Lectures

Next meeting:

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

5:30 - 6:30 PM

105 Stanely Hall

 

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Marcia Riley

Ombuds Office, UC Berkeley
 
 

Do you typically avoid conflict or dive in head first? What would your life look like if you could clearly communicate your concerns and issues with those who you work with? Productive conversations are building blocks for healthy and positive relationships. As you navigate your graduate career, equip yourself with key strategies for negotiating difficult conversations and disagreements with your faculty, students you may be teaching, and your peers.

Artichoke Basille pizza will be served at 6:30 PM in the Stanley Hall atrium, along with beer, wine, and soda. Enjoy the refreshments and mingle with your fellow Thrivers!

 

(RSVP is required, see form below)

Note: if you require special accommodations, please contact us (ucberkeley.thriving.in.science@gmail.com) and the Disabled Students' Program as soon as possible. 

 

 

 

Upcoming Speakers:

TBA 

Past Speakers:

16 Nov 2016: Molecular and Cell Biology Professor Rebecca Heald (recipient of the 2016 Faculty Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring)

VIDEO
 October 12th, 2016: "Science as an entrepreneur: balancing the demands of good science with good business to build a career," Dr. Dan Widmaier (CEO and Co-founder at Bolt Threads)

VIDEO May 18th, 2016: "A Biased Random Walk: My 'Alternative' Career as a Scientist," Dr. Brad Zamft (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

VIDEO April 28th, 2016: "Recognizing and Addressing Unconscious Bias," Cat Adams (Unconscious Bias Project) and an Interview and Discussion with Professor Janet Stemwedel (Dept. of Philosophy, San Jose State University)

VIDEO February 17th, 2016: "Counseling and Psychological Services 101," Dr. Aaron Cohen (U.C. Berkeley Counseling and Psychological Services)

January 27th, 2016: "The road not taken: A journey from the halls of academia to the pillars of industry," Dr. Nathan Pierce (Verily) 

December 9th, 2015: "Toxic Leadership," Dr. Dave (Doc) Matsuda

SLIDES November 18th, 2015: "Navigating Difficult Conversations," Marcia Riley and Sunny Lee (U.C. Berkeley Ombuds Office)

October 7th, 2015: "A conversation on peer support: Benefits and lessons learned from Thriving in Science peer group members," Members of Thriving in Science Peer Support Groups

June 3rd, 2015: "Rethinking Scientific Publication for Modern Times," Prof. Ron Vale (Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, U.C. San Francisco)

VIDEO April 29, 2015: "Happy Academics: Scientific Insights on Thriving in Science," Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas (Greater Good Science Center, U.C. Berkeley)

VIDEO April 8, 2015: "Courage to Explore: What Organizational Research Tells Us about Learning from Failure," Prof. Monica Worline (Center for Positive Organizations, University of Michigan)

VIDEO February 25, 2015: "Lies, Damned Lies, and Academic Narratives," Terry Johnson (Department of Bioengineering, U.C. Berkeley)

VIDEO January 27, 2015: "Creating a Recovery Filled Weekend," Prof. Kevin Eschleman (Department of Psychology, San Francisco State University)

VIDEO December 12th, 2014: "Understanding Burnout," Prof. Christina Maslach (Department of Psychology, U.C. Berkeley)

SLIDES October 29th, 2014: "How Positive Leadership and Positive Culture Can Affect the Success of Berkeley Scientists," Prof. Kim Cameron (Ross School of Business, University of Michigan)

VIDEO October 7th, 2014: "Love and Fear in the Lab," Prof. Uri Alon (Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

VIDEO September 3rd, 2014: "Not Going It Alone," Prof. Judith Klinman (Department of Chemistry, U.C. Berkeley)