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South Florida Academic Leadership Symposium

South Florida Training Consortium

Friday, March 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM - Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 4:30 PM (EDT)

Jupiter, FL

South Florida Academic Leadership Symposium

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Graduate Student Ended $25.00 $0.00
Postdoc Ended $50.00 $0.00
Staff Scientists; Junior Faculty Ended $75.00 $0.00

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March 15-16, 2013
8:30am - 4:30pm
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience


The two-day course is based on the acclaimed Burroughs Wellcome Fund/Howard Hughes Medical Institute course in scientific management and similar intensive programs developed across the country. The course is designed to equip postdocs and junior faculty in the biomedical, physical, and life sciences from the South Florida institutes with the professional competencies to lead innovative and productive research programs.

The 2013 South Florida Academic Leadership Symposium will mark the first time the program is offered. We are pleased to report that the previous courses held in San Diego (with Scripps, Salk, UCSD, and Sanford-Burnham) were met with enthusiasm and near universal praise from the participants.


Note: Session times are subject to change.

Friday, March 15, 2013
8:30-9:00am Check in and Continental Breafast  
9:00-9:15am Welcome and Opening Remarks Michael Matrone (TSRI)
9:15-10:15am Keynote Address L. Michelle Bennett (NIH)
10:15am-12:15pm Session 1: Developing Your Leadership Style

Jill Hacket (VGTI)

12:15-1:15pm Lunch  
1:15-2:45pm Session 2: Building & Sustaining an Effective Team

Patrick Griffin (TSRI)
Paul Kenny (TSRI) 

2:45-3:00pm Break  
3:00-4:30pm Session 3: Managing Communication & Conflict L. Michelle Bennett (NIH)
Saturday, March 16, 2013
8:30-9:00am Continental Breakfast  
9:00-10:30am Session 4:  Marketing Your Science

Libby Handel (TPIMS)
Catherine Vorwald (VGTI) 

10:30-10:45am Break  
10:45-11:30am Session 5: Setting Up Your Lab, Part 1:
Negotiating Your Start-Up Package

Ken Dawson-Scully (FAU)

11:30am-12:15pm Session 5: Setting Up Your Lab, Part II:
Developing Grants, Contracts and Budget

Craig Hayworth (TSRI)
William Ja (TSRI)

12:15-1:15pm Lunch  
1:15-2:45pm Session 6: Navigating Tenure

William Roush (TSRI)

2:45-3:00pm Break  
3:00-4:30pm Session 7: Managing Your Time Matthew Disney (TSRI)



Registration is open to postdocs and junior faculty at all South Florida research institutions (TSRI, MPFI, VGTI, FAU, TPIMS, SBMRI, and the University of Miami).  Payment may be made via credit card. Fees cover lunch and materials.

The training material has been designed with postdocs and junior faculty in mind; however, graduate students and staff scientists may also find this training informative and may attend.



Refund of the registration cost (minus the processing fee) is permitted until close of business on March 8, 2013.  No refunds after that date.



Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
Wilma A. & George T. Elmore Auditorium
One Max Planck Way, Jupiter, FL 33458



Free parking is available in the adjacent Scripps Florida lot. Please follow special event signs to designated parking areas.



Continental breakfast, break refreshments and boxed lunch will be provided for both days. If you are a vegetarian, please indicate that choice when you register. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate any other dietary choices (vegan, gluten free, kosher, etc.).



If you require a lacation room, please contact the event organizer for arrangements.



In an attempt to be green, course materials will be distributed on flash drives at the symposium. Please feel free to bring your laptop.

Please remember to bring paper and a writing instrument as we will not be providing these at the event.


For questions, please contact Michael Matrone at or (858) 784-9391.

Have questions about South Florida Academic Leadership Symposium? Contact South Florida Training Consortium

When & Where

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
1 Max Planck Way
Jupiter, FL 33458

Friday, March 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM - Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 4:30 PM (EDT)

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South Florida Training Consortium

The South Florida Training Consortium is a cooperative among training offices at Scripps Florida, Max Planck Florida Institute, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, Florida Atlantic University, and University of Miami. We colloborate to provide professional development programming to student, postdoctoral, and faculty scientists in the South Florida region.

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