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NIEHS: Management Boot Camp

Workshop/Seminar: Leadership - Personal/Group Interactions

Nov 30, 2017 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Dec 1 9 am to 4 pm

Speaker(s): Lori Conlan, PhD, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services
This event is recommended for: Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

Please note that this session is at NIEHS in North Carolina

Nov 30, 11 AM to 5 PM

and Dec 1, 2017 - 9 AM to 4 PM

Applications Open- Due Nov 20 by 5 PM.

Management of people and resources is a key component to being successful as you move forward in your career. The OITE has developed an intense course to give advanced postdocs and fellows an overview of common management concepts that are not often taught in a lab environment. The topics covered will be applicable to all sectors (academics, industry, non-profits, government, etc.). The workshop will include group activities and hands-on experiences related to working successfully in research team environments. Pre-work: All participants should complete an online MBTI Assessment through the OITE. The OITE staff will provide you with a link to complete the MBTI before the workshop.

This course requires a commitment of two full days. Directions for applying to the course are below.

Course Schedule:
Unit 1: Managing you
Learning concepts: This session will encourage participants to assess how they interact with people, the environment, and projects to effectively manage workflows.

Unit 2: Managing staffing
Learning concepts: This session will explore staffing your unit and how diversity enhances the workplace.

Unit 3: Managing Interpersonal Interactions
Learning concepts: Effectively managing your interactions with others will help you build stronger relationships in the workplace and prevent the conflict that can undermine them.

Unit 4: Managing the team
Learning concepts: Motivating a staff means knowing how to communicate project goals and expectations. This session will define strategies to motivate staff and what to do when setbacks occur.

Course Applications
Please apply for the course at:

Applications are due by 5 pm on Nov 20. NOTE- workplace dynamics is NOT required. Candidate selection will favor those fellows leaving their institutions within a year and those who exhibit an enthusiasm for becoming a better manager. We recommend that you spend time on your applications to answer the questions completely and to also double check the quality of your answers.

Candidates will be notified about course acceptance by Nov 22, 2017.

Applications will include:
Name and Affiliation
Your intended next job (assistant professor, R&D scientist, non-profit program manager, etc) and when you are expecting to leave your current position.
A 100-word statement of why you are interested in the course.
A 100-word description of an article you have read or workshop you attended that covered a management topic. Why was it (or was it not) interesting?

To request sign language interpreters and/or other accommodation, please contact NIH Interpreting Services by phone at 301-402-8180, by submitting a request online, or by using the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. Requests should be made at least 5 days in advance of the event.