Humanistic Management PhD Network Career Development Webinar

Humanistic Management PhD Network Career Development Webinar

Guidelines for a Successful Job Talk: Preparation and Delivery

Friday, March 11, 2022 at 12:00 (EST)

Welcome to IHMA’s Humanistic Management PhD Network. We support PhDs with mentoring, networking, and research opportunities. We also offer possibilities to connect researchers for publication work, and data gathering sites in companies and organizations connected to IHMA. Please join us for our new series on Professional Development. This program is designed to bring doctoral students from around the world together to discuss how to manage their program and future careers.

Please join us on Friday, March 11, 2022 at 12:00 (EST) for our inaugural session of this series. Dr. Mille Myers, a leading academic and consultant and expert on communications, will lead a discussion on: Guidelines for a Successful Job Talk.

Your job talk may be one of the most important communication scenarios you encounter, because the stakes are high. You have 60-90 minutes to persuade the audience that you are doing important, interesting research that will enhance the institution’s reputation and also that you will be an effective teacher and a compatible colleague. In this session, you will learn communication processes and guidelines to achieve that complex goal. You will understand why successful communication is about more than what you say. The key elements in persuading your audience are about how you say it and how you look and sound while doing so.

Dr. Millie Myers is Teaching Professor of Management Communication Emerita at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, where she taught in the MBA and Ph.D. programs and extensively in the Program for Executives, whose clients came from business and government organizations in North and South America, Europe, and Asia (including Russia and China). She continues to guest-lecture at Carnegie Mellon in both the Tepper School and the Heinz College and also at Chatham University.

Dr. Myers is also an active management consultant, working primarily with senior executives on business relationships with the news media, crisis communication responses, persuasive oral and written communication, non-verbal communication, and intercultural communication.

The companies and professional organizations with which she has worked include the American Bankers Association; BNY Mellon; Brookstone, Inc.; Giant Eagle Corp.; the Hillman Company; the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and other local and regional hospitals; several high-technology and law firms; multiple colleges and universities in the U.S. and in Asia; the City of Pittsburgh (Mayor’s Office and City Council); and many non-profit organizations in the arts, social services, and recreation. Most recently she conducted media training for the University of Utah’s lead researcher on a Covid-19 medication trial.

She has been quoted as an expert in management communication in The Wall Street Journal and in regional newspapers such as The Baltimore Sun, The Indianapolis Star, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pittsburgh Business Times, and The Syracuse Post. Her eight-part radio series on communication was broadcast on American Entrepreneur Radio.

Her doctoral thesis was a study of professional and managerial communication in a Fortune-100 firm. Prior to her academic career, she worked as a business librarian/information specialist at the University of Pittsburgh, PPG Industries, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and taught communication courses for the American Institute of Banking. Dr. Myers is also an experienced business writer and editor. She is the author of two books and co-author of three others, and her articles have been published in several professional and academic journals. Her reviews of new books on organizational communication, marketing and public relations, women in business, and corporate social responsibility appear regularly in CHOICE, a book-selection journal for academic libraries.

Dr. Myers currently serves as Board Chair of WQED Multimedia and represents WQED on the APTS (America’s Public Television Stations) Leadership Council. She also serves on the boards of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (Vice Chair) and ARCS Foundation Pittsburgh. Formerly, she was a Board and Executive Committee member for the Pittsburgh Symphony (2003-2017), YWCA Pittsburgh, and Carlow University.

Hosted by: David Wasieleski, PJ Dillon, Erica Steckler, and Michael Pirson.

All interested students and scholars are welcome!

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The Humanistic Management PhD Network is sponsored by the Albert P. Viragh Institute for Ethics in Business at Duquesne University.

This monthly gathering is hosted by the International Humanistic Management Association in collaboration with the Academy of Management MSR Interest Group and Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division.