Personal Growth

Personal Development

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UF Counseling & Wellness

Wellness Workshops & Events

Workshops provide the opportunity for students to learn new skills to strengthen personal resilience, develop healthy self-care habits, and grow their mental health awareness.

January 11, 2023 12:00-2:15 PM

RAISING A RESILIENT SCIENTIST SERIES – Building a Welcoming and Inclusive Research Group

Building an inclusive research group means creating a space where individuals of all identities feel welcome and accepted. Inclusivity and diversity have been reported to help build community and promote depth of scientific knowledge, creativity, and collaboration. This session will address the effect of bias, both explicit and implicit, on our research groups. It will provide strategies to ensure that all trainees are set up for success at work, including welcoming diversity and addressing issues such as stereotype threat, micro-aggressions and attributional ambiguity. 

February 8, 2023 12:00-2:15 PM

RAISING A RESILIENT SCIENTIST SERIES – Difficult Conversations, Conflict, and Feedback

This unit will build a framework for having difficult conversations, including providing effective feedback. It will examine how we decide to engage in difficult conversations and provide strategies and tools for effective communication under challenging circumstances. Specific issues, such as differences in style or culture, appropriate boundaries, and managing challenging interactions will be reviewed.

March 8, 2023 12:00-2:15 PM

RAISING A RESILIENT SCIENTIST SERIES – The Mental Health and Well-being of Your Trainees

Our trainees operate under considerable stress, with anxiety and depression in biomedical trainees occurring at higher rates than in the general population. This can have a significant impact on research and research groups. Leaders and mentors often are the first to notice the struggles of their trainees. The webinar will focus on structuring your environment to promote a well lab, recognizing stressors, supporting trainees during difficult times, appropriate boundaries, and when and how to connect them to resources when appropriate. It will also touch on some ways you can find support for yourself as you support your trainees.