Save the dates! Lab Dynamics Workshops for Postdocs
The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program has invited Dr. Carl M. Cohen back to offer his workshops virtually, just for postdocs! Dr. Cohen has over 30 years of experience in the biotechnology industry and in biomedical research and administration, in academic and industry settings. He has developed and runs workshops in the area of management and leadership training for scientists.
Theses workshops are on the specific topics described below. You will be able to apply to participate in one or both.
“Difficult conversations and interactions in the research workplace: Fundamentals of negotiation.”
Half-day Zoom workshop, September 22, 2020, 10:00AM-2:30 PM with a 30 minute break between 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM.
This is a highly interactive half day workshop in which participants will learn and practice techniques for dealing with challenging situations and people in the scientific workplace. This is not a generic workshop – it specifically addresses interactions which scientists deal with daily – interpreting data, negotiating budgets or project plans, receiving and giving scientific criticism and dealing with interpersonal conflicts in the lab or workplace. During the workshop we will explore the impediments to successful management of these situations and will learn how our own personalities and behaviors influence our ability to perform successfully under stress. We will provide practical approaches to conflict resolution and negotiation to help participants deal with such interactions productively.
“Leading scientific team and project meetings.”
Half-day Zoom workshop, October 1, 2020, 10:00AM-2:30 PM with a 30 minute break between 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM.
Meetings can be powerful tools for accomplishing tasks requiring input from multiple participants, generating ideas and communicating information. Yet they are also a source of frustration when not managed properly. It is becoming increasingly clear that managing scientists in a group setting requires more than just scientific or project management skills, it requires a high degree of emotional intelligence. This solution-focused half-day workshop will use didactic materials, case studies and role playing to provide a set of cores skills for getting the best out of scientists in a team or group setting. Participants will learn and practice the key interpersonal and organizational skills that are associated with productive project teams.