Did you know that if it was possible to fold a piece of paper in half 42 times, the thickness of the piece of paper would reach the moon? This is the power of small change accumulating exponentially (unfortunately, we’ve also seen the negative version of this phenomenon with the spread of COVID cases).
We can apply a similar change perspective when it comes to professional development. A small win, or a new tiny positive habit, repeated over time, is a powerful recipe for sustainable and significant change.
In this virtual series, Professor Sharon Parker, an organisational psychologist and an ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow, will draw on research, theory, and life experience to address crucial topics for women researchers’ well-being and productivity. Each virtual workshop will focus on one topic from the Women in Research website. She will be joined by other ARC Laureates and esteemed guests, who will also share their insights on the topic.
In each seminar, women will be encouraged to identify one “microstep”, or small change, to try before the next seminar. Our vision is to help women in research flourish through small wins. We look forward to your participation!
Webinar 1: Managing Your Health and Well-Being at Work ( Wednesday 7 October, 12pm -1.15pm AWST)
Webinar 2: Managing Home-Work Challenges (Wednesday 4 November, 12pm -1.15pm AWST)
Webinar 3: Being Resilient (Wednesday 2 December, 12pm -1.15pm AWST)