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Liz Fausett-Fuhrman posted on October 30, 2013 13:20

We would like to announce a pre-conference professional development workshop designed to mentor female graduate students and junior faculty to successfully maneuver within the discipline. Workshop activities will target processes of getting a job, publication, tenure, promotion, work-life balance, and navigating a gendered field. Mid-career to senior career mentors will facilitate the workshop around the importance of networking and peer-to-peer mentoring, and how to successfully maneuver the discipline. The idea of educating, mentoring, and networking with and for women is to create viral networks of successful women (and men), and we hope that this workshop will capitalize on and extend women’s current successes, to make headway against the gendered nature of disciplinary practices.

The day’s activities will begin with a panel of senior women in the field sharing information about processes of getting a job, publication, tenure, promotion, work-life balance, and navigating a gendered field, with a brief general question and answer session. During the day, junior participants will have the opportunity to participate in question and answer groups and mentoring situations with the senior scholars running the course. Participants will engage in networking “speed dating” and engage in substantive discussions of networking, conference preparation, and the establishment of professional networks.

This is a limited-attendance Special Event, by application only. The International Studies Association Professional Development Committee has provided funding to help subsidize up to 18 attendees.

For more information, see the ISA 2014 Professional Development Activities.To apply, click here

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