01 Sep Sharing insider knowledge is important for equity in talent development
Sharing insider knowledge is important for equity in talent development
Symposium127Rena Subotnik, American Psychological Association, United States; Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Northwestern University, United States; Frank Worrell, University of California, United States
Yangtze 1Thu 15:45 - 17:15
Balanced research and practice
Have you ever thought you had a chance at accessing an opportunity only to find out there were some implicit rules you did not follow? This might include failure to acquire the support of a key individual to have your idea approved or supported by others. It could include understanding the importance of attending certain social events for networking or gaining supporters for your research agenda. Insider knowledge is particular to a career or domain and important in making decisions and finding successful career pathways. As professionals, we can do a lot to help level the playing field for talented individuals in a domain by making insider knowledge more explicit for those who are upcoming in a field. This session will explore the known science behind this topic, and examples of insider knowledge that might be helpful to audience members.