Together with the National Institutes of Health, IDEAL Research is presenting “Becoming a Resilient Scientist” series that is open to all current Ph.D. students and post-docs in BGS. Navigating school, the career exploration process, research environments, and the stress of life can seem overwhelming and lead us to doubt ourselves just when we need confidence the most. The goal of this series is to help you develop the resilience you need to navigate challenging situations in school, work, and life. The series will consist of five webinars, each followed by a small group discussion the following week. The webinars will highlight emotional intelligence competencies needed for academic success and for thriving in research and healthcare careers. We will discuss the cultivation of skills to help you realize resilience and identify and deal with obstacles that get in your way.
The time commitment for participants is approximately 2.5 hours per session (1.5 hours to watch the webinar live or asynchronously plus 1 hour for small group discussions). The webinar sessions are offered live the Thursday before the group discussions and can also be watched asynchronously.
The group discussions in the series are below. Participants are expected to commit to the entirety of the series.
- Monday, September 27 – 1PM-2PM – An Introduction to Resilience and Wellness
- Monday, October 11 – 1PM-2PM – Exploring our Self-Talk: Cognitive Distortions and Imposter Fears
- Monday, October 25 – 1PM-2PM – Self-Advocacy and Assertiveness for Scientists
- Monday, November 8 – 1PM-2PM – Developing Feedback Resilience
- Monday, November 22 – 1PM-2PM – Managing Up to Maximize Mentoring Relationships
Sign Up by 9/24: https://upenn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1zu2YqERfDZDdNc
If you have any questions, please reach out to Lisa Lim (firstname.lastname@example.org).