Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar: Communicating Effectively Part 1
The ability to communicate clearly at work can make all the difference in success and achieving your goals. Communicating with coworkers, supervisors, and others in the workplace following a cancer diagnosis can be nuanced and can require some strategy. Join us for this first-of-two sessions where we will focus on communication. Discussion will include:
- Understanding effective communication and why it’s important.
- Identifying personal communication styles
- Disclosure considerations at work and online
Date & Time
Wednesday, September 13, 2022 — 6:00 PM ET/ 3:00 PM PT
All sessions are free and open to cancer patients, survivors, healthcare professionals and caregivers. Register for this live and interactive webinar by clicking “Register” below. The webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with phone and web log-in information. There is no registration deadline.
This is the ninth of 12 sessions in our Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar series. Click here to learn more about the other sessions and register!
Rachel Becker, LMSW, Deputy Director, Cancer and Careers
As Deputy Director, Rachel’s responsibilities include oversight of Cancer and Careers’ 12 accredited webinars. She also provides direct support and referrals to CAC’s diverse audiences; oversees CAC's program team; and works to ensure all programs meet the continuing education accreditation standards of various state and national accrediting bodies. Additionally, Rachel regularly presents on topics related to cancer and work at community-based events and cancer conferences around the country.
Before joining Cancer and Careers, Rachel was Head of Client Services at CarePlanners (cofounded by Dr. Nancy Snyderman), where she designed and implemented a technology-based infrastructure for delivering and monitoring support services. Prior to that, she completed a fellowship in psycho oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and worked in a clinical capacity at the Jewish Child Care Association and New York Methodist Hospital.
Rachel holds a BA from Rutgers University and graduated summa cum laude with an MSW from NYU’s Silver School of Social Work. She is a member of NASW, AOSW, and a proud recipient of the Zelda Foster Fellowship in Palliative and End-of-Life Care.
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6:00 PM – 6:05 PM ET: Welcome, Speaker Introduction
6:05 PM – 6:50 PM ET: Overview of how to communicate effectively at work following a cancer diagnosis
6:50 PM – 7:00 PM ET: Questions
- Attendees will be able to define and describe effective communication and best practices for communicating.
- Attendees will be able to understand and recognize individual communication styles.
- Attendees will be able to identify factors to consider when making disclosure decisions.
One (1) continuing education credit will be provided free of charge to eligible oncology nurses, social workers, and HR professionals upon approval from the agencies listed below.
- This program is approved by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work (Approval #0072) for 1 continuing education hour.
- Applications to provide continuing educations for social workers outside of New York State will be submitted in the weeks leading up to the webinar.
- Cancer and Careers is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
- Provider approved by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16673, for 1 continuing education credit per session.
- Cancer and Careers is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 1 PDC per session for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
Requirements to Receive Credits
CEW Foundation (aka Cancer and Careers) maintains responsibility for programs. Healthcare professionals of all disciplines should contact their regulatory board(s) to determine course approval for their specific license(s) and/or certification(s). Please note that regulatory boards may not accept duplicate contact hours (i.e., CEs awarded for webinar sessions with similar titles offered in this or prior calendar years) as valid for license and/or certification renewal.
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