Workplace Navigation: Navigating a Lab or Research Group

Overview

Once you've integrated yourself into a research team (even if it is just you and your mentor), many interpersonal interactions deserve a close look. Here you can find strategies to manage lab politics, best practices for training new team members, support negotiating for what you need, and more.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Discuss how factors ranging from role conflict, training, work style preferences, power differentials and unconscious bias can affect every professional relationships
  2. Assess evidence-based criteria to assess the 'health' of your professional relationships
  3. Develop strategies to get things done in an intricate collaboration involving multiple PIs, multiple departments, and/or multiple institutes
  4. Describe what a professional brand is and why intentionally building a professional brand is important

Materials:

Managing Your Relationship with Your Research Mentor slides
Managing Your Relationship with Your Research Mentor Assessment Tool
Managing Research Collaborations slides (OCPD)
Recording of Dr. Duygu Tosun's seminar on Managing Research Collaborations
Slides from Dr. Duygu Tosun's seminar on Managing Research Collaborations
​Building Your Professional Brand slides

Events:

Upcoming Events

Thu
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How to inclusively hire: Which strategies will you use?

Date: May 30, 2024
Time: 12 - 2 p.m.
Thu
30

OCPD Office Hours (for Graduate Students and Postdocs)

Date: May 30, 2024
Time: 9 - 10 a.m.
Tue
04

OCPD Office Hours (for Graduate Students and Postdocs)

Date: June 4, 2024
Time: 12 -1 p.m.