‘Imposter Syndrome’ to be subject of April 26 lecture at UMR

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On April 20, 2007

Learn what every woman and man need to know about competence, the Imposter Syndrome and the Art of Winging it at an entertaining seminar sponsored by the Women’s Leadership Institute and the Women as Global Leaders Learning Community at the University of Missouri-Rolla.

The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Building.

“How to Feel as Bright and Capable as Everyone Seems to Think You Are” is presented by Dr. Valerie Young, a lifestyle career counselor and founder of Changing Course.

Attendees will learn what the so-called Imposter Syndrome is and how it operates in daily life, what it really takes to be competent, why success can be more anxiety-producing than failure, how to stop perfectionism and procrastination and the ways that race, class and gender contribute to feelings of fraudulence.

Young will speak Thursday evening to UMR’s Women as Global Leaders learning community.

For more information on the seminar, contact Dr. Paula Lutz, dean of the UMR College of Arts and Sciences, at 573-341-4131 or email plutz@mst.edu. Or contact Cecilia Elmore, director of UMR’s Women in Engineering and Science program, at 573-341-6798 or email elmorec@mst.edu.

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