Team Leadership Training Program REGISTRATION CLOSED
The UTMB Pepper OAIC is hosting a free two-day training session for junior faculty from NIA funded centers interested in team science leadership on OCT 4-5, 2018 in Galveston, TX.
Developed by UTMB’s Institute for Translational Sciences, this program is the first contextualized model of leadership for team scientists and has been field tested. UTMB’s Pepper Center will provide up to 25 scholarships to participants based on merit. The scholarships will provide hotel accommodations for Wednesday (10/3) and Thursday (10/4). Registration, breakfast, and lunch will be provided free-of-charge to all attendees.
- Reviews of team science literature articulates the great need for leader development generally and theory development.
- Considerable concern that “Business Model” forms of leadership just won’t work for team science – as goals, tasks (i.e., scientific process), and processes are different
- Latest review of leader effectiveness research (across contexts) indicates the importance of:
- collaborative team processes
- bottom-up participation
- followership and team member leadership
- The recently released National Research Council's report (Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science) from the Committee on the Science of Team Science (Cooke & Hilton, 2015) concluded that over fifty years of leadership research involving organizational leadership provides team science a tremendous “foundation of evidence” to develop leaders to guide team science. They state:
- The Institute for Translational Science at UTMB has become a leader in team science nationally, and has developed the first contextualized model of leadership for team scientists.
“Leadership researchers, universities, and leaders of team science projects should partner to translate and extend the leadership literature to create and evaluate science leadership development opportunities for team science leaders and funding agency officers.”
Goals for the Program
- To provide participants the opportunity to diagnose their own leadership strengths and weaknesses through use of a formal 360° feedback process
- To develop an understanding of transformative and shared leadership through mastery of concepts from “The Leadership Challenge” model
- To conceptualize and build a set of practices applicable to translational team leadership based on “The Leadership Challenge” model
- To apply and test leadership concepts and practices that relate to translational team leadership, and reflect upon further refinement and application
- To provide participants the opportunity to develop and implement a leadership “Individual Development Plan and Application Planner” with mentoring and coaching from their Team Leaders and designated mentors