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Annual Conference Spring 2005 (Archived)

6th Annual Spring Conference for Senior Women Medical Faculty

Snow on the Roof. . . Fire in the Furnace
Revitalizing Your Career

Friday, May 6, 2005
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Biomedical Research Building II/III
421 Curie Boulevard
BRB II/III, 14th Floor,
Seminar Room #1412 and adjoining lobby area

FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, with the support of the School of Medicine, presents the sixth annual conference for Penn women associate and full professors in medicine and dentistry. Come join us for an exciting half-day conference with an outstanding expert and facilitator who will offer some guidance to approach the issues faced by faculty at mid career. Explore avenues to help respark and revitalize your career as the landscape changes after promotion and as we enter a new stage. FOCUS is pleased to be able to offer this unique opportunity to expand your professional network; to explore as a group those issues specific to your evolving professional needs; and, to strategize and group mentor among senior women faculty at Penn.

PROGRAM AGENDA:

7:30- 7:45 Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45- 8:00 Welcome & Introduction

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Vice Chair and Medical Director,
Department of Emergecy Medicine
Executive Director, FOCUS

Arthur H. Rubenstein, MBBCh
Executive Vice President for the Health System
Dean of the School of Medicine

8:00- 8:30 General Orientation to the Topic

Research on: Adult Development in Midlife

Academic Professionals

Medical Professionals

Developmental Stages of Women
  • Transitions and Transformations: Mid-life Crisis; Myth and Reality; Punctuating the Stages of Life (Erickson, Jacques and Levinson)
  • Being "In-Step" and "Out-of-Step" with Society (Neugarten and Driver): Academics and Medical Professions ["The Lost 20s"]
  • Intrusive Life Events and Adult Development (Shukraft, Menzies and Bergquist): Culture and the Management of Anxiety in Health Care ["Who is Wounding the Healers"]
  • The Developmental Stages of Women: Psychology of Connectedness (Chodorow, Gilligan, and Stone Center)
8:30- 9:20 Theme One: "Generativity versus Stagnation"
[Move from success to significance]

Overview of Research

Small Group Discussions Regarding Match/Mismatch and Implications

Large Group Discussion of Insights/Communalities/Differences Found in Small Group Discussions
9:20-10:10 Theme Two: "Voices from Other Rooms"
[Reintroduction of deferred dreams, interests and aspirations]

Overview of Research

Small Group Discussions Regarding Match/Mismatch and Implications

Large Group Discussion of Insights/Communalities/Differences Found in Small Group Discussions
10:10-11:00 Theme Three: "Weeding the Garden" [Bidding farewell to and grieving the loss of no longer salient professional and personal dreams, interests, and aspirations]
Overview of Research

Small Group Discussions

Regarding Match/Mismatch and Implications

Large Group Discussion of Insights/Communalities/Differences Found in Small Group Discussions
11:00-11:50 Theme Four: "Broadening the Perspectives"
[Growing interests in interdisciplinarity, team-teaching and legacy leadership]

Overview of Research

Small Group Discussions Regarding Match/Mismatch and Implications

Large Group Discussion of Insights/Communalities/Differences Found in Small Group Discussions
11:50-12:00 Break
12:00-1:00
Working Lunch
Action Steps: What might I take from this conference that I can apply in my career?


Overview of Themes and Discussion Topics

Identify "take-away(s)"

Follow-up Pairs/Trio

Establish Follow-up Contracts

PRESENTER BIO

William Hastings Bergquist, PhD
William Bergquist is an international coach and consultant; professor in the fields of psychology, management and public administration; author of more than 35 books; and president of a graduate school of psychology. Dr. Bergquist consults on and writes about personal, group, organizational and societal transitions and transformations. His written work ranges from the personal transitions of men and women in their mid-career and mid-life to the experiences of freedom among the men and women of Eastern Europe following the collapse of the Soviet Union. He has consulted with over 1000 organizations and among them, several medical schools and health systems.

His book, The Postmodern Organization, has been identified as one of the 50 classics in organizational theory and has been translated into both Italian and Mandarin, while In Our Fifties (with Klaum and Greenberg) was featured on Good Morning America and in several metropolitan newspapers. The Vitality of Senior Faculty (with Carole Bland) received the annual research award in 1998 from the American Educational Research Association. The Four Cultures of the Academy, Designing Undergraduate Education (with Gould and Greenberg), and A Handbook for Faculty Development (three volumes) (with Steven Phillips) have been widely acknowledged and cited as seminal publications in the field of higher education.

Sample Publications
The Vitality of Senior Faculty Members: Snow on the Roof --- Fires in the Furnace

Creating the Appreciative Organization: Six Strategies for Releasing Human Capital

Who is Wounding the Healers: Investigating the Four Cultures of Health Care

The Postmodern Organization: Mastering the Art of Irreversible Change

The Four Cultures of the Academy: Insights and Strategies for Improving Leadership in Collegiate Organizations

Building Strategic Relationships: How to Extend Your Organization's Reach through Partnerships, Alliances, and Joint Ventures

In Our Fifties: Voices of Men and Women Reinventing Their Lives

Planning Effectively for Educational Quality: An Outcomes-Based Approach for Colleges Committed to Excellence

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