Date: March 31, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT, Check your time zone!
Pre-Registration Required by March 29, 2021

Receiving a job offer is a wonderful feeling, and the highlight of a long and often painful job search process.  You may be tempted to accept the offer as is and be done with it.  But no matter how generous the offer, there will always be something to discuss and negotiate. 

This workshop will help identify what you can negotiate (much more than just salary), and how to conduct a positive, professional negotiation that leaves both parties happy.  It will also provide tips on related topics such as when you are asked to provide your requirements first, and how to approach renegotiations once already in a position. 

The session will begin with a presentation from a professional career consultant, followed by panelists who will talk about their own experiences and advice from both sides of the negotiating table.

Who Should Attend

This session is intended for a broad audience, and is open to people at all career levels and job functions who are interested in gaining valuable insight into this critical process for career success.


Lisa Balbes
Balbes Consultants LLC

Lisa Balbes, PhD, has been running Balbes Consultants LLC for almost 30 years. She is a career consultant and internationally invited workshop presenter, with expertise in career development for scientists


Andy Antonelli
Senior Director & Fellow
Onto Innovation, Inc.

Lee Howell
Vice President,
Process Equipment Division
Kurt J. Lesker Company

Susan Sinnott
Department Head,
Materials Science & Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University

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