successful scientists are those who have mastered specialized competencies “beyond the bench,” with negotiation skills at the top of the list. Entitled Negotiation Skills for Science Career Success, this workshop provides a practical introduction to specific sequential strategies to achieve successful negotiations and conduct potentially difficult discussions in the context of the scientific culture. Its goal is to provide participants a foundation that will enrich their professional interactions, decrease frustration over poor communication, and increase confidence regarding difficult situations and conversations. Participants will learn and, through role-playing that involves “real-world” examples of the scientific culture, practice key negotiation strategies. They will also gain skills for lifelong practice, including how to evaluate personal contributions to issues, accepting alternate points of view, forming a negotiation game plan, generating creative options, and reaching mutually beneficial outcomes.
12 pm-1 pm Lunch
1 pm – 3 pm Stress Management Workshop
- Description: The complex and competitive nature of science today has contributed to a sense of unrelenting stress among some young scientists, to the extent that they are making the decision early on to opt out of some types of scientific careers (e.g., academic research). Entitled Stress Management and Making the Most of Stress, this workshop is designed to help participants address stress by providing a practical discussion of the physiology of stress, the difference between positive stress and negative stress, and how to re-frame pre-conceived ideas about stress to minimize its negative impact. Participants will also address negative stress by learning and practicing personal stress reduction techniques, and by learning how to create and foster productive environments for themselves and others that allow for successful stress management.