Postdoctoral Professional Development Lunch and Learn

c92fdc9617b416f01e78f20b0ea95781It’s your career, what’s your game plan?

Do you want to find a career that’s enjoyable and rewarding?  Of course . . . but how do you find the right path, especially when there are so many career directions scientists can follow?  Attend this interactive workshop to learn a logical, step-by-step process for exploring your career options and deciding which will provide the best fit for your own set of skills, interests, and values.  By the end of the session, you will have started your individual development plan (IDP) and set specific goals for taking charge of your career.

Invited speaker, Dr. Phil Clifford, will lead attendees through exercises to address:

  • Assessing career objectives
  • Setting goals to meet objectives
  • How individual development plans can be used in effective career planning

Date: Wednesday, January 20th

Time: Lunch served at 11:45 AM; Program from Noon to 1:30 PM

Where: Building 241, Room D172

Confirm your attendance by completing the RSVP form.

Bonus Homework: Read a collection of articles featuring Dr. Clifford’s thoughts on career planning at Science Careers.

About the speaker:


Philip Clifford is Associate Dean for Research in the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He is an outspoken advocate of career and professional development for PhD scientists.  In addition to founding the Office of Postdoctoral Education at the Medical College of Wisconsin, he helped initiate national reform by participating in the establishment of both the National Postdoctoral Association and the AAMC GREAT Group Postdoctorate Leaders Section.  He is a coauthor of the widely acclaimed career website, and an accompanying series of career planning articles in ScienceCareers.  He was honored with the NPA Distinguished Service Award in 2012 and was part of the team that received the AAMC’s Innovative Institutional Partnerships Award in 2013.  Dr. Clifford heads an active research program investigating the physiological mechanisms regulating skeletal muscle blood flow during exercise.  His research laboratory has been funded by the NIH, the American Heart Association, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  He is a fellow of the American Heart Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section.  He serves on the editorial boards of several physiological journals, and participates on grant review panels at the NIH, NASA, and the American Heart Association.  He is also a consultant in the medical device industry and a member of the Anesthesia and Respiratory Devices Panel at the FDA.

About Kristene Henne

Kristene “Tina” Henne is Argonne’s Postdoctoral Program Lead for the Argonne Leadership Institute. In this role, she facilitates the postdoc appointment process, postdoc career development, mentoring, advises the Postdoctoral Society of Argonne and serves as a navigator for postdoctoral issues.
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