I recently attended at workshop led by the ombudsperson at the graduate school. Thus, I want to take the time to share some resources to help engage in critical conversations with you all. It seems that many of the ethical dilemmas we may face in our graduate and professional careers may be caused in large part by the inability or unwillingness to approach difficult conversations constructively. I hope this helps.
Note: violence in this sense is not necessarily physical violence, but rather responding destructively to difficult conversations.
Here’s a worksheet to help facilitate this:
Lastly, it is important to prime opportunities for feedback by:
- Know yourself.
- If overwhelmed by feedback, ask for one to two key takeaways in which you could benefit from the most.
- Coach your coach.
- Invite people to really get to know you, so that they can give appropriate feedback according to who you are or who you have the potential to be.