Are you interested in connecting with other young professionals at UF Health and getting more involved in the local community? Join the Young Professionals Employee Resource Group, or ERG. The mission of the Young Professionals ERG is to foster the growth and development of young professionals while building and strengthening networks across generations.
The Young Professionals ERG is inclusive of staff at UF Health Jacksonville, UF Jacksonville Physicians Inc., the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville and the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. Staff from all organizational levels are welcome at the monthly meetings, which take place on the fourth Friday of each month from 12 – 1 p.m. in the McGriff Boardroom, located on the 4th floor of the LRC Building at UF Health Jacksonville. Meetings focus on a variety of topics, such as emotional intelligence, employee engagement, networking and more.
In addition to monthly meetings, the Young Professionals ERG members also meet for quarterly socials and are provided with regular information and resources on professional development and volunteer opportunities. For more information, contact the Young Professionals ERG at email@example.com or visit the Young Professionals ERG Bridge page.
The next meeting will take place Friday, Jan. 27, from 12 to 1 p.m. David Chesire, PhD, director for the Center for Healthy Minds and Practice and an associate professor of surgery for the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville will be presenting on imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome, sometimes referred to as perceived fraudulence, occurs when an individual has feelings of self-doubt and personal incompetence that are persistent despite one’s education, experience and other notable accomplishments. January’s meeting will teach attendees about imposter syndrome, how to overcome the feelings associated with it and ways to improve one’s overall emotional well-being, both personally and professionally.