Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Education and Research Development Affairs
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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.

Course topics include:

  • Leading in an inclusive lab environment
  • Leadership tools: leading down and motivating others
  • Creating lab culture
  • Difficult conversations, negotiation, and managing conflict

Deadline to register is February 21, 2024. Registration opens on January 17, 2024.

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

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


  • April 10, 2024, 9am-3pm
  • April 17, 2024, 9am-3pm
  • April 24, 2024, 9am-3pm

Lunch will be provided.

Visit the course website. 

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 Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and UC Davis, with the shared goal of providing comprehensive training to postdocs and early career scientists.


April 10, 2024
April 17, 2024
April 24, 2024
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.