Research Leadership Intensive - Testimonials

"The Research Leadership Intensive workshop was impactful and helped me hone my leadership skills both at work and at home." Tim Linker, CRA, Director, Research Administration and Sponsored Programs, High Point University (Research Leadership Intensive in San Diego, CA, January 2017)

“The topics covered in the RLI conference is a game-changer for the culture (and performance) of a research administration office, and for the professional advancement of a research administrator.  The executive-level instructors are experienced, knowledgeable, relatable, and have an engaging instructional style.  The group/practicum activities helped to synthesize the theorems and paradigms.  I enjoyed that the topics/concepts were supported by research from the disciplines of organizational and cognitive psychology, business management, neuroleadership, etc. I will be sending my staff to your next west coast RLI conference!”  Laverne Estañol, M.S., CHRC, CIP, CCRP, Assistant Director, Human Research Protections, University of California, Irvine - Office of Research (Research Leadership Intensive in San Diego, CA, January 2017)

"I can't thank you enough for putting together such an exceptional workshop. I was very impressed with the depth and comprehensiveness of the materials, and how very relevant everything was to what we all deal with in our research offices. Your warm and engaging style also made it a pleasure to be there, and encouraged everyone to share openly. Most valuable of all, the material and environment was highly conducive to consideration and reflection on our individual situations, which was exactly why I attended." Jacob E. Levin, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor - Strategic Initiatives, University of California, Irvine (Research Leadership Intensive in Los Angeles, CA, December 2015)

“For me, the SRAI RLI was unique and invaluable because it was a leadership training within the context of research administration. Most of the research administration training available to me have had to do with the technical side of administering grants. This workshop was unique because it showed a path for developing the leadership skills which are crucial for extending one’s influence, personal and professional skills beyond technical issues. The mix of presentations and hands-on exercises made the sessions engaging. Since many of the participants came from similar backgrounds and shared their experiences, I found the learning exchange incredibly rich and useful. Walking out of the workshop, I felt inspired by my new colleagues and prepared with a new set of leadership tools to face the complex challenges of my field.” Jamie Schuler, MA, Grants Administrator and Deputy Administrative Director, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (Research Leadership Intensive in Los Angeles, CA, December 2015)

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