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


3:00 – 4:30 pm Wednesdays, November 18th – February 10th

Held Virtually on Zoom


Thursday, November 12th, 3-4:30 pm: Kickoff & Welcome
(All other sessions are held on Wednesdays)

Managing Yourself
  • November 18th: Self-awareness and accountability
  • December 2nd: Implicit bias in team building and growth
  • December 9th: Time management
Managing Your Project
  • December 16th: Research management and budgeting
  • January 13th: Starting a team
Managing Your Team
  • January 20th: Building your team
  • January  27th: Conflict resolution
  • February 3rd: Leadership

February 10th: 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 – Research Administration Fellow
Beth Bodiya, MS – Postdoc Coordinator