Perspectives seeks to provide space for participants to share experiences and build muscles for listening, understanding, empathy and dialogue across viewpoints. For this perspectives session, we will be underpinning our discussion with a webinar from the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a resource available to all WUSTL community members, and provides a broad depth and wide breadth of tools and resources to develop and grow as an academic. The webinar we will be discussing is entitled, “Academic Life: What’s Mindfulness and Compassion Got to Do With It?” by Dr. Angela Black. The talk focuses on how mindfulness and compassion offer tools for academics to pause and reassess, or how to center our minds and bodies as we navigate our lives.
The zoom meeting will start at 8am for individuals who would like to watch the webinar together. However since anyone can access the webinar with their WUSTL credentials, our discussion will begin at 9am to allow for folks to participate who would like to watch the webinar during their own time. During the discussion, we will explore topics discussed in the webinar and share techniques found in mindful and compassionate practice that work for us.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all Washington University School of Medicine sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, at least one week before the event, please contact the Washington University School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in advance at 314-273-2809 or MedDEI@wustl.edu.