Managing Imposter Syndrome for FLP Leadership Fellows (FLP14OCT21)

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SubjectFuture Leaders Programme
DescriptionImposter Syndrome or Phenomenon is defined as ‘a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evidence of success’. ‘Imposters’ suffer chronic self-doubt and are unable to internalise their accomplishments however successful they are in their field. This phenomenon is surprisingly common. It can get in the way of professional progress and job satisfaction. Because it is so common, it can be helpful to discuss it in a group setting, explore what it is, how it affects you and what you can do about it. This one-day interactive workshop looks at what Imposter Syndrome is, how it gets in the way of our work, and then more importantly what tools are available to manage it. The day will include evidence-based solutions using ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) techniques. ACT has a huge body of evidence behind it and an impressive pedigree in providing practical tools that are easy to grasp and use. Participants unsure of whether this learning event is for them may be interested in completing the online questionnaire devised by Pauline Clance, who first described the Imposter Phenomenon:
Additional information

This webinar is running via Zoom. Registration and joining instructions will be made available via your Maxcourse account, after you have booked your place.

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What you need to do to prepare:

Please complete:

  2. The free online VIA Survey of Character Strengths questionnaire here:

Useful things to have available:

  • The list of characteristics of imposter phenomenon so you can look at it in the session
  • A notebook or journal
VenueVIRTUAL - On-Line Zoom, via - Virtual  View details
Date & timeThursday 14 October 2021, 10:00 to 15:00
LecturerDr Susy Stirling  View details
Target audienceMandatory: Leadership Fellow
Course styleWorkshop
CateringNo catering
CPD points0.000
CostNo charge

To understand what Imposter Phenomenon, or Syndrome is and how to manage it


This interactive workshop will look at:

  • What is imposter syndrome/phenomenon?
  • How does it show up for us?
  • What evidence-based tools can we use to manage it?
Learning outcomes

The intended benefits for workshop participants are:

  • To understand what imposter syndrome is
  • To explore its impact on themselves
  • To learn some tools to manage it