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Overcoming Academic Perfectionism - NCFDD Webinar

Thursday, September 08, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Facilitator: Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, PhD

  • Do you struggle to share your writing at the early stages because it’s not perfect?
  • Do you find yourself devastated by criticism of your work?
  • Do you beat yourself up every time the tiniest thing goes wrong?
  • Is it difficult for you to celebrate other people’s success because it reminds you of your own shortcomings?

If any of these things sound familiar, CONGRATULATIONS! You’re a perfectly normal perfectionist! The only problem is that the nature of the Academy is likely to exacerbate your perfectionist tendencies, as opposed to minimizing them. In this webinar, perfectionists will unite to get clear about:

  • The causes and consequences of excessive perfectionism.
  • The features of academic life that intensify perfectionism
  • Strategies to identify when your perfectionism is at work, assess whether it is useful or debilitating, and adjust your standards and behavior accordingly
  • The secret to finding real satisfaction in every step of the writing process

This is a Core Curriculum (Skill #8) webinar offered by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). Because of WPI's institutional membership, all faculty, post-docs, graduate students and staff can access this program free of charge. A recording is generally posted within 24 hours after the scheduled event. See the Morgan Center website for instructions on how to create a a NCFDD user account. It's easy!

Name: 
Chrys Demetry