Leadership Programs

Capacity leads to change

SACNAS invests in the next generation of diverse STEM leaders. We are dedicated to building the capacity of our scientists with the necessary leadership skills to advance their careers and lead change at the highest levels.

From Labs to Leadership

SACNAS leadership alums work to create better, stronger, and more inclusive STEM organizations.

Chapter Leadership InstituteLinton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership InstituteAdvanced Leadership Institute

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The SACNAS Chapter Leadership Institute (CLI) is a pilot program funded by the Genentech Foundation to ensure leadership development training for motivated underrepresented minority (URM) chapter students from the San Francisco Bay Area. The CLI is two full days of small group exercises, keynote speakers, leadership development workshops, networking opportunities, and extensive community building among selected participants from the Northern California region.
Program Goals

• Provide cutting-edge leadership skills and training

• Establish a rich network of URM peers and mentors in STEM by connecting students to Bay Area Leaders and SACNAS Professionals (including LPSLI alumni)

• Showcase best practices for chapter success and recruitment

• Equip students with critical take-away-tools including individual leadership plans, mentor-mentee relationships, and a comprehensive chapter manual that can be used to position their chapter for maximum success

 Eligibility

• Must be a SACNAS member at the time of application submission

• Must be a member of a SACNAS Student Chapter that is located in the Northern California region (both officers & general members are encouraged to apply)

• Must be able to provide their own transportation to the CLI location

 Invited Applicants Receive

• Hotel for two nights (two participants to a room)

• Meals

• Assignment to an LPSLI alumni for mentoring

QUESTIONS? Contact [email protected].

APPLICATION PERIOD NOW CLOSED
The Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (LPSLI) provides premier training for motivated underrepresented minority (URM) scientists, laying the foundation for them to lead institutional transformation. In collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the LPSLI is an intensive five-day course featuring small group exercises, keynote speakers, leadership development planning, networking opportunities, and extensive community building among selected participants.
Program Goals

• Offer an unparalleled curriculum that focuses on issues specific to the needs of underrepresented minority (URM) science leadership.

• Establish and support a rich network of leadership-minded URM scientists.

• Provide participants with take-away tools and individual planning to leverage leadership advancement at their home institutions.

Eligibility

• Must be a SACNAS member at the time of application submission

• Doctorate degree required

• STEM field preferred

• Postdocs, early career, and mid-career professionals in academia, industry, government, and non-profits are invited to apply



Honoring our Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (LPSLI) Founders

Back in 2009 SACNAS founding members Dr. Clifton Poodry (Seneca) and Dr. Marigold Linton (Cahuilla-Cupeño) saw a need: there was no program dedicated to training the next generation of STEM leaders of color. As our mentors and leaders retire, who will be ready to lead our nationwide mission to diversify STEM?

Both distinguished leaders at SACNAS, Poodry and Linton led the founding of the SACNAS Summer Leadership Institute, developed in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The institute trains and equips 30 PhD-level scientists each year, cultivating the largest cohort of diverse STEM leaders in the country.

Today the institute bears the name of its founders: the Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (LPSLI).

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Questions? Email [email protected].

APPLICATION PERIOD NOW CLOSED
Developed in partnership with HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute), the Advanced Leadership Institute builds on the curriculum of the Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (LPSLI) preparing LPSLI alumni for expanded leadership roles by diving into the core leadership competencies needed to become leaders in their organization.
Program Goals

• Provide the next generation of top-level leaders among URM STEM professionals the skills they need for advanced leadership.

• Equip LPSLI alumni with tools based on current business approach to increase LPSLI alum presence in government, higher education, and industry.

• Train LPSLI alumni to leverage networks to enhance their spheres of influence.

• Prepare LPSLI alumni for future executive team leadership at an institutional level.

 Eligibility

• LPSLI Alumni

• Must be a SACNAS member at the time of application submission

• Open to mid-career professionals with at least six years of professional experience (including postdoc fellowship)



Questions? Email [email protected].