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Strategic Career Design for the Peak Performing Professor

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Current number of attendees: 60

Susan RobisonA lifelong commitment to the professoriate requires staying engaged and motivated for the long haul. Doing so requires the ability to design and redesign your ideal career and the ability to maintain your well-being. Graduate school is the perfect time to benefit from the practical strategies in this workshop on how to design and live your ideal career and life.  In this workshop, you will practice a reflection and career/life designing process that can be replicated whenever you are feeling frustrated with your job or life.

You will learn how to:

  • Design a life management system that aligns your strengths, time, and energy with your personal priorities and your diverse faculty responsibilities.
  • Establish your priorities by looking at the big picture of life and career.
  • Envision several prototypical 3-5 year plans, parts of which will form your strategic career design.
  • Achieve balance and high performance by aligning your projects, task, & time with your priorities and tracking all of your projects personal and professional in one place.
  • Build peak performance and well-being habits that operate on automatic, therefore freeing your brain for creative thinking in your teaching, scholarship, and service.

Susan Robison, Ph.D. is a psychologist, author, and faculty development consultant. Susan’s Professor Destressor workshops and coaching help faculty improve their time and stress management, leadership, work-life balance, productivity and communication skills. Her book, The Peak Performing Professor: A Practical Guide to Productivity and Happiness, has been selected for faculty book clubs all over North America.

In addition to authoring The Peak Performing Professor: A Practical Guide to Productivity and Happiness, published by Jossey-Bass in October, 2013, Susan is also the author of two leadership books (Discovering Our Gifts and Sharing Our Gifts), and a co-author with Barbara Walvoord et al. of a faculty development book, Thinking and Writing in College.

She is a frequent workshop presenter at higher education conferences and colleges and universities including several visits to UVa. Her workshops have been described as “mind blowing,” “transformational,” and “life-chaging.”

A former academic department chair and professor of psychology at Notre Dame of Maryland University, Susan has provided leadership consultation work with non-profits and maintained a clinical practice at the Center for Extraordinary Marriages where she is co-director with her husband of over 40 years.

Her awards include an early career NSF award and several business awards including the 2004 Mandy Goetze award from the Executive Women’s Network for service and leadership to business women in the Baltimore area and, in 2008, one of the Top 100 Minority Business Entrepreneurs in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia areas.

Workshop Time: 3/24/2017 from 10AM-12PM