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Career Development

Building Community in Academia with Susanna Harris of PhDBalance

September 22, 2020 at 1:00pm2:00pm EDT

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Research has shown that feeling appreciated, respected, and cared for all influence the success of graduate students; whether new or not, the issue of building supportive communities in academia has become an international conversation, with many pushing for changes at individual and institutional levels. This talk will share insight about the current needs, fears, and questions from graduate students around the world. We will discuss why to focus on creating networks for personal and professional support, identify best practices for changing current academic climates, and how we can each contribute to making academia a more inclusive and healthy space for academics of all levels. The session will include time for discussion and examples of effective leadership that can be emulated no matter your current position.

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This event was published on September 2, 2020.

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