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Stress and Energy Management: Take charge of your time - the power of a "positive no"


27 April 2021


Langue EN Workshop language is English

Dr Donatella Canella


The Stress and Energy Management series of mini-workshops has been created for postdocs to provide some essential tools for stress and energy management. The tools are based on easy-to-apply techniques, that focus either on how to handle a stressful situation when it arises, or how to build the capacity to sustain high levels of energy as to be better equipped to face future challenging situations.

Take Charge of Your Time: The Power of a "Positive No"

In our workplace more often than not we find ourselves in situations where we would like to say No ...yet we end up saying yes, often out of fear of hurting people or destroying important relationships. In this workout, participants will learn the important and art of saying a 'positive no' through a simple, proven three-step technique.

Ultimately, they will learn the power of asserting themselves respectfully yet firmly and effectively.

This mini-workshop series has been designed to be highly interactive and experiential, to make learning more effective and personalized. Participants will be working on real case scenarios individually as well as in small groups.

Learning happens on the following levels:
• a theoretical background on the topic discussed;
• individual and small group sharing and practice;
• discussion and debrief of experiences in a safely held environment to draw lessons by reflecting together with participants.
• forwarding the learning into action by designing simple yet effective accountability




Schedule: 14:00 - 16:30

Participants should ensure they have a reliable audio and video connection.

This workshop is organised in priority for postdoc researchers.

An equivalent offer is available for doctoral candidates through the CUSO Transversal Programme (EXP module). Doctoral candidates who request registration for the Graduate Campus activity will be placed on a waiting list.


Donatella Canella is a certified Co-active coach and Leadership trainer and consultant. She also serves as faculty for The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), the largest in-person coaching and training institute in the world. She is visiting faculty for the full-time MBA program at the Ecole des Ponts in Paris and a managing partner for the Human Centric Leaders, an international alliance of cross functional leadership and team coaching experts. Donatella is passionate about individuals, teams and organizations seeking clarity and focus during times of change and uncertainty. Her work centres on leadership development, team dynamics, and career transition. Donatella holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from Michigan State University, USA and has worked at top universities in both Europe and the US, where she has served for 15 years as scientist, project manager, mentor and trainer and has published several scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals.



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