Nexus Summit 2022 Seminar Showcase: Is Imposter Syndrome Really That Bad? Reframing Imposter Syndrome into 'Competent Humility'

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This webinar is part of the Nexus Summit 2022 Seminar Showcase series.

Series Description:

Join us for the Nexus Summit 2022 Seminar Showcase: a free webinar series from the National Center! The highest rated peer-reviewed seminars offered during Nexus Summit 2022 will cover topics ranging from diversity, equity and inclusion, medical-dental integration, cross institutional collaboration, interprofessional systems and structures, narrative leadership, and virtual simulations, among others. Offered between February - July 2023, the Nexus Summit 2022 Seminar Showcase will provide an opportunity to learn from, with, and about the work being done to improve practice, education and health for those we serve.


Imposter syndrome was identified in 1978 by Dr. Pauline Rose Clance and Dr. Suzanne Imes as “Intellectual Phoniness”. Often associated with high performing leaders, it has been highlighted to be more common in women (“Lean In” By Sheryl Sandberg). Recently, there has been increasing conversations led by business leaders and organizational psychologists such as Adam Grant (”Think Again”) that suggest reframing the imposter syndrome to be a motivating leadership development skill. Dr. Grant refers to this reframing as the establishment of “competent humility.”
This seminar will encourage participants to:
1. Define Imposter Syndrome in their professional and personal activities
2. Calculate their personal imposter syndrome score using a validated tool
3. Discuss strategies for recognizing and reframing imposter syndrome to “competent humility.”
Recognizing imposter syndrome in one’s self and in others and developing peer support to reframe this characteristic can help health professions leaders be more open to change and to opportunities for their career development.


Diana McNeill, MD, MACP, DUKE AHEAD - Duke University School of Medicine

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 29, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm CDT