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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:45 AM
Postdoc Leadership Certificate Program

Cosponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Studies and the VP of Human Resources, this 10-module program is designed to introduce postdocs to some key concepts and skills of leadership in today’s complex environment. It provides a practical forum to assess and develop personal leadership skills in self-knowledge, planning and problem solving, group dynamics and team building, cultural fluency, conflict resolution, and facilitation of change. 

Overview: Leadership involves working effectively with other people to shape social reality and achieve organizational goals. It is a critical factor in organizational and career success. Every postdoc, no matter what field of endeavor, will face a variety of difficult leadership challenges. How these challenges are met will have a significant impact on the postdoc’s career and life. 

Program Objectives:

  • Explore leadership across cultures
  • Enhance awareness of personal style
  • Examine and practice tools for use in leadership roles
  • Build the Post Doc community
  • Provide an opportunity to network with others and learn how to create networks to support change.

In order to participate you need to make a commitment to attend at least 8 of the sessions, you must attend the first session. Attendees who attend at least 8 sessions will receive a certificate. All sessions will take place on a Thursday from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., and lunch will be served starting at 11:00 am.

Module 1: (9/28) Leadership and Personal Style: Behavior Preference & organizational impact
Module 2: (10/12) Leaders and Followers-the simulation
Module 3: (10/26) Understanding Organizations and Leadership Contexts
Module 4: (11/9) Moving from Group to Team
Module 5: (11/30) Dealing with Challenges, part 1: Resolving your own Conflicts
Module 6: (1/25) Dealing with Challenges, Part 2: Scaling up
Module 7: (2/8) Norms and Culture
Module 8: (2/22) Communication --begin capstone case
Module 9: (3/8) Consulting House--bringing it all together
Module 10: (3/22) My Voice, My Story 

If you are interested in attending the program please complete the application form: APPLY

If you have any questions, contact Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies Program

Registration required
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