April 23, 2015: Photos from the HSC Professional Development Team Dynamics with Dr. Rebecca Weintraub

Dr. Rebecca Weinbraub led a WIM Professional Development session at HSC in the IRD building.

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April 30, 2015: UPC Professional Development: Active Listening – Understand What People are Really Saying, with Joshua Knightley

Active Listening – Understand What People are Really Saying
DATE: Thursday, April 30, 2015
TIME: 8:30am – 10:00am
COST: $0.00 Members | $10.00 Non-Members and Guests
RSVP: http://www.uscwim.org/calendar.asp

Joshua Knightley is a Los Angeles-based professional coach and actor who is passionate about creating experiences that empower individuals to tell their best story. He also serves as the Associate Director of Learning and Development at the USC Marshall School of Business.
Effective listening is one of the most critical and career-boosting skills you can possess. However, many people confess spending very little time honing their ability to listen well. During this highly interactive workshop, we will briefly review best practices for active, reflective, and empathic listening and will engage in hands-on exercises that will give you the opportunity to practice listening for what others are really saying.

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At this seminar you will:

Learn to utilize active listening strategically to enhance your interactions,
Practice active listening via in-class activities and simulations,
Gain confidence in your ability to de-escalate emotionally charged situations,
Walk away with a tool that will help you to reduce misunderstandings and improve communication on your team.

April 20, 2015: WIM Book Club at HSC

WIM Brown Bag Book Club at HSC
Please join us on Monday, April 20, 2015, Noon to 1, in the Norris Medical Library West Conference Room, when we’ll be discussing our latest book: The Daughters of the Dragon, by William Andrews

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We will also be choosing our next book, so please feel free to bring a possible book idea and join us for that. Everyone is welcome.

Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow review: No one in the club liked the book well enough to finish it. It’s a very dry read, like Mojave in August level dry, choppy, and episodic. The same research was discussed over and over and over again with slight variations, and it was rather depressing news: gut instinct is overrated and usually wrong, most success is purely luck, and nothing is getting better because it’s all just regressing to the mean. I’m not sure the authors are correct about any of this; let’s not forget what M. Twain said about statistics. There’s a lot of statistics in this book. So in addition to being boring, it was depressing, so we didn’t bother to finish it. And there you have it. Ginger Mayerson

April 23, 2015 HSC Professional Development: Team Dynamics

HSC Professional Development Workshop:

“Team Dynamics” | Thursday, April 23th at 12pm
RSVP at http://www.uscwim.org/calendar.asp by April 21st
(Lunch sponsored by the Divisions of GHPGIM and Nephrology)
HSC Location: TBD (please RSVP so we can update you on the location)

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WIM_team dynamics flyer_rsvp

Leading the Workshop:
Dr. Rebecca Weintraub, Clinical Professor & Director, Master of Communication Management Program
“Rebecca Weintraub has spent more than thirty years in the field of strategic communication, executive coaching, facilitation, change management, and organizational behavior. She began her career as an assistant professor at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) where she was also the Director of Forensics.
She then joined the Hughes Aircraft company, which became Hughes Electronics, where over a fifteen-year period she held a number of positions in communication and total quality in the satellite manufacturing division before becoming Director of Corporate Communications for the Corporation, a position she held for five years. In that position she was responsible for communication strategy and tactics for the corporation as well as providing executive coaching for a variety of Hughes executives. She left Hughes Electronics to join the consulting firm of Towers Perrin where she focused on strategic organizational communication, health and welfare benefits communication strategy, and change management. Her clients included Northrop Grumman, MGM, Mazda, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, WellPoint Health Systems, and the L.A. Times.
Dr. Weintraub is currently a Clinical Professor of Communication at USC in the Annenberg School for Communication where she is both the Director of the Communication Management Master’s Degree Program and the Director of the Center for Corporate and Community Education. She teaches strategic organizational and corporate communication classes in that program. Her Strategic Corporate Communication course was Annenberg’s first on-line course. Dr. Weintraub was awarded the 2004 Best On-line Teaching award for higher education by the US Distance Learning Association. In addition to her teaching, she provides strategic communication planning, presentation, executive coaching, management training, and facilitation consulting services to organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Her clients have included such organizations as Toyota Motor Sales, Fox Networks, the Dental Health Foundation, Mindjet, the County of Los Angeles, and the Redondo Beach Unified School District, the US Navy and Department of Defense.
Dr. Weintraub received her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from USC.”
(source: https://pressroom.usc.edu/rebecca-weintraub/)

April 16, 2015 Spring Mixer near HSC

WIM Spring Mixer near HSC:

Thursday, April 16, 2015
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Arts District
923 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213 620 0781
Directions from HSC ~&~ Directions from UPC

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USC WIM Spring 2015 Mixer

Happy hour libations, networking and catching up with WIM members from the University Park and Health Sciences campuses! Bring a friend or two!
RSVP at http://uscwim.org/calendar.asp