Take a Leading Role in Science

Do you know what other skills you need apart from bench skills to succeed in the microbial sciences? In this 3-part series workshop, we will cover essential skills focused on well-being, time management, science communication and leveraging your network to become a leader in the microbial sciences. Each 90-minute session will include pre-assignments, presentations with breakout sessions and group activities, and post-assignments.

Please note that by registering, attendees are required to actively participate in all three 90-minute sessions, including pre- and post-assignments. Your attendance to all 3 sessions will automatically enter you into a raffle to win a prize.

Tuesday, September 13, 2 - 3:30 p.m. ET | Well-Being and Leadership

For Your Good: Well-Being and Leadership

In this interactive session we will focus on exploring the connections between leadership and well-being, and providing leadership approaches that enhance an individual’s mindfulness, well-being and growth. We will cover how to allocate your time to reach career and personal satisfaction. 

Learning Goals:

After the presentation, participants should be able to:
  • Recognize the connection of well-being and mindfulness for leadership.
  • Explore leadership approaches to enhance an individual’s mindfulness, engagement and productivity.
  • Align their time with priorities for their career and personal life.

Speakers:

Aleksandra Sikora, Ph.D.

Aleksandra Sikora, Ph.D.

Oregon State University

Associate Professor

Kiley Simmons

Kiley Simmons

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Vice President of Global Commercial Marketing

Jessica Williams, Ph.D.

Jessica Williams, Ph.D.

Danaher

Director of Strategic Development

Tuesday, September 27, 2 - 3:30 p.m. ET | Scientific Engagement & Advocacy

For the Good of the Community: Scientific Engagement & Advocacy

In this session, you will hear stories from speakers about how they used elevator pitches to promote themselves. Then you will practice your elevator pitch in the context of science advocacy and engagement. Lastly, you will learn the basic tenets of active listening and consider some best practices to be inclusive in our scientific work and its impact.

Learning Goals:

After the presentation, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the environments of scientific engagement and advocacy with the use of elevator pitches.
  • Explain how connections and favoritism can unintentionally mean we leave others out.
  • List ways to purposefully address IDEAA principles.
Lucy Green, Ph.D.

Lucy Green, Ph.D.

University of Southampton

Associate Professor in Developmental Physiology, Faculty of Medicine Head of Engagement, & Head of Public Engagement for Faculty

Amy J. Reese, Ph.D.

Amy J. Reese, Ph.D.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Associate Professor of Microbiology

Lauren Gabel

Lauren Gabel

American Society for Microbiology

Senior Associate of Advocacy

Geoff Hunt, Ph.D.

Geoff Hunt, Ph.D.

American Society for Microbiology

Public Outreach Specialist

Tuesday, October 4, 2 - 3:30 p.m. ET | Feedback & Share Ideas with Fellow Participants

For the Good of Each Other: Network with Fellow Participants

In this session, you will get a chance to network with participants. First, you will share what techniques you’ve implemented on well-being and the impact it’s made or challenges you’ve encountered. Then, you will share your leadership plan with a small team and exchange ideas on who to give your elevator pitch to and who your advocates are.

Learning Goals:

After the presentation, participants should be able to:
  • Practices your skills of active listening.
  • Refine your leadership and well-being plan.
  • Network with other postdoctoral women.

Eligibility

This program is available to ASM postdoctoral members who identify as a woman.

At the beginning of all 3 sessions, participants will be required to sign-in with their full name to be eligible for entry into the raffle for a prize that will be determined later.  

Registration Details

You must be an ASM postdoctoral member who identifies as a woman to register for this program. Please note that by registering, attendees are required to actively participate in all three 90-minute sessions, including pre- and post-assignments.

Deadline to register is September 9, 2022

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Contact Information

Shilpa Gadwal, sgadwal@asmusa.org