ADVANCE Workshops

COACh Workshop on Strategic Persuasion
Nancy Houfek
January 11, 2019

Success Strategies in STEM
Christine Grant, CoolSci Productions & North Carolina State University
October 8, 2018
Are you tired of others mandating what Academic Success looks like?  Are you at a career crossroad with a plethora of opportunities in terms of leadership, scholarship and engagement opportunities? As you explore your professional legacy, there is a need to define Success as it relates to your own career trajectory relative to your academic rank. Whether tenure or non-tenure track, you are often reviewing: time commitments, mentoring/coaching interactions, relationships with your institution and roles in your profession.  A critical aspect of making decisions at this stage lies beyond the development of short and long term academic career roadmaps, it requires reshaping your “continuing and emerging” roles as an academic leader.   In the absence of this, one can flounder, become discouraged and even become “stuck”.  Workshop participants will utilize our “Identify, Create and Execute” process to both explore and redefine their own resilience to achieve STEM success.

Bystander Intervention
Mary Anne Holmes, University of Nebraska Lincoln
February 1, 2018
What to do when you hear something or see something that shouldn’t happen in the workplace, in a classroom, lab, or while doing fieldwork? We’ll take some initial steps to learn how to recognize harassment and confront it to ensure our work environment is productive and inclusive.

Enhancing Your Career with Networking Strategies

Donna Dean, Consultant, Association for Women in Science & American Chemical Society
September 28, 2017
Networking is an important component for career success and, when strategically implemented, can be utilized
to advance one’s career. This interactive workshop will cover the various forms of networking, incorporate small
group discussions on the benefits and challenges related to networking, and provide tips and techniques that
can immediately be put into action to improve one’s networking skills.

Survival is insufficient: Seek to Thrive
Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Scientist, Executive, Diversity Advocate
March 9, 2017
We will discuss strategies useful in academic careers, as well as implementation of those strategies.
Among the topics to be covered are: How well do you know your institution? Setting priorities and goals.
Seeking and finding supportive others. Feeling trapped? It’s a trap! Stereotype threat, how we sabotage

Work-life balance: what do you really want?
Joan Herbers, Ohio State University
October 20, 2016
Work-life balance is a misnomer: no one can have it all.  Many of us feel out of balance both professionally and
personally. In this workshop we will try to help you discover what you really want from your job and your
personal life, how that might shift over the course of your career, and how to achieve your primary goals along
the way.