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Dear research community,

We are pleased to announce that the Tufts Office of Technology Transfer and Industry Collaboration will be working with the Boston Biomedical Innovation Center to host a series of workshops this October at the Tufts Boston campus that will help post-doctoral scholars and late-stage graduate students build and improve their communication, leadership, and management skills. There will be a total of four workshops from October 9th to October 12th. Please see below for details and links to each event to register. Each workshop currently has 30 seats, so please register before September 15th.

Managing Yourself Before Managing Others
When: Tuesday, October 9th, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
In this 4-hour session, participants will begin with their improvement goal and employ the Immunity to Change (ITC) method to build an understanding of why the goal is difficult and build their own path toward improvement. ITC was created by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, and is grounded in more than 30 years of research on adult development. Dr. Cheryl Vaughan, the managing director of B-BIC Learning and Development Programs, will be instructing the workshop.
Link to registration and more information about the event

Project Management for Success in Scientific Research
When: Wednesday, October 10th, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
This project management workshop will build on our earlier offering: Principles of Project Management. We will explore concrete examples of how these principles can be applied to work in the laboratory. Researchers will have the opportunity to build a high-level project plan for their own projects as well as receive feedback on the plan from both expert instructors and scientific peers. Erin McKenna and Dr. Ron Blackman will be instructing the event.
Link to registration and more information about the event

A Pitch for Any Occasion
When: Thursday, October 11th, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
In this workshop, participants will collaborate in small groups to craft a 5-slide pitch deck with an audience and goal we provide. After applying the pitch design principles, participants will craft a pitch about their own work. Dr. Cheryl Vaughan, the managing director of B-BIC Learning and Development Programs, will be instructing the workshop.
Link to registration and more information about the event

Fast Pitch for Funding
When: Friday, October 12th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fast Pitch for Funding is an event that provides you the opportunity to pitch a team of experts on your research. You will receive immediate feedback with the opportunity to apply for the Boston Biomedical Innovation Center grant programs which can provide up to $350,000 per project, business coaching, and project management.
Link to registration and more information about the event

If you have any questions about the events, please contact Elizabeth Hale.

Best regards,

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research