Workshop Program

Specifically tailored to meet the unique challenges faced by senior graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and junior faculty of underrepresented communities in science, The FLARE Workshop teaches the “business of research” and the leadership skills needed to establish successful research careers.

All Session Times are Eastern Time. The schedule is subject to change.

TUESDAY, March 8, 2022

Online Sessions

Time

Online Session

12:30 - 2:00 PM                     

Welcome and FLARE Orientation                                                 


TUESDAY, March 15, 2022

Online Sessions

Time

Online Session

4:00 - 5:00 PM                                     

Diversity in Science: Improving Equity, Conquering Bias              


Day 1: THURSDAY, March 24, 2022
Welcome and Orientation to FLARE

Time

Workshop Session

5:00 - 6:00 PM               

Welcome and Dinner                                            

6:00 - 6:30 PM       

Finding Your Niche             

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Determining Where You Want to Go

7:30 - 8:30 PM 

Finding Your Match! (Networking with Peers and Faculty)         


Day 2: FRIDAY, March 25, 2022

Time

Session

8:00 - 10:00 AM

 Self-Awareness: The Key to Success in Life

10:00 - 10:20 AM 

Networking Break

10:20 - 11:20 AM 

Communications: Selling Yourself and Your Science 

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM       

Difficult Conversations: Navigating Conflict to Resolution 

12:00 AM - 1:00 PM     

Lunch

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Group Activity

1:30 - 2:30 PM 

Individual Career Development Plans: A Strategy for Success

2:30 - 3:15 PM
 
Breakout Sessions
(Choose One) 

Transitioning from PhD to Post-Doc
Optimizing the Transition from Fellowship to Your First Job: Secrets from the Other Side

3:15 - 4:00 PM

Breakout Sessions
(Choose One)   

Demystifying the Job Search and Negotiations
Starting up as a New PI: Lab Management and Team Building

4:00 - 4:15 PM 

Networking Break

4:15 - 5:00 PM 

Time Management and Maintaining Balance


Day 3: SATURDAY March 26, 2022

Time

Session

8:00 - 9:30 AM              

Individual Career Development Presentations, Part 1

9:30 - 11:00 AM 

Individual Career Development Presentations, Part 2

11:00 - 11:20 AM 

Networking Break

11:20 AM - 12:20 PM 

Grantsmanship Overview

12:20 - 1:20 PM 

Lunch

1:20 - 2:10 PM

Mock Study Section

2:10 - 3:00 PM

Building Collaborations: Team Building Group Activities 

3:00 - 3:30 PM 

Mentorship: When, Where, and What’s Next 

3:30 PM 

Staying Connected, Wrap Up, and Evaluation 

 
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