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Building Interpersonal Skills and Resiliency with Virginia Tech Ombuds Offices

A collaborative partnership between the University Ombuds, Graduate School Ombuds, and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs seeks to equip postdoctoral associates and graduate students at Virginia Tech with the skills needed to navigate interpersonal communication, conflict, and other personnel matters.

Ombuds provide neutral spaces to discuss issues related to personnel matters in the hopes of empowering individuals with the information and tools they need to address conflict or other workplace issues outside formal, university channels.

Topics covered are intended to help graduate students and postdocs thrive at Virginia Tech and beyond. 

Session 1: Communication Mastery - Conflict Styles with the University Ombuds

July 12, 2022

Session 3: Navigating Feedback, facilitated by the Graduate School Ombuds

January 24, 2023

Session 2: Disrupting Academic Bullying, facilitated by the Graduate School Ombuds

Aug. 9, 2022