Research Leadership Intensive (January 16 - February 29, 2024)

Program Description 

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.

Participants will critically examine their own skill level and performance, while exploring expectations for appropriate and responsible leadership and the potential consequences for a failure of meeting standards in these areas. As we develop effective practices, strategies, and tools to bring back to our respective institutions, participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and experiences.

Course Details

Online Classroom:
  • Intensive sessions will be held via Zoom.
  • You will receive login details and instructions on accessing the online classroom environment upon enrollment.
Connect Pages:
  • Access to Connect Pages will be provided upon enrollment in the course.
  • Connect Pages serve as the central hub for meeting recordings and communication.
CEU Credits:
  • This course is eligible for 12 Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits.
  • Participants who successfully complete the course and meet the evaluation criteria will receive a certificate of completion along with documentation of the earned CEU credits.
  • Participants will have access to 5 additional hours of Webinars related to the intensive training.

Learning Objectives

  • To incorporate leadership theory, skill-building, strategy, and proven practices into a research management frame
  • To assess our development as leaders in the research management marketplace

Topics Include:

  • Leadership Theories, Styles, and Qualities
  • Effective Communication and Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership Strategies for Reducing Conflict
  • Leading a Research Office – Communication / Culture / Cooperation
  • Team Building and Leadership
  • Effective Delegation
  • Reflections on Leading a Remote Workforce
  • Decision Making/Managing Up/Using Influence
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Implementing Research Strategy and Data Driven Research Performance
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Succession Planning

Intended Audience 

Research management professionals with some degree of supervisory oversight for people and/or programs (e.g., Managers, Directors, VPs)  in any aspect of research administration: Pre-award, Post-award, Compliance, Conflict of Interest, Technology Transfer, Human Research Protections, Animal Welfare, Research Misconduct, Internal Audit, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), etc.

Program Instructors

Mark Hochman
Mark Hochman, PhD
Director, Research Management Resources Pty Ltd.
Debra Schaller-Demers, MSOM
Senior Director, Research Integrity and Compliance
New York University