Senior Executive Institute

November 17 - 19, 2020

The 2020 Senior Research Executive Institute (SEI) will be a three-day online event hosted in Zoom Meetings, November 17, 18 and 19. The program will be a combination of lecture and interactive discussion.

The SEI is co-Chaired by Dr. Ian M. Carter, Director, Carter Research Navigation Ltd and Amy Sikalis, MPA, Director Research and Science, Radiology and Imaging Sciences, University of Utah. The SEI workshop is intended for individuals and teams who have research leadership and management responsibilities for their institutions (Vice Presidents, Assistant Vice Presidents, and Directors).

This year’s program will professionally enhance one’s leadership of teams and deliver innovative ideas and techniques for leadership and management in the research enterprise. Space is limited.


Program Overview

Day 1 & 2, November 17 & 18 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Effective Team Leadership
Mary Shapiro, Professor of Practice, School of Business, Simmons University, Boston and Harvard Extension School

High-performing teams are energizing and productive, but they only happen as a result of intentional, strategic work on your part, the team leader. These team sessions will first enable you to analyze and understand how your leadership style impacts the team: who you bring onto the team, how your behavior implicitly sets up how the team works together, and what gets rewarded. 

Secondly, we’ll identify the critical conversations necessary to build your team’s infrastructure so that all members can fully contribute. You will also learn to hold individuals accountable for both task performance and building productive relationships; and how to refine processes throughout the project timeline so that team members can adjust behaviors and task activities in real time.

As a result of these sessions, you will:

  • Understand your own leadership style with the goal of more effectively leading each member of your team.
  • Assemble diverse teams, or use the diversity of your existing team, to optimize innovative and high-quality outcomes.
  • Map out the specific conversations and strategies you will employ to address areas you’ve identified for improvement in making your team ever more effective.
  • Consider what adjustments made while working remotely might be useful to continue going forward.

Day 3, November 19 from 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM EST

Keynote by Dr. Caroline Genco, Vice Provost of Research, Tufts University

Panel of Experts “Recovery, Discovery, Resiliency” facilitated by Dr. Ian Carter