Self-Empowerment

Empowered Interactions: How to Enhance Your Professional Relationships

In an academic setting professional relationships are key, yet sometimes these relationships can prove challenging. At times, we may encounter a difficult student, an unsupportive supervisor or a belligerent colleague. As challenging as these situations may at first appear, there are tools available to help you shift from a position of disempowerment to empowerment in your professional relationships.

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Academic Imposter Syndrome: Managing Your Inner Critic

Do you believe you are an academic imposter? Do you belittle your accomplishments and attribute any success you experience to luck? Academic Imposter Syndrome is rampant among students. During this workshop we will discuss techniques for overcoming Imposter Syndrome. Participants will learn about the role of the inner critic, why it emerges and how it relates to Imposer Syndrome. We will then consider how to turn down the volume of the inner critic and cultivate greater self-confidence.

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Your Greatest Teachers: Dealing with Professional Setbacks

Higher education institutions excel when it comes to preparing staff and students for success in their academic endeavours. There is no shortage of advice on how to prepare students for the job market; guidance for writing research funding applications; or workshops on putting together a manuscript proposal. Yet, success in all of these arenas is by no means guaranteed and there is considerably less advice available for dealing with disappointments. This interactive workshop will consider how academic staff and students can navigate through professional setbacks more quickly and easily.