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During the months of September to June, the OPA conducts a variety of monthly career development activities such as virtual writing support groups, academic career panels, and professional skill-building workshops. Please bookmark this page and check it regularly to learn of our upcoming virtual events. If you haven’t already, subscribe to our listserv to receive regular updates.  

PREP Program

Effective People Management Skills: Virtual Q&A | February 24

Postdoctoral researchers serve as leaders and mentors in their labs and workspaces. An important aspect of leading a team successfully is developing the necessary skills and strategies to effectively manage and mentor the people on your team.

Come and join us for a casual conversation with Dr. Sangya Varma, Associate Research Professor, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Biofabrication Workforce Development. The goal of this Q&A session is to discuss best practices for being effective people managers, one of the many responsibilities that come with becoming a faculty.

Some key areas you would need to know as a new faculty, manager, and leader of your team, are:

  • Working with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Having difficult conversations in the workplace
  • Effectively leading your scientific team (e.g., meetings, set goals, expectations, and provide feedback)

When: Wednesday, February 24th, 3-4:30 pm

Where: Zoom; the link will be provided to participants two days prior to the event

Register and submit your questions for Dr. Sangya Varma here by February 17th, 2020.

PREP Program | Spring 2021

When: Three Weeks: Spring 2021 | 3-5:30 pm

Where: Zoom

Hosted by: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Stay tuned for more information.