• Training Room

    STEP - Imposter Syndrome Masterclass
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    Face to Face Interactive Workshop; Harness the tools that will help you embrace self-doubt and peak your self-confidence in time for your next career challenge.

Duration 3 hours

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Archived

Is this course right for me?

Target Audience: Academic Professional staff who feel like a fraud and want to find the community of others who feel as they do. Academic Professional staff who want to grow their self-confidence to make the most of their next career challenge/opportunity.

"You're NOT good enough... 

...those people to whom you compare yourself are every bit as superior as you think they are. 

They know more than you...and they're going to find you OUT!" 

Sound familiar? 

This is how you speak to yourself when you think you're a fraud but all the hard evidence of your success says otherwise. 

This self-doubting, confidence-draining voice in your head is the so-called Imposter Syndrome. 

But you DO know enough... 

...and as part of this community, you will connect with the others who feel as you do. 

You will discover the hidden histories behind the personal and professional origins of the Imposter Syndrome. 

From new research directed by Marc (your host), you will acquire the tools and frameworks to prevent your self-doubt from interfering with your day-to-day life and career. 

This is NOT an Imposter Syndrome course... 

...this is the course that will convince you to ditch the term 'imposter syndrome' forever. 

Recast 'syndrome' as 'phenomenon' and build your path towards teaching others how common the imposter experience actually is. 

Course Outcomes/ Objectives;

  • Enhance your awareness of how language impacts the severity of your imposter experiences. 
  • Produce your case against the 'imposter' label. 
  • Reframe social comparisons you make with others to instead focus on self-improvement. 
  • Deploy a toolkit for turning repeated rejection into real opportunity. 
  • Construct a productivity-enhancing approach to gratitude. 
  • Exercise new principles of leadership for when the imposter tables turn and you want to help the team members in your care. 

www.dr-marc-reid.com/book - A copy of this book and other workshop resources will be provided to staff attending the workshop 

Further Information;

Please ensure you bring your phone and can use it to read QR codes from slides that will be shown on screen during the workshop. 

Alternatively, or as a back-up, bring your laptop to be able to type in short URLs supplied with the QR codes. 

This will enable you to fully participate in all individual and group exercises developed for the workshop. 



We are committed to ensuring our events and courses are accessible to all staff. If you feel you have a disability, health issue, or neurodivergent condition that may affect your ability to access, participate or engage in this course, please get in touch with us at osdu@strath.ac.uk to discuss your specific support requirements.


Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.

Delivered By: Dr. Marc Reid