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Free Workshop for Women in STEM

Female faculty and postdocs in the STEM fields can attend a free workshop titled, “Strategic Persuasion: A Seminar in effective negotiations, problem solving, and conflict resolution,”  from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the Marye Anne Fox Science Teaching Laboratory, Room 206. To register, send an email to Brenda Burgess.

The workshop is focused on the needs of female faculty in scientific disciplines, with special attention to early career faculty, either tenure track or fixed term. Successful faculty negotiators experience better career outcomes and provide models for other female faculty, postdocs and graduate students.

Participants in the workshop will learn the fundamentals of responsible negotiations and conflict resolution. They will learn how to understand and make use of points of view, relevant data and aspirations of all parties involved. Attendees will consider the importance of developing alternatives in preparation for a negotiation, work with prepared case studies that address relevant situations and practice negotiation skills and methods. Participants will be asked to complete a standardized form to assess negotiation and conflict style and to bring problem situations for the group to discuss.

The facilitator, Jane Tucker, is an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership, where she works with leaders from both nonprofit organizations and corporations. She has taught negotiation skills for women in science for 14 years. She holds a Ph.D. in organizational development from UNC-Chapel Hill and is an alumna of Wellesley College. She has published papers on learning strategies and organizational development. Her current research interest is focused on early adopters in change processes.

The workshop is sponsored by COACh, the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

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