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Personalities and Scientists
Chris Olex
The Point

Personalities and Scientists
- Chris Olex helps researchers understand how to work with different personality types and how to become effective leaders and team members

Presenter: Chris Olex - The Point

Chris Olex is a Trainer and Facilitator specializing in team and personal development. Relying on experience gained from all levels of the training process -- from customer management to delivery and evaluation -- she works in partnership with a wide range of clients to design, develop, and deliver professional programs serving 10 to 500 participants. Her passion around creating engaging experiences paired with the pursuit of self-awareness and human development drive her work with each and every audience.

Chris utilizes a variety of teaching methodologies, particularly experiential learning, as a means to help clients fully connect training content to direct application in the workplace and in their personal lives. Chris believes in the power of assessments for self-discovery, and is a certified trainer for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™ through the Association for Psychological Type; DISC™ through Inscape Publishing; Effective Intelligence™ through Connective Intelligence Inc.; and Emotional Intelligence through the Institute for Health and Human Potential.

A graduate of Bradley University, Chris holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology focusing in Organizational Behavior and Leadership.

This video is part of the International Polar Year (IPY) Early Career Research Symposium held in Victoria, BC, Canada from 4-8 December 2009. The event was a career development workshop that brought 100 international young Arctic and Antarctic researchers and mentors together for a series of career development training sessions to develop professional skills, work with senior mentors, and develop international and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Career Advice
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IPY Early Career Researcher Symposium 2009

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