Who should attend
- Clinical investigators with faculty appointments as Instructors
- Assistant Professors
- Associate Professors who are 3-5 years into their initial K or R funding
About the course
Clinical investigators are challenged to balance many tensions in their work, including how to best meet the institutional requirements for a clinic while building a research practice, and the most effective way to fundraise for the future while effectively accomplishing the work of today. This four-day program offers clinical investigators and their administrative team leaders a chance to build a foundation of research-tested management and leadership skills that can be applied to the business side of science.
Led by Kellogg faculty in an interactive classroom setting, participants will learn practical and effective approaches to topics including organizational culture, strategic time management, finance, fundraising and influence strategies. Equipped with new tools and frameworks, you’ll leave with a better sense for how to leverage your personal leadership strengths to build collaborative work teams and navigate competing demands in your work.
- Gain exposure to essential topics in management including finance, fundraising, time management and strategic decision-making
- Learn to harness your own leadership strengths to build effective work teams and influence your stakeholders
- Learn about research-tested business frameworks to apply to your practice in a university setting
- Network with peers for ongoing support and ideas
The curriculum will offer a rigorous and research-based classroom learning experience paired with relevant tools and business principles that can be put into practice immediately.
- Building collaborative work teams
- Leveraging strengths-based leadership
- Understanding and creating strong organizational culture
Fiscal Strategy Topics
- Decision making for optimal fundraising
- Elevating financial planning and budgeting
- Developing organizational networks that work
- Optimizing time management with competing pressures
- Enhancing persuasion and influence skills
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
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