Professional Development Workshops
Leader Academic offers dynamic interactive workshops and keynotes for faculty members, physicians, and academic administrators on topics including:
- Productive Writing
- How to Have More Time
- Leadership and Negotiation for Women
- Networking . . . Without the Awkward!
- Work/Life Balance
Workshops combine well-researched information with dynamic, hands-on activities to create a sense of camaraderie among group participants while promoting lasting learning and change. Programs are designed to be maximally interactive with opportunities for participants to work with the material in both small and large groups. The presenter offers rich research-based strategies and invites attendees to co-create the learning experience.
Years after attending the workshops, participants remark that they continue to practice the techniques they learned to better manage their time, write productively, and lead effectively.
Leader Academic Presents Two Workshop Tracks:
Professors & Physicians
Although professors have excellent training in their disciplinary methods and may know more about their own research area than anyone on the planet, they are often not prepared for the multiple demands that the academic workplace makes on their time. Rena offers workshops that help professors to successfully manage challenges such as supervise staff, fitting writing into busy teaching semesters, working with difficult colleagues, negotiating effectively, coping with biases toward members of historically underrepresented groups, and building networks of support. Leader Academic offers workshops for all academics and specializes in programs that address the specific challenges of women professors.
Although there have been positive changes in medical culture as the number of women entering medicine has increased, there are still vast differences by speciality. Even in primary care, where numbers are more on par, women physicians still must contend with the effects of conscious and unconscious biases. In the university environment, physicians face greater demands on their time than their non-clinical counterparts. When on-service, every minute of the day (and much of the night) is spoken for, and the clinical work often spills over into time officially devoted to research. Women physicians often struggle to combine demanding careers with the kind of personal and family lives that they long for. Leader Academic workshops provide resources, support, and training to help women physicians deal with these difficult issues.
What They’re Saying:
“Rena Seltzer’s workshops are perennial favorites with Yale faculty. Workshop alumni get more writing done, have more control over their schedules, and feel increased confidence in their leadership skills. Rena has also served as a coach for a number of Yale faculty leaders. Here as well, her work has been transformative.”
– Tamar Szabó Gendler, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, Yale University
Rena is a regular presenter for Yale University’s faculty development program, the Women in Science and Engineering program at the University of Michigan, and the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. She has presented to numerous other groups including the Cornell University Women of Color Roundtable, The University of Virginia Professors As Writers Program, University of Wisconsin faculty members, and the Women in Medicine annual conference.