Half-day confidence workshop for postgraduate researchers - The Big Conversation

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Date: 14 February 2020
Venue: Frenchay Campus, room 4E13A
Venue Location: https://www1.uwe.ac.uk/about/visitus/campusmapsandinformation/frenchaycampus/frenchaycampusmaps.aspx
Time: 09:00 - 12:00

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Please note that the date of this workshop has changed to 14 February 2020.

Dr Elias Porter was an American psychologist, part of whose research explored the connections between our values, motivations and behaviour. Central to his Relationship Awareness Theory was what happens when people experience a sense of conflict through the world seeming to work against them in some way, and this work forms the basis for approximately half of the workshop.

Participants will first explore the landscape of Porter's theory, testing to see if it might give them an objective lens through which to view and understand their behaviours. Then, through disclosure and group discussion, the workshop creates a series of snapshots that cast light on the frustration that can often present itself when individuals work in a group setting. By identifying personal strengths and group needs, participants can gain an insight into how their habits shape the world they see and others perceptions of them. On the assumption that this is accepted, they can then construct the framework that allows them to move towards a greater understanding of how better to collude, rather than collide, with confidence.

The final part of the workshop explores the mystery of Confidence itself with particular focus on what it is and how it can be perceived.

Cost: Free
Contact: Dr Helen Frisby
Telephone: +44(0)117 328 1072
E-mail: skillsdevelopment@uwe.ac.uk

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