Coffee Talks

Coffee Talks

Join us on your afternoon break for a casual conversation with peers to discuss and explore different topics from research administration. Coffee Talks are free for SRAI Full Members.  

  • Coffee Talks are a series of a one-hour virtual discussions.
  • Participants can earn a CEU (1 contact hour of education).
  • Subjects can range from hot topics in research administration to soft skills for the workplace.
SRAI's membership has a diverse roster of folks with many interesting perspectives and backgrounds. 

Let's get together and chat!

For questions, contact Debbie Appler.



Upcoming Coffee Talks

Inclusion: SRAI, We Put the "I" in DEI!
December 9 | 2:00 pm ET

SRAI membership actively volunteers in programming, governance, and training. This makes SRAI a premier organization for individuals to teach, learn, and grow. It appears that we embrace our diversity, but how can we ensure we continue to push inclusiveness in these volunteer opportunities? Can SRAI continue to meet the needs of all members? Does it now? Join us for a discussion on this topic!

Discussion Leaders:


Marcos A. Garza

Director of Medical Finance (Research)
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


Robert McTear

Director of Research Administration - Radiation Oncology
New York University School of Medicine


Karen Mitchell, MBA
Assistant Vice President
Research Administration
Temple University


 

Moderator: Evan Roberts
, Executive Director, SRA International

Please register here

Registration is free for SRAI Full Members. You need to register to receive the login information. 

Not an SRAI Member? Review benefits and become a member


Submit questions for the Discussion Leaders in advance to Debbie Appler at srawebinars@srainternational.org.

Navigating Change: Whether Imposed or Your Own Idea
February 3 | 2:00 pm ET

Whether you’re change-averse or change-excited, change happens. Sometimes it comes about because of ideas generated by the unit that will undergo the change and sometimes it comes about due to the decisions of others, be they federal or state regulatory agencies or other offices within your organization. Change can have a variety of impacts; it can be a procedural change that impacts a small group of users and can be easily adapted or it can be a mandated requirement such as vaccination requirements that require significant considerations to impacted parties and establishing new procedures. Discussion Leaders from different organizations will discuss how their offices have managed such changes including but not limited to: generating change, stakeholder engagement, inclusion, communication and buy-in and on-boarding, implementation and post implementation adoption challenges.

Content Level: All Levels

Discussion Leaders:


Beth Cammarn
, CRA
Research Operations Manager, School of Health Professions
Administrator, Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition
University of Texas Medical Branch


Nicole Jenkins
Assistant Director, Communications & Training
Office of Contracts & Grants
University of Colorado Boulder


Vani Nilakantan, PhD
System Vice President Research
Common Spirit Health Research Institute


 

Moderator:
TBD!

Please register here

Registration is free for SRAI Full Members. You need to register to receive the login information. 

Not an SRAI Member? Review benefits and become a member


Submit questions for the Discussion Leaders in advance to Debbie Appler at srawebinars@srainternational.org.
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See what others are saying about Coffee Talks!


"Keep up the great work! Loved the interactive questions. Panelists were very adept at keeping the discussion on track and answering questions succinctly."
"I really enjoyed the format of this, and it was more interactive than I expected, which was nice. Great job!"
"I came away with several ideas that will help our office staff. I was happy I took the time to attend. An hour is manageable right now."
"The moderator of the session was exceptional. Exceptional!"