Foundations of a Successful Academic Career: Navigating a Pandemic and Beyond – Starts in October
Join us for this dynamic ten-week group for faculty members as we address how to survive and thrive in academia in this time of crisis and beyond.
“I am a happier, healthier, higher-impact, and more productive academic, thanks to Rena’s coaching and book.”
– Dolly Chugh, Associate Professor, NYU Stern School of Business
The fall session starts in mid October 2020 and runs for ten consecutive weeks. Registration is now open on a first-come, first-served basis with a $200 discount for registration by September 23. Past groups have included women and men from a wide range of disciplines and career stages.
Attendees will learn to:
- Gain control of your time
- Increase your writing productivity
- Identify unwritten expectations for promotion
- Fit in time to recharge
- Strengthen your professional networks
- Negotiate like a pro
- Speak with authority
- Navigate challenges related to gender, race, and culture
Benefits of participating in the workshop can include:
- Greater writing and research productivity
- Reduced stress
- A more robust professional network
- Increased confidence
In addition to offering practical skills and strategies, the group will provide a safe space in which to discuss common challenges that professors face and share solutions. The format will include presentations, interactive exercises, and group discussion. We will also address current challenges including online teaching, managing without one’s usual supports, coauthors whose pandemic situation has limited their availability, and how to support anti-racist efforts in your own research group, department, or institution.
The group will meet on either Mondays or Tuesdays, with the exact date and time determined by early registrants.
The tuition for the group is $1495 with registration by September 23, or $1695 after September 23. Although many people self-pay, some use start-up, research, or professional development funds for the group. We don’t know the specific requirements of any particular funding source, so people generally check that out with their fund administrator. If you would like to ask your institution to cover the cost of the group, I will be glad to send you a sample letter for making a request for financial support.
To enroll, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Enroll in Foundations Group” in the subject line and a sentence about your career stage and institutional affiliation. We will then follow-up with additional information.
Please let me know if you would like to join us for this empowering group!