Actions and Detail Panel
Engaged Academics in the Age of Mass Distraction
Fri, March 3, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
Join three academic coaches for a workshop on how to get involved and make a difference in your community -- without overdoing it. We've got the skills and knowledge to do something. But what, exactly, and how can we make meaningful connections with individuals and organizations who are already active?
In this 3-part workshop, Maren Wood, Jennifer Polk, and Michelle Dionne Thompson will coach you through the process of figuring out for yourself what's important to you, what you can do, and how you can do it while making sure you're not going to burn yourself out.
In part 1, Jen will cover how to identify your values and priorities, and also provide tips and strategies for making sure your inner critics -- think "impostor syndrome" -- aren't running amuck and keeping you from taking action.
In part 2, Maren will guide you through the process of figuring out what you can do, how you can use your existing skills to benefit causes you care about, and provide strategies to identify organizations where your abilities can be useful.
In part 3, Michelle will teach us how to pace ourselves so we can continue to be effective academics and activists -- however defined -- for years to come. Self-care is a crucial skill now more than ever, and she'll show us how to practice it.
Read more about why we're doing this in Maren's post on the Beyond the Professoriate blog.
We’re donating $7 from the live webinar to the ACLU.
About the workshop leaders:
L. Maren Wood, PhD, is a Certified Career Coach who works with PhD job seekers to help them find non-faculty career. Maren earned a PhD in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A proud Canadian, she currently resides in Denver. Find her at lilligroup.com.
Jennifer Polk, PhD, works as an academic, career, and life coach. Her clients—graduate students and PhDs—are a diverse group of individuals based all around the world, from Canada, the US, the UK, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere. Jen coaches them to finish grad school and launch meaningful careers. Find Jen online at FromPhDtoLife.com.
Michelle Thompson, JD, PhD, is a Life Coach and Adjunct Professor in the CUNY system. As a life coach, she assists people in academia and law find their passions, reset their priorities, and plan the life that they want. She also provides support for writing projects. Visit her Facebook page to learn more about her coaching services.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach Jen directly at email@example.com.
What if I can't attend live?
No problem. You can still purchase a ticket. We'll record the panel so you can watch it afterward.
How can learn more about Beyond the Professoriate?
Thanks for asking! Our website is http://beyondprof.com.