Values & Your PhD/Postdoctoral Journey - Spring 2022



Values & Your PhD/Postdoctoral Journey - Spring 2022


Mon., Jan 24 2022 - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM


New Cabell Hall, German Conference Room (236)



Eligibility: All UVA PhD students and postdocs are welcome to attend this workshop.


For those of you who are beginning your PhD programs or Postdoctoral training at UVA, it may be easy to feel the weight of your checklists, your to-dos, your calendars. But it is also critical for us to pause and reflect on what is explicitly and implicitly driving our decisions. What are values exactly? What are your values? How are your values connected to your PhD/Postdoctoral work, your professional and career development, and your personal life?

In this session, we will discuss the definitions of values, take a values assessment, and brainstorm ways that allow us to live our lives more intentionally based on our values. We will also get to know each other from different academic/professional backgrounds, creating a learning community for the semester, share and exchange thoughts through small breakout rooms and general discussions, and lay out the topics for the rest of the semester.


This is the first session of the PhD+ Spring 2022 Foundations series. This discussion on values will serve as a baseline for the rest of the series, which offers guidance on common areas related to your mentality, well-being, productivity, and professional preparation.


Participants need not participate in the entire series to attend this workshop. 


Facilitated by Karolyn Kinane, Ph.D., Associate Director of Pedagogy and Faculty Engagement at the Contemplative Sciences Center.

Learn more about CSC's Faculty Enagement program here.