Career Center



  AWIS  (Association for Women In Science, Northern California Chapters) Annual Winter Workshop: The Importance of Precision Questioning for Women's Career Development

Date:   Saturday, March 1, 2008

Time:   8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, B58 Auditorium
800 Dwight Way

Sponsor:   Association of Women in Science (AWIS)
East Bay
Palo Alto
San Francisco

Event details:  

Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz once said: “You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” Well, we think the same applies to women! For the past eleven years Monica Worline has been studying executives whose intellectual standards are extremely high and who have taken what we call a “Precision Questioning” approach to their work. Today’s presentation will give you an introduction to Precision Questioning that you can put to use directly, making you more effective in your work. We will also examine and learn ways to stand out as an intellectual leader in workplaces where everyone is experiencing increasing complexity and an enormity of information. In order to develop yourself as an intellectual leader in your field, you need to know how to use inquiry that is precise and discerning.

Monica Worline, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Organization & Management at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Her scholarship focuses on the ways in which organizations can enliven the people who work within them to face adversity with courage, compassion, and resilience. Dr. Worline’s work has been published in academic journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, The Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Organization Science, as well as featured in media such as the Chicago Tribune and BizEd Magazine. Dr. Worline received her Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan and her undergraduate degree in English and Feminist Studies from Stanford University. Prior to her academic career she became fascinated by organizations and their impact on people as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. She is co-founder of Vervago.

Fee:   $50 general admission,
$40 members,
$25 students/postdocs
Late registration an additional $10
(Continental breakfast and lunch included)

Additional information and/or registration:   Registration required by 2/28.  Early bird registration discount through 2/25.

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