Events / Leadership and Management in Scholarly Research

Leadership and Management in Scholarly Research

December 19, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting

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.

Speaker: Garth A. Fowler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Director, MS in Clinical Research; co-coordinator, Career Development, Rush University Graduate College