Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Education and Research Development Affairs
February 1-February 15, 2023

Ed O’Neil

O’Neil & Associates

Naledi Saul

Director, Office of Career and Professional Development, UC San Francisco

Are you looking for the skills you need to successfully lead a research group? The Scientific Leadership and Management Skills Course—designed for senior postdocs and junior investigators—is a 3-week course to help bolster your experience in leadership styles, people management, inclusive leadership, and conflict resolution.

This is the twelfth time this course has been offered by Gladstone, but the format and topics have been updated!

Course topics include:

  • Influencing Others: Motivating, Managing Conflict, "Leading Up"
  • Leadership Models and Tools: Creating an Inclusive Lab culture
  • Vision: Advancing Your Research Program
  • Staffing Your Research Group: Recruiting the Best
  • Influencing Others: Difficult Conversations and Negotiations
  • Goal Setting

The course takes place once a week for 3 weeks. Each session will include interactive discussions, case studies, and acting out real-world scenarios.


Day 1: February 1, 2023

9:00am Opening and Overview
9:15am Leadership Frameworks

Inclusive Mentoring/Management: Part 

10:45am Break
10:55am Self-Awareness and Leadership
12pm Lunch
12:30 Breakout Discussions
2pm End of Day 1

Day 2: February 8, 2023

9:00am Inclusive Mentoring/Management: Part 2
10:45am Break

Influence Down

12:30pm Lunch
1:00pm Breakout Discussions
2pm End of Day 2

Day 3: February 15, 2023

9:00am Lab Culture: Welcome Letter and Vision
10:45am Break

Engaging Others: Part 1

12:00pm Lunch
12:45pm Engaging Others: Part 2
2pm End of Day 3

Deadline to register is December 12, 2022. Registration opens on November 7, 2022.

Once you register, you’ll have to take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) in advance of the course.

Lunch will be provided.

About the Bay Area Postdoc Coalition

This program is being offered by the Bay Area Postdoc Coalition. The coalition consists of four institutions: Gladstone Institutes, UC San Francisco, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and UC Berkeley, with the shared goal of providing comprehensive training to postdocs and early career scientists.


February 1, 2023
February 8, 2023
February 15, 2023
Mahley Auditorium

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.