Leading and Growing Interdisciplinary Research

Leading and Growing Interdisciplinary Research

June 9 – 11, 2020 | Eastern Time

Interdisciplinary research yields more significant results. Do you have the essential skills to effectively lead these projects on your campus?

Overview

COVID-19 has already changed the way interdisciplinary research operates in its methods, funding, and communication, but it will continue to impact the future of research, and it will likely provide the solutions we need in the months ahead.

As a research developer, you are a leader and a coach for interdisciplinary teams; you need extensive communication, leadership, and teamwork skills to work across disciplines and achieve mutually agreeable outcomes.

Join us for this unique learning experience to expand your leadership skill set and learn how to build, facilitate, and fund interdisciplinary research at your institution. Through a series of practical and interactive sessions you’ll dive deep into how to:

  • Adopt effective communication strategies to break down silos
  • Use seed funding to propel IDR
  • Sustain and evaluate IDR research
  • Gather metrics, evaluate projects, and celebrate successes

This workshop will provide ample time to network with your peers from across the country who are engaged in the same work. You will leave the program with increased confidence to facilitate successful interdisciplinary research teams at your institution.

 

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for those who currently, or would like to, lead or facilitate interdisciplinary research teams and others interested in starting interdisciplinary research programming at their institutions.

 

Limited Attendance

In order to ensure a high-quality learning experience, we have intentionally designed this Virtual Conference to have a limited number of total attendees. To ensure access from both paying participants and also from those who have an All-Inclusive membership, when the membership cap is reached, only paying participants can register after that point (while spaces are still available). If you have questions about whether this program is right for you, please contact us.

 

Follow Through With Success Coaching

Have you ever gone to a training only to find that you came back with great ideas but don’t have the time, support, or skills needed to make the changes?

Academic Impressions has produced thousands of trainings and we have learned that utilizing a coach after attending a conference helps provide accountability and bridges the training with the on-the-ground work of getting the job done.

As a result, we are now offering success coaching on select conferences.

  • Purchase this training + 3 one hour follow up success coaching calls
  • Work with an assigned coach who has extensive experience in higher ed.
  • Get individualized support to help you follow through on what you’ve learned.
  • Workshop your plans, run your ideas by someone and get additional help/practice.

To learn more, contact Elizabeth Ross Hubbell at elizabeth@academicimpressions.com or purchase the Premium Pass with success coaching below.

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds nationally, it is so important to keep connecting and networking with your peers - at a “social distance” - and to keep learning and developing as higher-ed leaders and professionals. Don’t let social distancing and quarantines prevent you from setting aside time for professional development. Everything is changing so fast; more than ever, we need to be pooling our resources and knowledge and finding the best ways to develop our capacity, connect and share with each other, and move forward during a challenging time.

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The Academic Impressions Virtual Conference Experience

Our virtual conferences go far beyond just replicating PowerPoint presentations online: these new programs are intentionally designed to give you the kind of robust and dynamic learning experience you’ve come to expect from Academic Impressions. As higher education strives to adapt rapidly to the shifting crisis, connecting with your peers who are experiencing similar challenges can be the best use of your professional development time.

What you will get:

  • A dynamic, interactive, and high-touch virtual learning experience designed to engage and set you up for growth
  • Seamless online face-time, networking, group work, and Q&A opportunities from the comfort of your own workspace
  • Practical takeaways and hands-on knowledge
  • Unlimited access to all recorded online sessions
  • Access to an online conference hub — one-stop shop for presentation materials, attendee introductions, worksheets, supplemental reading, videos, and other resources

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"At first, I was skeptical that a virtual conference was capable of being both engaging and informational - but Academic Impressions has mastered it! The 3-day online event was structured in a creative way that all participants had multiple opportunities to interact with each other and the presenters. No one's questions went unheard or unanswered. Thank you for this great experience, it has changed my view of virtual conferences and I look forward to attending more in the future."

- Desiree Ford, Digital Communications Manager, Binghamton University

“The virtual conference has been amazing. The presenters have all been great and the information they’ve provided is going to help us better use our social media. Even though this conference had to be virtualized due to COVID-19, the online format has been set up in a way that we can all collaborate and share ideas. I’m very eager to take what I’ve learned back to campus and start implementing new ideas.”

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AGENDA

Day One | June 9, 2020

12:30 - 5:30 p.m. EST

 

Tech Check and Meet and Greet

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

 


 

Conference Welcome and Introductory Remarks

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

 


 

The Landscape of Interdisciplinary Research: Challenges, Benefits, and Considerations

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
What is the current state of interdisciplinary research (IDR) in higher education? What challenges and benefits accompany interdisciplinary research? Where does it have the most potential? This session will help ground us in the current state of IDR in higher education and explore examples of IDR research projects that have had far reaching success.

Discussion: During the global pandemic, what types of research questions are you fielding, and are they interdisciplinary in nature?

 


 

Break

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

 


 

Building Interdisciplinary Communications Across Your Institution

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Developing a good communications program is about engaging your audiences. During this session, we will think beyond communications as a tool and look at various strategies to get your faculty interested in your IDR programs. This session will help you create your own organizing document and roadmap to start building and scaling a communications program that works.

Reflection Activity with Speaker: Does your institution have a strong internal communications program? If so, why do you perceive it to be strong?

 


 

Wrap-Up Day One

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

 


 

Virtual Reception: Networking and Q&A

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Grab your favorite beverage, if desired, and use this hour to network with your peers and enjoy some one-on-one time with the speakers. Don’t be surprised if your furry friends are asked to make an appearance!

 


Day Two | June 10, 2020

10:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. EST

 

Tech Check and Meet and Greet

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

 


 

Day Two Opening Activity

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

 


 

Using Different Levels of Seed Funding to Accelerate Interdisciplinary Research

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
One way to advance interdisciplinary research is to use seed funding mechanisms. We will discuss a variety of ways you can use any budget to foster interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty. We will also cover strategies for sustaining teams once they have secured seed funding.

INTERACTIVE POLL AND DISCUSSION: What is the current level of funding support for interdisciplinary research on your campus?

 


 

Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 


 

Navigating Interdisciplinary Teams

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Before starting an interdisciplinary project, it’s important to understand how an interdisciplinary team operates and the skills required to actively foster exchange and promote a productive collaboration. We’ll explore key concepts on developing the right team, utilizing a shared language across disciplines, and how to keep your team engaged and navigating obstacles, while promoting disagreement.

CHATROOM DISCUSSION: We’ve all worked on teams. How do you know when things aren’t going well?

 


 

Break

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

 


 

A Systems Approach to IDR: Create a Collaborative Culture Through Engagement Programs

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Shifting your institution to an IDR campus culture is challenging. In this session, we will discuss the importance of establishing a shared vision for IDR at your campus, how to engage your faculty in the development and implementation of that vision, and how to begin developing engagement programs that have added value.

REFLECTION WITH SPEAKER AND WEBCAM CHAT: Think about your campus and mark the level of collaboration you experience on your campus or team

 


 

Break

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

 


 

Leadership Principles for Cultivating Interdisciplinary Research: Collaborative Leadership

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
This second interactive session will explore more specific components of coaching and leadership. This includes project management, conflict management, change management, and coaching faculty to be principal investigators.

INTERACTIVE POLL AND DISCUSSION: Think about someone you enjoy with in a leadership position. What made working with them easy?

 


 

Day Two Wrap-Up

4:30 - 4:45 p.m.

 


Day Three | June 11, 2020

10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

 

Tech Prep, Warmup

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

 


 

Day Three Opening Activity

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

 


 

Panel Presentation and Breakout Room Discussion: Sustaining and Evaluating IDR Research Panel

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
You’ve taken the first steps with your interdisciplinary research enterprise, and now you must keep it running. How do you sustain your program’s funding and operations? How do you evaluate its key components? This session will begin with opening remarks from each of our panelists and then allow you to share questions and ideas with your colleagues and our speakers.

BREAKOUT ROOM DISCUSSION: What challenges are you currently facing with your interdisciplinary research enterprise?

 


 

Break

12:30 - 12:45 p.m.

 


 

Evaluating Research Outcomes and Celebrating Successes

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Many times, evaluation and celebration is a forgotten stage of any major project. Closing the loop is another leadership skill that is easily forgotten. After this closing session, you’ll better understand how to gather metrics, evaluate the project, and celebrate successes, further bolstering interdisciplinary research interest at your institution.

WEBCAM DISCUSSION: What kinds of organizing are you doing to promote a culture of IDR?

 


 

Wrap-Up Conference and Q&A

1:45 - 2:00 p.m.

SPEAKERS

Blouin Nathan

Nathan Blouin

Director, Office of Research Development, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Nathan has over 10 years of experience in Research Development and pre-award Sponsored Research Administration. In his current role, he constantly looks for new ways to support the research mission of the university. Nathan has also supported dozens of successful large scale proposal efforts, across a number of federal, state, and private grant-making agencies.

Read Nathan's Full Bio.

Sabine K. Dhir

Sabine K. Dhir

Manager of the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program, The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

The BRaIN Program is composed of over 120 scientists and 350 graduate students and postdocs across six research sites. In her role, Sabine coordinates multiple neuroscience initiatives and facilitates all aspects of the program including financial, scientific, training, and administrative.

Read Sabine's Full Bio.

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Lindsay Lewis

Executive Director of Strategic Research Communications, University of Houston Division of Research

Lindsay is the Executive Director of Strategic Research Communications for the University of Houston Division of Research. She is responsible for increasing the external visibility of the university’s research and innovation enterprise and engaging the UH research community.

Read Lindsay's Full Bio.

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