“Balancing Career and Well-Being”
Susanna Harris: “Building Communities to Support Yourself and Help Others Succeed”
The 16th Annual Postdoc Symposium is postponed to September 21, 2020. We will be following university policy regarding COVID-19. Attendance will be limited to 150 including registrants, staff, speakers, and organizing committee members. Any changes will be posted here and communicated to all participants.
Abstract: Postdocs walk into a new space as a beginner while carrying with them the weight of being a leader. They have to balance learning skills, integrating into a different environment, and mentoring others as they go – often, almost totally on their own. Many will become group leaders, charged with guiding the next generation of researchers. Through supporting themselves and others by opening discussions and building communities, these daunting tasks don’t have to be nearly as hard as they would be alone. This talk will focus on preparing for success by practicing active awareness of both self and others, as well as identifying common pitfalls of mental health challenges in academia.
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10:45 am Registration Opens 2020 Postdoc Program Book
11:00 am Career Forum Round table, EPNEC Great Rooms
12:00 pm Lunch and afternoon registration
12:45 pm Welcome Remarks, EPNEC Auditorium
1:00 pm Keynote Address, CEO and Founder of PhD Balance, Susan L. Harris
2:00 pm Postdoc StoryTellers
- StoryTeller training provided by Campfire STL
3:10 pm Faculty Mentor and Postdoc Mentor or Teacher Awards Presentation
3:30 pm Closing Remarks
3:45 pm Postdoc Resource Fair and Reception, EPNEC Great Rooms
5:00 pm Symposium ends