Navigating Difficult Conversations
7 October 2020, 11:00 - 12:00
- Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)
Asking for a pay-raise, challenging your supervisor on project goals or expectations, dealing with bullying in the workplace. Navigating these conversations can be awkward, nerve-wracking and potentially explosive. We will present you with the tools to face these conversations with confidence, including tips for when even the best-laid plans go awry. We will ask for your (confidential) scenarios ahead of this session, to ensure we provide advice based on your current professional situations.
Cathy Sorbara is a neuroscientist and passionate about raising the voices of women. For 10 years she worked as a researcher in academia in Canada and Germany, studying neurodegenerative diseases. But when she moved to England, Cathy decided to explore a different path. She became Chief Operations Officer of a start-up company called Cheeky Scientist, a global professional network that helps PhDs see their value and find meaningful work outside of academia.