So You Think You’re a Fraud? Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Thursday, October 29, 2015

This 1/2 day event will include a seminar, lunch and interactive workshops. The seminar by Dr. Young is open to the University community however we do require registration for the lunch and workshops.
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Schedule of Events

Welcome - Coffee, tea and cookies will be served
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: NC101

Seminar by Dr. Valerie Young
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: NC101

Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: NC101

Interactive Workshops
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Locations: NC113/114/117

Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: NC113

Seminar by Dr. Valerie Young

Dr. Valerie Young will lead a seminar about the Impostor Syndrome. Dr. Young is a leading expert on the Impostor Syndrome and an author of the award-winning book, “The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It.” An internationally known speaker, Dr. Young has given seminars and shared her advice to thousands. As Impostor feelings are pervasive in higher education, Dr. Young has been an invited speaker at many major colleges and universities and a keynote speaker at many conferences and meetings. Learn more.

Interactive Workshops

Three interactive workshops will be run simultaneously for graduate students, early career faculty and mid-career faculty. Facilitators will initiate discussions within small groups at appropriate levels with possible discussion topics of:

1) Working Through an Epic Fail

* Dealing with manuscript rejection
* Failing the comprehensive exam
* Bombing a talk
* Recovering from an unsuccessful NSERC Discovery Grant application

2) Modesty Will Get You Nowhere

* Building your CV for future employment or Promotion & Tenure
* Promoting your strengths in grant applications
* Positive exposure at conferences and meetings

3) Running Your First Marathon: How To Do Something Big You’ve Never Done Before

* Completing your thesis
* Leading a large grant proposal or network