Teaming Virtually, January 22, 1:30-2:15 pm. This online workshop is offered by iCOGS, a series of modules on Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Graduate Students. After an introduction to the special teamwork challenges of working together from different locations, the workshop will introduce the pros and cons of tools that are helping research teams work together at a distance, for communication along with document and data sharing. Registration is free, but required before January 19 here.
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.