This leadership themed small group session will be focused on dealing with others. The first portion of the session will discuss conflict management-­‐ know your conflict style, how to identify other’s styles and use this to your advantage! This session will start off with a brief lecture, a quick quiz to identify your own conflict style and a discussion about how these styles commonly show up in the practice of medicine.

The last portion of our afternoon will be dedicated to interacting with the media. Have you been contacted by a local newspaper or news outlet wanting your opinion on a medical issue and you didn’t know where to start? At the end of this session you will more confidently jump into these interactions and know how to represent yourself effectively to get YOUR message across. We will hear from a media coaching expert to avoid the common pitfalls and to help you excel at this important part of community outreach.
Tim Brown, PhD will lead the media session. Dr. Brown joined the Nicholson School of Communication and Media in Fall of 2004 after a career in television news. Previously he taught broadcast reporting and writing for three years at the University of South Carolina. For 12 years, Brown was a reporter, anchor, and news manager at television stations around the southeast. He’s been honored by education organizations in Georgia and South Carolina for his reporting on education. At the Nicholson School, Dr. Brown teaches primarily broadcast reporting, but also courses in media and society. His research has been published in Journalism and Mass Communication Educator and Electronic News, among others.