Impacts Identity Development Workshop
Grade Level(s): Faculty, Staff, Postdocs and Graduate students at NC State
Date(s): Tuesday 23 June (1:00-2:30 pm); Thursday 25 June (1:00-2:30 pm); Thursday 2 July (1:00-2:30 pm)
Location: Virtual Zoom Conference
Description: Every researcher worth their salt has a sense of their research identity--the long-term goals they want to achieve, the community they want to join, and a rough map of the way forward. The purpose of this workshop is to help you develop an equally clear understanding of your impact identity--your sense of who you are as a scholar-citizen, engaging with other members of the public in ways that benefit all. This workshop will give you a rare opportunity to step back and think big, together with your peers. We’ll help you find the sweet spot where society’s needs intersect with your personal motivation and capacities, your scientific knowledge, and your institutional context. By the end you’ll formulate career-long goals for the kinds of social impacts you hope to achieve, inventory the personal and institutional assets that will help you achieve them, and create a plan for taking the next step towards your goal, for seeking support, and for developing your capacities.
The workshop is open to faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students at NC State. You do not have to have your project worked out; you do need to care about the social impacts of your research career. There will be three, one-hour sessions, with “homework” assignments in between; attendance at all is required. You’ll have opportunities for mentor and peer feedback, and we’ll have a Happy Hour in the Fall semester to get caught up on everyone’s progress.
Contact(s): Jason Painter (firstname.lastname@example.org), The Science House and Jean Goodwin (email@example.com), Leadership in Public Science Cluster
Application Deadline: June 8, 2020