Research Leadership Intensive

Research, technology and innovation are becoming ever more complex. Success requires vision and focused research management leadership. Strong managers bring order and consistency into complexity, but forging ahead in a competitive environment requires strong leaders who understand themselves, their teams and their environment. These leaders can enact and implement change. Strong and effective leaders are comfortable with complexity and ambiguity and have the right blend of being people focused and outcomes driven! This two-day Research Leadership Intensive will explore theory, skills, strategies and best practices for leading successfully in a research management environment.

Learning Objectives

  1. To understand and develop essential leadership skills to deal effectively with complexity and promote change in the working environment; and 
  2. To understand and develop these skills that enable leaders to build effective research management teams.

Intended audience

Mid-level and senior research administrators, Directors, Assistant/Associate Vice Presidents Research (Operations, Support, Sponsored Programs, Integrity/Compliance, etc.)


"I can't thank you enough for putting together such an exceptional workshop. I was very impressed with the depth and comprehensiveness of the materials, and how very relevant everything was to what we all deal with in our research offices. Your warm and engaging style also made it a pleasure to be there, and encouraged everyone to share openly. Most valuable of all, the material and environment was highly conducive to consideration and reflection on our individual situations, which was exactly why I attended." Jacob E. Levin, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor - Strategic Initiatives, University of California, Irvine (Research Leadership Intensive in Los Angeles, CA, December 2015)

“For me, the SRAI RLI was unique and invaluable because it was a leadership training within the context of research administration. Most of the research administration training available to me have had to do with the technical side of administering grants. This workshop was unique because it showed a path for developing the leadership skills which are crucial for extending one’s influence, personal and professional skills beyond technical issues. The mix of presentations and hands-on exercises made the sessions engaging. Since many of the participants came from similar backgrounds and shared their experiences, I found the learning exchange incredibly rich and useful. Walking out of the workshop, I felt inspired by my new colleagues and prepared with a new set of leadership tools to face the complex challenges of my field.” Jamie Schuler, MA, Grants Administrator and Deputy Administrative Director, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (Research Leadership Intensive in Los Angeles, CA, December 2015)