Creative, inspiring, meaningful workshops await you at Revive 19. Here is just some of what’s in store for you.
Run for Something – First Steps in Running for Office
“If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing. If you are disappointed with your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures and run for office yourself. Show up, dive in, stay at it.“ – Barack Obama
Join Marya Stark, co-founder and founding Executive Director of Emerge America, the premier organization for training women to run for office. You’ll learn about becoming a candidate for public office and making the change you’d like to see. Find out why it’s important for you to consider running for elective office and if running for office right for you. She will also cover other ways to get involved politically if you don’t want to be the one to run.
Cultivating Mindfulness and Quiet Ego
Mindfulness based interventions focus on changing our relationship with thoughts and feelings so as to allow for greater attentiveness in the present. “Quiet ego” contemplation is an approach that incorporates mindfulness, but also encourages compassion towards oneself and others; recognizes the importance of connections to all living things; and underscores a growth orientation towards life. Research suggests that these seemingly simple yet complex ideas are together associated with a balanced identity, a life well-lived, and emotional and physical well-being. We will explore how these concepts align with your own values through a series of guided meditations and reflective writing exercises. The overall goal is to learn how to quickly re-center yourself during stressful encounters so that you can gain perspective and stay true to yourself.
Sitting Across the Table – How to Negotiate with Confidence and Style
Gender gaps in pay and career opportunities have continued to exist in medicine and other industries. Recent studies have revealed the roots of these persistent financial inequalities. During this course, we will discuss the factors that lead to economic and career advancement gender gaps and learn successful strategies to negotiate with confidence and skill.
Entrepreneurship – How Following Your Passions and Purpose Can Lead to Greater Service, Impact, and Freedom
As emergency physicians, we may not feel a complete sense of fulfillment from clinical medicine alone. We often have interests, talents, and gifts that “give us life”, but we don’t nurture them. However, many of these skills can be channeled into a successful business that is professionally and personally fulfilling. During this course, we will discuss how establishing your own business can re-energize your purpose, increase your service to others, and allow for more financial and time freedom.
Finding your passion: Expanding your career choices
Clinical medicine is a lot of fun, but like chocolate, there’s only so much of it you can eat before you want something else in your diet. Opportunities abound right now to develop new skills and find and develop passions that can pay off by renewing vitality, providing new career choices, or lead to the post-career career. This workshop will help you think about what you’d like to do next, and how to make sure you start on the road and stay on the path. Have an idea you want help with? Looking for an inspiration? Either way, this workshop is for you.
The Healing Art of Story – Narrative Medicine
Narrative Medicine is an approach to clinical practice that brings together the patient’s personal story with that of their illness, marrying the relational, psychological, and historical narrative of the individual with symptomatology and disease. This practice is therapeutic for both the patient and the clinician. By improving the ability to listen and empathize we may have a better understanding of the patient’s needs. This leads to a more impactful encounter, improving clinical outcome, compliance, and satisfaction. Our workshop will attempt to highlight the importance of this relationship through written works of art, discussion, and a writing exercise. In addition we will explore the benefits of writing as a way to become more mindful of our own feelings.
Creating the Change You Want to See – How to Start a New Organization
“Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.” (Robert Caro, The Path to Power). This session will help you take the next steps in expanding your impact. You’ll learn about starting new initiatives and keys to scaling success. Figure out if it makes sense to start an organization, what it takes to make it a success and how to fund your new endeavor!
Bullets to Brilliance – Designing Slides Like a Pro
Tired of lecturing to a sea of blank stares? To become an effective and engaging educator, one must capitalize on how the brain attends to and processes information. Participants in this workshop will explore and practice slide design techniques that effectively capture and keep the attention of the learner, while promoting knowledge transfer of a streamlined message.
Professional Women and Financial Freedom
Financial considerations of emergency medicine physicians encompassing income, taxation, student loans, work-life balance, retirement and legacy planning. Awareness of the role gender plays in the likelihood of achieving financial stability, the decision making process and the value of relationship and coaching. The advancement of women in the workplace as it relates to retirement benefits and Social Security.
Tap Into Your Creativity with Meditative Writing
Meditative writing, when used as a daily practice, is a fantastic way to tap into your wild creativity, uncovering your most powerful stories, and mapping your mind’s beauty. Using the wisdom of Natalie Goldberg and Julia Cameron, we will engage with meditative writing techniques as a group, explore free writing exercise together, and offer moments for sharing and feedback. Participants will leave with additional resources, tools for continuing their writing practice at home, and the offer of ongoing support.
The Power of Talk
Learn tools on how YOU can be recognized as an influential participant and leader in a meeting. Explore the challenges women face in getting their voices. Learn the skills to overcome these challenges and become an influential participant and leader. Examine the nonverbal and verbal cues that contribute to meeting dynamics. Study the effective ways to run a meeting. Understand the role of advocacy in and outside of your organization.
Inviting Poetry and Meaning
Creating a sense of meaning and purpose is essential for happiness— this is especially true for those in the high-pressure world of medicine. We’ll examine why some of the greatest poets of the 20th century were also physicians, read work by physician poets, and talk about inviting poetry and meaning on a daily basis in both our work and personal lives. We will also use exercises to generate our own poems in a supportive, low-pressure environment.
Speak Like a Star – How to Become a Phenomenal Speaker
Standing in front of an audience and delivering a message is a skill that can be learned by anyone. Taught by faculty with years of speaking experience, this workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of becoming a successful speaker including the components of developing a good lecture, tips for delivering an effective presentation and tricks for finding speaking opportunities.
Working Smart Philosophies for the Physician Woman
For women who are juggling complicated, frenetic, overloaded lives is it possible to create meaningful, thoughtful and high impact work? Utilizing principles of organizational theory, (Deep Work (Cal Newport) and Getting Things Done (David Allen)), we will create a framework and strategy for triaging the chaos of your life and identify your priorities creating space for them to become your realities.
Speak to the Science
Do you dread the day you need to sit down to write your research paper? Does it take you months to write it? Have you been rejected because without review? Do reviewers seem to not “get it?” Do you fail to submit your paper because it never gets finished, it was rejected from a conference or it has negative results? Do you have other issues with writing up your research you need help with. If so, this workshop is for you.
Show Me The Money – Learn how to write a grant like a pro!