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DDM Series Enters 12th Season

The Deputy Director for Management (DDM) Seminar Series is set to offer another round of leadership and management presentations beginning this month. 

The 12th annual series will host speakers known for delivering insights into motivation, innovation and workforce dynamics. The seminars provide NIH employees the opportunity to advance their knowledge of best practices in a variety of leadership and management issues.

The first seminar features Travis Mills speaking on “Self-Motivation and Overcoming Adversity” on Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. The series continues in the new year with three more seminars: Lisa Bodell, “Innovation and Simplification: Times of Change” on Feb. 8; Sheila Heen, “Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well” on Apr. 5; and Christine Porath, “The Impact of Civility and Incivility on Worker Productivity” on June 14.  

Presentations will be available at for those who cannot attend or when Masur Auditorium reaches capacity.  

Sign language interpreters will be provided. Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate should call (301) 496-6211 4 work days before the event.

For more information about the series and to view previous videocasts, visit  

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