Overview

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Success Avoidance: Why Students May Avoid Opportunities to Achieve

Achieving success (measured by good grades, motivation to do well, a positive social environment, and class spirit) may require changes in personal identity. Rather than threaten the security of a familiar self-perception, students may choose to sabotage their success. Understanding the dynamics of success sabotage and how to identify when it is occurring can lessen confusion and frus­tration for both students and pro­fes­sionals.

This presentation will move through the theories to hands-on approaches that can be incorporated immediately in educational settings. Learn how the “fear of success” affects a student's behavior and why traditional reward-centered approaches sometimes appear to have the opposite intended effect.

Anyone who works with students from kindergarten to college will benefit from developing these strategies to minimize negative responses and deal with low self-esteem. Learn how to integrate personal style and preferences with newly learned counseling, mentoring, and motivational skills and techniques to encourage and support at-risk and motivated students at the same time.

What You Will Learn

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Success Avoidance: Why Students May Avoid Opportunities to Achieve

Participants Will Learn

  • The dynamics of success sabotage and how to identify when it is occurring.
  • How success avoidance tendencies affect behavior.
  • Why traditional reward-centered approaches sometimes appear to have the opposite of intended effect.
  • How to minimize negative responses and deal with low self-esteem. 
  • How to encourage at-risk individuals while appreciating their concerns.
  • How to integrate one’s personal style and preferences with newly learned counseling, mentoring, and motivational skills and techniques.

Instructor Bios

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Success Avoidance: Why Students May Avoid Opportunities to Achieve

  • Gerri King

    Gerri King, PH.D.

    Gerri King, Ph.D., a former psychotherapist who worked with students, is a social psychologist and organizational consultant, who consults, trains, and speaks nationally and internationally to healthcare, corporate, industrial, educational, non-profit, and governmental clients throughout the US and abroad.

    As a seminar presenter, trainer, frequent conference presenter/keynoter, and consultant, Dr. King offers a wide range of topics, including supervisory skills, team building, resolving conflicts through effective communication, motivating workforces, the dynamics of change, why adults and students avoid success, creating a blame-free and gossip-free work environment, facilitating the multi-generational workforce, and the changing role of leadership.  She also facilitates conflict and consensus, strategic plans, and team building. 

    Gerri, a former adjunct professor at the graduate and undergraduate levels, is a founding partner and President of Human Dynamics Associates, Inc., a consulting and counseling firm in Concord NH. She holds a BA, Masters, CAGS, and Ph.D. and is the author of The Duh! Book of Management and Supervision: Dispelling Common Leadership Myths.

    More information can be found on http://www.gerriking.com

09:00am - 03:30pm
Brady Sullivan Tower - 1750 Elm Street, Manchester
Gerri King
199.00 Workshop Fee
6
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
UNH Extension Discount
Guild Partner
REEO Discount
New to NH Discount
0.6
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