You3 – A Leadership and Management Program for Postdocs is a structured program aimed at filling a critical need in postdoc professional development for current training and future career success. This program is designed by postdocs for postdocs under the guidance of OGPS’ Director of Curriculum and Educational Initiatives. Using statistical tools to analyze survey data and aligning them with pedagogical best practices, this program is structured as eight 1.5-hour weekly modules to develop mastery in three aspects of management and leadership. These modules, organized below, will be facilitated by topic experts. The program will be enriched with effective tools and case-studies to provide learning opportunities for participants.

Managing yourself

  • Self-awareness and accountability: identifying your strengths and weaknesses while leveraging constructive feedback to gain realistic self-knowledge
  • Implicit bias in team building and growth: being aware of blind spots and working toward an inclusive environment
  • Time management: identifying tasks that contribute to your professional growth, prioritizing them, and setting a reasonable timeline for your expectations

Managing your project

  • Resource management: developing a budget and managing funds
  • Starting your team: hiring and developing talent

Managing your team

  • Building your team: assigning the right projects to the right people; communicating expectations, building trust
  • Conflict resolution: resolving conflicts between you and team members and within the team
  • Leadership: core skills to develop as a leader and seek out opportunities for growing into lead roles


2:30 – 4:00 pm Wednesdays, November 10th – February 2nd

(with a break for holidays)

Held Virtually on Zoom

  • November 10th
Managing Yourself
  • November 17th: Self-awareness and accountability
  • December 1st: Implicit bias in team building and growth
  • December 8th: Time management
Managing Your Project
  • December 15th: Research management and budgeting
  • January 12th: Starting a team
Managing Your Team
  • January 19th: Building your team
  • January  26th: Conflict resolution
  • February 2nd: Leadership

February 9th: Celebration and Certification Session



Planning Committee

Shoba Subramanian, PhD – Director of Curriculum and Educational Initiatives
Maggie Gardner, PhD – Career and Professional Development Coordinator
Kaylee Steen, PhD – BioInnovations in Brain Cancer Program Manager
Beth Bodiya, MS – Postdoc Coordinator