Leveraging strengths, managing conflict and effective communication in research teams/groups, December 10th from noon to 4 PM. This online interactive workshop is for graduate students, postdocs and other researchers. It is offered by iCOGS and will be facilitated by Profs Mary Lynn Realff (MSE) and Angus Wilkinson (CHEM).
Working as part of a team, or group, comes with both benefits and challenges. The benefits include interacting with people who bring different viewpoints, expertise and experiences to the table. However, the challenges include communicating effectively with people who have different backgrounds and dealing constructively with conflict due to different viewpoints. The workshop will explore how diversity in a team can strengthen it, different approaches to dealing with conflict, how to have a “difficult conversation” with both peers and your supervisor, and strategies for avoiding communications problems. Take home tools to improve your team skills will be provided.