Understanding and Responding to Impostor Syndrome with Dr. Valerie Young

Wharton Center for Performing Arts, Jackson Lounge

MSU Support Staff, Faculty, Academic Staff & Research Associates are invited to join us for this interactive presentation...

Despite good grades, degrees, promotions, awards and other tangible evidence of their abilities, millions of people around the world worry they're not as intelligent or capable as others "think" they are. It's called impostor syndrome and this feeling is especially prevalent in higher education institutions. 

The behaviors associated with impostor feelings have consequences not only for individuals but for organizations as well. Whether you are faculty, staff, or even a parent - it's essential to understand the dynamics of this unique form of self-doubt so you can take active steps to address it in yourself or those you work with, manage, mentor, or teach. Join us for an interactive talk on impostor syndrome in higher education led by internationally-recognized expert and author, Dr. Valerie Young. 

Lunch is provided. Pre-registration is required. RSVP to worklife@msu.edu or (517) 353-1635. 

Dr. Valerie Young has spoken to tens of thousands of students, faculty, and staff at over 85 colleges and universities. Her award-winning book, The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women (Random House), is now available in five languages. She'll lead a dynamic session packed full of practical strategies for interrupting needless self-doubt. 


Co-sponsored by WorkLife Office, Employee Assistance Program/Health4U, Academic Advancement Network, Graduate Student Life & Wellness, Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, Office for Cultural and Academic Transitions, Office of International Students and Scholars, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, Office of the Executive Vice President for Administrative Services, Counseling & Psychiatric Services, Division of Student Affairs and Services, Graduate School, and Council of Graduate Students.  

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