Sponsored by the National Postdoctoral Association
Graduate school and postdoctoral training are designed to make you an independent researcher or scientist, ready to tackle pressing questions and drive cutting-edge research. But running your own research projects and leading a team involves more than applying your scientific skills; it requires managing both people and projects. In this workshop, we will discuss approaches to being a leader and a manager, and how to guide and mentor the students, postdocs, and staff that will eventually be part of your amazing, successful team!
- Describe the differences between leadership, project management, and personnel management.
- Summarize how vision and mission statements help direct successful, strategic leadership.
- Define directive and supportive behaviors in a leadership context and describe approaches to applying them to the different types of individuals (students, postdocs, staff) that work in research groups.