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

Diversity: What Is It and How Do We Get More of It?
August 5 | 2:00 pm ET

Diversity is an essential consideration in creating an inclusive, vibrant, innovative environment for teams and organizations. Today, more than ever, team members and leaders are exploring team composition and alignment with current and future strategic goals with an emphasis on fostering diversity in all of its many forms. This Coffee Talk will explore diversity, work towards a common definition and our role as Research Administration professionals in creating a diverse environment and discuss opportunities for growing and enhancing the diversity of our teams, organizations, and larger community.

Content Level: All Levels

Discussion Leaders:

Robert McTear

Grants Manager
New York University School of Medicine

Karen D. Mitchell, MBA
Assistant Vice President
Research Administration
Temple University

Beverly Morehouse
Sponsored Projects Specialist
Stephen F. Austin State 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. 

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Submit questions for the Discussion Leaders in advance to Debbie Appler at

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!"