People Management for Principal Investigators, March 9 & 10

Every principal investigator wants to build and maintain a lab that attracts and retains outstanding trainees and staff members. Juggling this endeavor with everything else the PI must do — writing papers, teaching, mentoring, gaining and maintaining funding, creating collaborative and productive relationships with other PIs — can be challenging at best. This 1.5-day course, led by Melanie Erskine and Rachel Dresbeck from the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, will help you learn to manage people with a focus on the particular needs of running a lab or research group.

When: Friday, March 9, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location:  Collaborative Life Sciences Building, 1S008
Register on Compass

In this course you will learn:

  • Strategies for approaching the role of “coach” in the lab —developing your leadership style
  • Recruitment and retention strategies — building (and maintaining) the best team for your lab
  • Steps to take when coaching doesn’t work — performance management in the lab
  • Resources that are available to you to support you and your lab staff

Enrollment is limited; there is no cost to participants.