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Wurtele Center for Work and Life Workshops

You can sign up for workshops by checking the box next to them below and clicking the Sign Me Up! button at the bottom:

Upcoming Workshops

 Mindful Mondays #1: Making friends with feedback with Prof. Benita Jackson2/6/17CC 103/104Instructor: Benita Jackson
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

This lunchtime series includes free food, short contemplative exercises, and 45-minute conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. Associate Professor of Psychology, Benita Jackson, will provide tips on how you can "make friends with feedback." Co-facilitated by Jessica Bacal and Matilda Cantwellworkshop image
 Mindful Mondays #2: Sit, Eat, Talk to Us!2/13/17CC 103/104Instructor: Jessica Bacal and Matilda Cantwell will facilitate a conversation with a faculty member.
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

This lunchtime series includes free food, short contemplative exercises, and 45-minute conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. The discussion question for this day, and the name of the faculty member joining us, will soon be posted!
 Mindful Mondays #3: Sit, Eat, Talk to Us!2/27/17CC 103/104Instructor: Jessica Bacal and Matilda Cantwell will facilitate a conversation with a faculty member.
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

This lunchtime series includes free food, short contemplative exercises, and 45-minute conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. The discussion question for this day, and the name of the faculty member joining us, will soon be posted!
 Imposter Phenomenon2/16/17CC 103/104Instructor: Rachel Simmons
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Why so many high achievers think they're frauds. Do you ever feel like a fraud? Like it's only a matter of time before others figure out you're not as smart or capable as they thought? Do you think you got where you were by mistake, luck, or because you fooled someone? So do a lot of other people. You may be suffering Imposter Phenomenon. Join us for lunch and discussion about how IP can hold you back - and learn a few strategies to help you manage it. Enjoy FREE LUNCH!workshop image
 Effortless Perfection2/2/17CC 103/104Instructor: Rachel Simmons
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Effortless perfection is the pressure women feel to excel at everything they do without visible effort - to be smart, get good grades, be well-rounded, pretty, desirable, athletic and well-liked while making it look like it all comes naturally. Come to lunch to learn more about this phenomenon from Dean of the College Donna Lisker, whose research first identified the phenomenon at Duke University, and Rachel Simmons, who is writing a book about it. Lunch provided!
 Communication Norms Beyond the Bubble1/31/17CC 103/104Instructor: Rachel Simmons
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am

How you reach out to people in the "Real World" - and how you handle it when things don't go your way - can make the difference in getting jobs and making new connections. In this workshop, you'll get up to speed on real world communication norms. Learn practical strategies you can use right away, and find out: - when, why, and how to follow up when someone isn't responding to you - how to tell if you're being blown off or just paranoid - how to deal with your 100% certain beliefs that your peers' Instagram is a 100% accurate portrayal of their actual lives and feelings - are they being rude or am I taking this too personally? Lunch provided!
 Communication Norms Beyond the Bubble4/4/17CC 103/104Instructor:
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am

How you reach out to people in the "Real World" - and how you handle it when things don't go your way - can make the difference in getting jobs and making new connections. In this workshop, you'll get up to speed on real world communication norms. Learn practical strategies you can use right away, and find out: - when, why, and how to follow up when someone isn't responding to you - how to tell if you're being blown off or just paranoid - how to deal with your 100% certain beliefs that your peers' Instagram is a 100% accurate portrayal of their actual lives and feelings - are they being rude or am I taking this too personally?
 How to Say No2/15/17CC 103/104Instructor: Rachel Simmons
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

 Self-Promotion Workshop for People Who Hate to Brag4/5/17CC 103/104Instructor: Rachel Simmons
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 4:15 pm - 5:30 am

Learn why self-promotion isn't necessarily bragging, why we worry that it is, and why it's important to know how to do it. You'll identify some of your own strengths worth sharing and also get a chance to practice. Free Pizza wth Gluten-Free/Vegan options. Co-sponsored by the Lazarus Center.
 The Art of Small Talk and Networking2/10/17CC 103/104Instructor: Rachel Simmons
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Grades and hard work will take you far, but your ability to form relationships through small talk and networking can make a critical, immeasurable difference to your career - and is a vital leadership skill to boot. Learn how and why seemingly random conversations can open new doors to new connections and opportunities, right now and after you graduate. This workshop will help you decode the art of small talk (we promise to help you talk about more than the weather), and get you practicing too. FREE PIZZA! Co-sponsored by the Lazarus Center for Career Development.
 Mindful Mondays #4: Sit, Eat, Talk to Us!3/6/17CC 103/104Instructor: TBD
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

This lunchtime series includes free food, short contemplative exercises, and 45-minute conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. The discussion question for this day, and the name of the faculty member joining us, will soon be posted!
 Mindful Mondays #5: Sit, Eat, Talk to Us!3/20/17CC 103/104Instructor: TBD
* This workshop does not require registration - just show up!
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

This lunchtime series includes free food, short contemplative exercises, and 45-minute conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. Assistant Professor of Psychology, Randi Garcia, will host the discussion for this day, topic will soon be posted!workshop image
Op-Ed Writing Workshop2/6/17CC 204Instructor:
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 am

Hosted by Heather Abel. Co-sponsored by the Jacobson Center and Africana Studies. Refreshments included.
Op-Ed Writing Workshop2/8/17CC 204Instructor:
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 am

Hosted by Heather Abel. Co-sponsored by the Jacobson Center and Africana Studies. Refreshments included.