The Challenging Conversations course guides participants through the five interconnected steps that are critical to having a successful challenging conversation. Using this flexible model, individuals learn how to speak up directly and resolve conflict without alienating the other person, and learn to stay focused, even when triggered by what they are hearing. The result is better conflict resolution and greater confidence in addressing difficult situations. This session is being offered to SAO Department Admins and Managers. This course is also being made available on Wednesday, May 10… Read more about Challenging Conversations Workshop
Wolbach will host various CfA teams in the Library as part of the Cambridge Science Festival's 2017 festivities!
"Become an astronomer for a day! Enjoy exploration stations that include hands-on activities, telescope tours, ask an astronomer booths and solar observing. Find out the latest discoveries about the sun, exoplanets, and black holes and take your own telescope images using our robotic telescopes. Go on a virtual tour of space using the World Wide Telescope visualization lab. It’s out of this world!"
Pair Research is a tool developed at Northwestern University's Delta Lab to improve collaboration by matching members of a group for short meetings. Each time the group meets, each member writes a sentence describing their topic of interest for that week's meeting. The system tries to make pairs who haven't met before based on how members rate the available topics. Each pair then meets for an hour with half an hour of focus on each person's interest. Learn more about the tool and find the original paper here.