Imposter Syndrome and How to Overcome It
Do you find yourself second-guessing your accomplishments? Do you ever get the feeling that you’ve fooled people into believing you are competent or talented, and fear that you’re going to be “found out”? Do you sometimes explain away your successes to luck, timing, the work of others, or other factors? If so, you may be experiencing the Impostor Syndrome – and you’re not alone!
Research shows that Imposter Syndrome affects approximately 70% of people, especially people of diversity and those who are highly successful. Accomplished individuals including Michelle Obama, former Starbucks executive Howard Schultz, and Sheryl Sandberg have shared publicly about their imposter feelings.
This session will provide participants with an understanding of what Imposter Syndrome is, why it can affect certain individuals, types of Imposter Syndrome and the behaviors it can cause, and methods to overcome Impostor Syndrome. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from the shared experiences of others who have dealt with Impostor Syndrome, as well as to share their own stories in small group discussion.
If you believe you may be affected by Imposter Syndrome or you mentor and develop people in your professional role, don’t miss this session to learn how to recognize Imposter Syndrome and offer support to those whom it affects.
(Photo credit: FATcat Studios)Laura Gariano
Senior Community Engagement Program ManagerUnited Way of Cass-Clay
Laura Gariano is dedicated to activating communities, organizations, and people in support of causes about which they care most deeply. In October 2019, she joined the team at the United Way of Cass-Clay as Senior Community Engagement Program Manager. She previously spent over 5 years overseeing Dynamic Communities User Groups’ volunteer engagement, learning programs, and leadership development for a community of over 280,000 Microsoft Business Applications professionals. She also has over 10 years of experience as an educational program and project manager. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from St. Olaf College in 2000 and is a member of professional organizations including the Association for Talent Development and the Center for Association Leadership. Laura is an engaged volunteer in the Fargo-Moorhead community and is a founding member and past committee chair for the United Way of Cass-Clay Emerging Leaders program. She has been honored to be a part of the United Way of Cass-Clay 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program as a 2012 alumna, session leader, and committee member. Outside of work, Laura is an active supporter of local arts and community organizations. She is a proud wife to Nick; mother to Tyler, Liv, and Luca; and friend to an incredible group of people she has met through professional organizations in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
This training qualifies for 1.5 CPE credits through SHRM
Registration (includes lunch)
Chamber members: $32 in advance | $42 at the door
Non-members: $52 in advance | $62 at the door
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