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What is SLAM?
Grad school is a great place to gain scientific expertise – but that’s hardly the only thing you’ll need in your future as a PhD. Are you ready to lead a group? Manage your coworkers? Mentor budding scientists? To address the many interpersonal issues that arise in a scientific workplace, grad students from Chemistry, Physics, and MCB founded SLAM: Science Leadership and Management.
This is a seminar series focused on understanding the many interpersonal interactions critical for success in a scientific lab, as well as some practical aspects of lab management. The target audience for this course is upper-level science graduate students with broad interests and backgrounds, and the skills discussed will be applicable to a variety of career paths. Postdocs are also welcome to attend.
SLAM is sponsored by QB3 and VSPA, with additional support from the Department of Chemistry and the LBNL Chemical Sciences Division.
For more information, please contact SLAM leadership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FALL 2017 SLAM SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Mondays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, 106 Stanley Hall
(Optional Q&A: 6:30 – 7:00 pm, 106 Stanley Hall)
September 11: Conversation with Dr. Michael Eisen: Bridging the Gap Between Primary Scientists and the Public
Professor Michael Eisen, UC Berkeley
September 18: “Publishing in Top Journals: Secrets of the Insiders”
Dr. Marcia McNutt, National Academy of Sciences
September 25: Starting a Career at a Top-Tier Institution
Prof. Michelle Chang (Chem), Prof. Reza Alam (Mech.E) and more!
October 2: Funding Your Research: From Startup to Independence
Professor Aaron Fields, UCSF
October 9: From the Farm, to the Pharm, to the Field
Professor Peggy Lemaux, UC Berkeley
October 16: Communicating Science to the General Public: Lessons from Known Universe and Particle Fever
Professor David Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University
October 23: Taking Charge of Your Career Development
Dr. Becky Ruck, Merck
Dr. Jane Wang, Verily
November 6: Mentoring and Working with Undergraduate Students
Professor Miriam Bowring, Reed College
November 13: Perspectives on Academia after Working in Industry
Professor Jennifer Schomaker, University of Wisconsin- Madison
November 27: Teaching and Researching at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions
Professor Grace Lin Stokes, Santa Clara University
December 4: Beyond the Carrot and the Stick: Mentorship in a Laboratory Setting
Professor Bob Bergman, UC Berkeley
Sloan, W. (2007) Feedback That Works: How to Build and Deliver Your Message. Center for Creative Leadership.
Kirkland, K. & Manoogian, S. (1998). Ongoing Feedback: How to Get It, How to Use It. Center for Creative Leadership.
Cognitive and Emotional Dynamics in Feedback
Cannon, M. & Witherspoon, R. (2005). Actionable feedback: Unlocking the power of learning and performance improvement. Academy of Management Executive, 19(2), 120-134.
Interpersonal Challenges and Difficult Conversations
Cartwright, T. (2003). Managing Conflict with Peers. Center for Creative Leadership.
Sharpe, D. & Johnson, E. (2007). Managing Conflict with Your Boss. Center for Creative Leadership.
Gallagher, R. (2009). How to tell anyone anything: Breakthrough techniques for handling difficult conversations at work. New York: AMACON.
Dealing with difficult people HBS Results-driven Manager Series
Cultural Norms and Work
Grove, C. & Hollowell, W. (2002). The seven balancing acts of professional behavior in the United States.
Conflict and Teams
Smith, D. (2008). Divide or conquer: How great teams turn conflict into strength. New York: Penguin Press.
Organizers (From Left to Right): Bob Bergman, Matt Kapelewski, Eva Nichols, Shion Lim, Sophie Arlow, Irene Cai, Rebecca Durr, Anna Harley-Trochimczyk