The Office of Fellowship offers the following opportunities for leadership training:
Five-Part Leadership Training
The goal of the Five-Part Leadership Training Program is to provide postdoctoral research fellows and clinical fellows skills to excel in leadership positions in academia or industry. The objectives of the series are to advance leadership skills, develop people skills, improve communication skills, and uncover coaching skills, for fellows who plan to start up a lab or work in a clinic. Alan Paret, MBA, Senior Leadership Development Specialist, Learning and Development, Boston Children's Hospital, has designed a leadership series which incorporates instructors from various leadership perspectives, for a maximum of 16 fellows who can make a commitment to all five sessions.
Front row, L-R: Instructors and organizers, Alan Paret, Gordon Massey, Mike Rogers, Helen Lyon, and Fern Remedi-Brown.
Second row, L-R: Participants Katja Weinacht, Roi Gazit, Anu Balasubramanian, Adele Hill, Carla Haslauer, Ellen van Rooijen, Brian Wilson, and Chaoshe Guo
Third row, L-R: Participants Matthias Wolf, Sladjana Prisic, Peter Chen, Barbara Platzer, Neil Surana, Valentyn Oksenych, Camilla Richmond, and Chris Benjamin
Public Speaking Class
Alan Paret, Senior Leadership Development Specialist, Learning and Development, Boston Children's Hospital, teaches a 3-hour one-time public speaking (hands-on, participatory) class. The class gives tips and also gives participants a chance to practice speaking via a series of exercises. This is optimal for someone who has an upcoming presentation that they wish to polish. There are only 10 slots available and the Office of Fellowship Training (OFT) suggests that managers (Department Chairs/Division Chiefs/PI's) nominate participants.