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COACh Workshops at SERMACS 2023

October 25, 2023 @ 9:30 am11:30 am

COACh Workshops at SERMACS 2023

Workshop 1: Career Launch and Acceleration

Time: Wednesday, October 25, 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

The workshop is targeted for faculty, graduate students, researchers, and students. Seeking and starting that first job as a scientist or engineer is a time of great transition anduncertainly. This workshop provides techniques necessary for an effective career launch into the job that best fits your skills and interests.This workshop module will help position you to be most effective in finding and applying for a variety of job positions, developing a tailored CV for the position and being an effective communicator in the interview whether it is by phone, web-based or in person.Additional topics include effective communication methods for teaching and research presentations, importance of network building and finding a mentor, building a strong CV and developing anprofessional internet presence. For groups of undergraduate and graduate students, a discussion can include applying for graduate school and fellowships. Mixed gendergroups welcome.

Workshop 2: The Art of Effective Negotiation

Time: Wednesday, October 25, 1:30 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

The workshop is targeted for administrators, faculty, graduate students, researchers, and students. Negotiations occur every day in the scientific laboratory and workplace and often involve issues that are key to research success and career advancement. This workshop module teaches the fundamentals of negotiation relevant to a variety of one-on-one conversations and group settings. Topics include the importance of negotiation to advance research and career objectives, identification of negotiables for research and career advancement, elements of a successful negotiation, the importance of developing alternatives to an agreement, techniques for handling difficult people and conversations, the importance of listening and appreciating different viewpoints and identification of short and long-term negotiation goals. The session includes presentations by the facilitator, small group discussions that include practicing the negotiation techniques learned.

Facilitator: Dr. Dorian Canelas, Associate Professor of the Practice of Chemistry, Duke University

Register for the workshop(s) during SERMACS registration.

Participants can register for only one or both workshops. 

Please contact Dr. Cassie Lilly (cassie_lilly@ncsu.edu) with any questions.

COACh is a grassroots organization of scientists and engineers working to ensure that the global scientific enterprise provides equal opportunity for all to pursue and succeed in STEM careers.


October 25, 2023
9:30 am – 11:30 am
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