Imposter Syndrome 201: Using Conflict Fluency to Banish Imposter Syndrome

While most of us have a foundational understanding of Imposter Syndrome (IS), there has been recent debate about the validity of IS overall: does it happen only to folx from under supported and underrepresented groups?; is it “normal” anxiety?; is it inside your head or might there be external forces at play? We will touch on this debate, as well as the intersection of IS and systemic and societal DEI issues. Whether you personally relate to IS and the conflicts it can create, or if you believe the issues are pervasive within our systems themselves - wherever it’s coming from - YOU are dealing with the conflicts and YOU can do something about it! Through an introduction to conflict fluency, attendees will learn new tools and perspectives to better understand and manage conflicts (both internal and external). And, by proactively working to practice conflict fluency skills, YOU can create more equitable, supportive, and inclusive spaces…and help to banish Imposter Syndrome once and for all.



Noelle Notermann

Dr. Noelle Notermann is currently a Senior Software Engineer for a large, local employer. Previously, she worked at the University of Minnesota as a DevOps Engineer supporting ERP software and also as