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EMBO Event

Laboratory Leadership for Group Leaders

15 – 24 October 2024 | NCBS Bengaluru & IISER Pune, India

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  • Application Deadline
  • 30 April 2024
  • Selected Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 30 May 2024

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About the Event

Applicants can register for one of the two course dates available:

15-18 October 2024 at IISER Pune

or

21-24 October 2024 at NCBS Bengaluru

Researchers are trained to think about experimental plans and data, to write papers and grants. Yet, researchers are generally not trained to lead teams which is an essential skill when becoming an independent group leader. As all the other skills researchers acquire, team management and leadership skills can be learned and developed.

Throughout the course, the trainers provide tools, techniques and insight tailored specifically to the laboratory/research setting for the management of teams, good communication, healthy resolution of conflict and the management of workloads and responsibilities.

In these 4-day, in-person workshops the attendees explore their own approach to leadership – and the approaches of the other participants - using this insight to define for each individual how they want to lead and manage their research groups or other teams. The course also provides insight into how teams work best together and how to identify and resolve barriers to the efficient operation of teams.

Trainers

EMBO Solutions trainers come from many different backgrounds, and all have been working directly and extensively with leaders in the life sciences for many years. The training team includes scientists, organisational development experts, human resources professionals, MBA graduates, mathematicians, professional coaches, scientists from industry, and others with significant and relevant experience to supporting leaders in the life sciences to improve their leadership and develop their teams and strategies.

Two trainers deliver the workshops and work to balance their expertise and diversity to ensure that you receive the widest range of expertise, experience and insight possible from your training team.

 

Speakers

 

Programme

Leadership and management skills are critical for a successful career in science. EMBO, in partnership with consultancy teams, has designed this course specifically to meet the needs of researchers and others in academia.

The aim of this course is to explore with attendees their own approach to leadership – and the approaches of the other participants - and use this insight to define for each individual how they want to lead and manage their research groups or other teams. The course also provides insight into how teams work best together and how to identify and resolve barriers to the efficient operation of teams. Throughout the course, the trainers provide tools, techniques and insight tailored specifically to the laboratory/research setting for the management of teams, good communication, healthy resolution of conflict and the management of workloads and responsibilities.

Benefits

  • Introduce you to key leadership concepts
  • Develop further your own individual leadership style
  • Equip you with key communication skills
  • Learn how to effectively select the right staff
  • Expand your support network for leadership issues in the lab

Topics

  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Team development
  • Conflict solving strategies
  • Giving feedback
  • Coaching
  • Delegation
  • Effective problem solving
  • Running effective meetings
  • Recruitment

Course Principles

Practical exercises, in the form of role-play and discussion groups, provide hands-on experience. "As much theory as necessary and as much practice as possible" is the principle of this course.

Before becoming an independent researcher, one's primary focus is on their own research projects. As an independent researcher, one needs to be able to deal with a much broader range of challenges, without any preparation.

This course introduces key, yet simple, leadership concepts. It also gives you the chance to identify the different roles that you have to take, see where your strengths and resources lie, and identify strategies for coping with roles in which you are uncomfortable. Emotional Intelligence is the main predictor of success in positions of leadership. You will learn to use some models and instruments that will help you to understand yourself and others better, to manage yourself better and communicate more effectively. In particular, you will practice techniques improving your ability to give feedback and criticism, help your group members to learn how to solve many of their problems themselves, run meetings efficiently, and delegate tasks effectively. You will also learn how to understand the dynamics between your members in your laboratory and how you can improve the laboratory's performance. Conflicts are a part of everyday lab life. You will be shown how to recognize and manage them, before they develop into an unmanageable crisis, and deal with any conflicts you may already have.

Additional details about these and other workshops are also available on the EMBO Solutions website.

 

Registration

  • Application Deadline
  • 30 April 2024
  • Selected Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 30 May 2024

 

The registration fee is covered by EMBO and includes:

  • Course costs
  • Accommodation
  • Lunch and coffee breaks

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Selection criteria

A total of 18 participants will be selected to attend each course.

Applicants will be selected by a panel of senior researchers and faculty based on the following criteria:

  • Faculty membership in universities and research institutes (within 7 years of joining)

  • Funding record

  • Publication record

Important note:

To secure their place in the course, shortlisted applicants will be asked to send a copy of their confirmed travel ticket to Pune/Bangalore to the organizers.

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Travel

Travel arrangements must be made by the selected participants.


Code of conduct

Anti-harassment and non-discrimination policy

At EMBO, we believe that harassment and discriminatory behaviour are unacceptable in any setting. EMBO's code of conduct is applicable for all participants of this course and can be found here.

 

Contact

EMBO Global Activities Office

global@embo.org

 

 

Venue

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune

Dr. Homi Bhabha Road,
Pune 411008, India

National Centre for Biological Sciences

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Bellary Road,
Bangalore 560065,
Karnataka, India


Accommodation

For the course taking place in Pune (15-18 October 2024), rooms are available for course participants at the IISER Guest House.

For the course taking place in Bangalore (21-24 October 2024), rooms are available for course participants at the NCBS Guest House.

Transport

Travel arrangements must be made by the selected participants.