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Networking Workshop

The 2.5-day workshop this June 4-6 is geared toward early- to mid-career women in the geosciences, especially graduate students, post-docs, researchers, and tenure-track faculty. Monday, Tuesday and half of Wednesday will focus on the following skills:

Learning to “see” networking opportunities, and take full advantage of them
Getting the most from your professional network
Assessing your personal strengths, so that you can connect with colleagues with maximum results and minimum anxiety
Communicating effectively on a personal and professional level
Learning about different communication styles to prepare you for a diversity of working environments
Realizing the opportunities and limitations of online networking
Working with formal and informal mentors
Practicing networking skills with leading scientists and educators

Held at the beautiful UW-Madison campus, participants will have opportunity to enjoy the lakefront and learn valuable networking and communication skills from our professional facilitators, Kerry Ann Rockquemore and Chris Olex.

Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD is Executive Director of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. After Dr. Rockquemore became a tenured professor, her focus shifted to improving conditions for pre-tenure faculty by creating supportive communities for writing productivity and work/life balance.

Chris Olex is a trainer and facilitator specializing in corporate team development. Her programs are designed to promote teamwork, improve communication, and stimulate creative problem solving through safe, yet challenging elements.