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’ Associate Director of Professional Development & Trainee Support. 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

Upcoming Schedule:

February 5 – April 1, Mondays from 12-1:30 PM

Feb 5, In-person Welcome and Program Overview
Feb 12, Virtual Module 1
Feb 19, Virtual Module 2
Feb 26, Virtual Module 3
March 4, Virtual Module 4
March 11, Virtual Module 5
March 18, Virtual Module 6
March 25, Virtual Module 7
April 1, In-person Module 8 and Wrap-up celebration

Our You3 program will consist of eight weekly modules, along with two special sessions: an introductory networking event to kick-start your journey and a celebratory gathering to mark the end of the program.

Lunch will be provided during the in-person sessions, and we encourage you to have your lunch during the virtual sessions to accommodate your busy schedules!

This is an exciting opportunity for your professional development.

Apply today! Applications are due January 15, 5:00 PM EST



Planning Committee

Kaylee Steen, PhD – Associate Director of Professional Development & Trainee Support
Ioannis Vasileios Chremos, PhD – Program Manager for Career & Professional Development