Advancing Graduate Leadership (AGL) Conference Program

Advancing Graduate Leadership conference

The AGL Conference program sessions focus on professional development, networking, and training specifically for women and gender minorities, who are often underrepresented in physics and other science communities. These interactive conference sessions will engage participants in discussions around diversity in leadership, responding to unethical behavior, and mental health, among other topics. Session facilitators will have a variety of diverse personal and professional backgrounds.

Conference Program

Times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Attendees arrive at the Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

7:45 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00 a.m. Welcome Address
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Teamwork: This session will discuss working with those who have different opinions and, as well as effectively managing up, down, and sideways.
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Inclusive Leadership: This session will assist participants in working toward being an inclusive leader who is cognizant of implicit biases.
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Dealing with Unethical Behavior: This session will provide participants with the tools they need to empower each other and respond appropriately when someone is behaving unethically or gaslighting another.
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Coalition Building: This session will focus on ways to create productive collaborations to achieve goals and connect with others in a positive way to further careers.
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Break
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Banquet
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Social Hour (Optional)


Friday, August 5, 2022

7:45 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 - 10:15 a.m. Mental Health Support for Graduate Students and Postdocs: The session will give participants the opportunity to have an open conversation about the mental health of physics graduate students and postdocs and learn about available mental health resources.
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Developing Confidence and Presence: In this session, participants will learn to develop the ability to command a room, speak confidently, and interject appropriately in discussions.
12:00 p.m. Conference Conclusion and Box Lunch


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