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.

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 - 9:00 AM
Self-Awareness: The Key to Success in Life 
9:00 - 10:00 AM  Communications: Selling Yourself and Your Science
10:00 - 10:20 AM  Networking Break
10:20 - 11:20 AM        Difficult Conversations: Navigating Conflict to Resolution 
11:20 AM - 12:30 PM      Individual Career Development Plans: A Strategy for Success 
12:30 - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 - 2:45 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
2:45 - 3:30 PM

Breakout Sessions
(Choose One)   
Demystifying the Job Search and Negotiations
Starting up as a New PI: Lab Management and Team Building
3:30 - 3:45 PM  Networking Break
3:45 - 4:30 PM  Time Management and Maintaining Balance
4:30 - 5:30 PM Diversity in Science: Improving Equity, Conquering Bias

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 - 2:30 PM Small Break Out Groups: Specific Aims Review 
2:30 - 3:15 PM Building Collaborations: Team Building Group Activities 
3:15 - 4:30 PM  Mentorship: When, Where, and What’s Next 
4:30 PM  Staying Connected, Wrap Up, and Evaluation 
 
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