Professional Development Seminar Series - CLRE-258
There are currently two different seminars. Both are required for MAS-CLRE students. The series of seminars on professional development will focus on skills and knowledge to enhance your ability as a clinical researcher to be successful.
- Professional Development Seminar: Project Management and Research Budgeting Student will learn basic project management skills for medical research projects. Research Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to execute research projects effectively and efficiently. It’s a strategic competency for organizations, enabling them to tie project results to research and development goals — and thus, better compete in their markets or increase their ability to get and maintain research funding. Topics include Good Clinical Practice, planning and managing resources, monitoring progress, managing risk, engaging stakeholders, tools for project management, setting and meeting goals, quality monitoring, multisite studies, and maximizing the chances of successfully carrying out clinical and health research studies. In the Research Budgeting portion of the class, scholars will gain a solid understanding of Study Set Up and Management, Effective Study Budget Preparation and Negotiation, Billing and Financial Management, Auditing, Research Compliance and Ethical Considerations.
- Professional Development Seminar: Communication and Professional Skills The clinical research scientist’s professional skills impact his or her ability to communicate, lead, influence, make decisions, collaborate, provide feedback, and manage conflict. The objective is to strengthen one’s workplace ‘soft skills’ through self-awareness, new knowledge, and skill practice. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator will serve as a baseline for understanding communication styles and what may limit our effectiveness. Each session builds in complexity and requires professional goal setting.