2011 Summer Leadership Institute

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2011 Summer Leadership Institute
The SACNAS Summer Leadership Institute offers unparalleled training for underrepresented minority (URM) scientists interested in advancing their leadership skills.
When: July 25-29, 2011
Where: AAAS National Office, Washington D.C.
Who: 30 participants selected via application
Application Closed
Application Deadline March 24, 2011
Applicants must provide general contact information, answers to five supplemental questions and your most current curriculum vitae (CV).  Participant selection is a competitive process and attendance is capped at 30 individuals.  All interested postdocs and faculty/professionals are encouraged to apply.
  • Must be a SACNAS member by the time of the institute
  • Doctorate degree required
  • STEM field preferred
  • Postdocs and professionals in academia, corporate, government, and non-profits are invited to apply
  • Must be in the United States at the time of the Institute
Acceptance: Applicants accepted for participation in the Summer Leadreship Institute will receive full funding for institute registration, travel, lodging, meals, and per diem expenses.

Course Facilitators

Institute Director: Dr. Joseph Garcia, Bowman Distinguished Professor of Leadership Studies & Director of the Karen W. Morse Institute for Leadership, Western Washington, Western Washington University
Facilitator: Dr. Donna Maria Blancero, Associate Professor of Management, Bentley University; and, Founding Editor of The Business Journal of Hispanic Research
Facilitator: Mr. Ric Weibl, Director, Center for Careers in Science and Technology at the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Program Overview: Developed in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the institute is an intensive five-day course featuring small group exercises, keynote speakers, focused mentor interactions, networking opportunities, extensive community-building, the development of a leadership development plan (LDP), along with both prepatory and postinstitute assessments and assignments.
The Summer Leadership Institute may be attended as a stand-alone training or, for more in-depth engagement in professional leadership development, participants may also take part in SACNAS National Conference leadership workshops over one or more years.

Participants engage in a comprehensive leadership curriculum. Sample sessions include:

  • Setting Expectations: Building a SACNAS Community of Aspiring Leaders
  • Self Discovery – Understanding and Assessing Leadership Styles and Skills
  • Professional Development: The 360 Leadership Model
  • Listening for Understanding
  • The Role of Mentors, Mentoring, and Career Coaches
  • Building and Maintaining High Performance Teams
  • Challenges for People of Color in Leadership Roles
  • Decision-Making and Delegation Skills
  • Personal Development: Creating a Leadership Development Plan (LDP)
  • Conflict, Conflict Management, and Conflict Resolution

For additional Information: [email protected]