Workshop: Tackling the Impostor Syndrome

September 21, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Millions of people around the world, from CEOs to A-list celebrities, secretly worry they’re not as bright or capable as everyone thinks they are. It’s called the Impostor Syndrome — and Valerie Young, Ed.D., has the cure.

Join the Office of Faculty Development for this workshop with Young, an internationally-known speaker, a leading expert on the impostor syndrome and author of award-winning book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It.

Please note, this workshop is open to all Michigan Medicine faculty and staff.

A former manager of strategic marketing at a Fortune 200 company herself, Young has shared her highly-relatable and practical advice to tens of thousands of executives, managers and professionals in the U.S., Canada and Europe. She has spoken to faculty and staff at more than 60 major colleges and universities.


  • Why impostor syndrome isn’t just a fancy term for “low self-esteem”
  • The connection between gender and confidence
  • The five “Competence Types” and how they set you up to fall short
  • Three immediately usable steps to interrupt needless self-doubt

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 3

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Danto Auditorium, CVC

Register online

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development and is open to all Michigan Medicine faculty and staff. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop, or have questions about accessibility, please contact Jordan Wright at or 734-764-2574. Advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange so letting us know at least 2 weeks in advance is much appreciated.