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NIH Webinar: Becoming a Resilient Scientist – Developing Feedback Resilience

January 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Becoming a Resilient Scientist with NIH OITE logo

Speaker(s): Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE
This event is recommended for: Summer Interns; Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows; NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinician.


We all need feedback to grow and learn but we often become defensive and are unable to learn from the feedback we receive, even if it is delivered well. In this webinar, we will talk about why receiving feedback is so difficult and explore ways to stay calm and engaged when receiving feedback. We will also talk about giving feedback in a calm and assertive way so that our voice can be heard.


Navigating school, the career exploration process, research environments, and the stress of national/international news can seem overwhelming and lead us to doubt ourselves just when we need confidence the most. Through workshops and group discussions in this series (discussion groups will be held in the week following the lecture, more info will be provided via email), we will work to identify attitudes and behaviors that can help us be more resilient as we navigate difficult situations in school, work and life. Each workshop will highlight emotional intelligence competencies needed for success in research and healthcare careers and will provide strategies for developing these competencies as part of your educational journey. While you may participate in any of the webinars, it is best to participate in the entire series as the material relates and concepts will be developed throughout the series. The workshops and group discussions in the series are:

Session 1 – Sept: I. An Introduction to Resilience and Wellness 

Session 2 – Oct: II. Exploring our Self-Talk: Cognitive Distortions and Imposter Fears

Session 3 – Nov: III. Emotions and Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Session 4 – Dec: IV. Self-Advocacy and Assertiveness for Scientists

Session 5 – Jan: V. Developing Feedback Resilience

Session 6 – Feb: VI. Managing Up to Maximize Mentoring Relationships


January 12, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Careers - Academic, Careers - Non-Academic, Graduate Student Life
Focus Area
Prepare For Your Career
Transferable Skills