Learn the skills needed to lead and manage a research team successfully. Leadership Strategies for the Researcher
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At a glance
Opportunity for
  • Junior principal investigators and emerging clinician-researchers to build their leadership and management skills.
  • MD and/or PhD involved in clinical research
  • Instructors or assistant professors currently leading research teams
Time commitment
  • Two days
Funding level
  • Tuition-free
Session dates
  • October 20-21, 2016
Application Due
  • 5:00pm on September 9, 2016
  • Endorsements due 5:00pm on September 16, 2016
  • All applicants will be notified of their status via email no later than September 23, 2016.
Note: The application cycle will open May 27. Please check back for details.
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Leadership Strategies for the Researcher helps prepare clinical and translational investigators as they face the challenges inherent in establishing a research program. This two-day course features both interactive and didactic sessions, with a focus on best practices in leading and managing a team, and navigating a career path in research.

Session topics include:

  • Developing a personal strategy
  • Understanding the promotions process
  • Managing grant finances
  • Managing projects
  • Negotiation
  • Communication styles and strategies
  • Managing meetings
  • Resolving conflict
  • Hiring, managing, and terminating team members

The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Participants will be informed of any pre-course work requirements at least two weeks in advance of the course.