ASIP Leadership Academy

October 2-4, 2022 | Rockville, MD

“Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it… It is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine.”

Chris Hadfield
Retired Astronaut

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Graduate education in the biomedical sciences teaches research methods and associated skills, and produces graduates who are appropriately equipped to conduct scientific research. Often these training programs include scientific writing and grantsmanship, and in some cases provide opportunities for teaching. However, many/most of these training programs do not teach leadership skills even though effective leadership is a prerequisite for success at every career stage, and increasingly as individuals are promoted into positions of greater responsibility.

The ASIP recognizes the need to provide leadership training for its members to ensure the development of effective leaders within the field of experimental pathology, at individual research institutions, and within the Society itself. To address the need for leadership training, the ASIP Council has set aside financial resources to support the development and implementation of the ASIP Leadership Academy.

Goal of this Training

The primary goal of the ASIP Leadership Academy is to encourage the development of leadership skills among young investigators who have entered into their first professional positions by provision of practical training designed to enhance their ability to:

  • Understand the challenges faced by leaders
  • Productively communicate and interact with leaders
  • Effectively serve as leaders – both at their own institutions and within the Society

Training Event Details

The first ASIP Leadership Academy training event will be held in Rockville MD, October 2-4, 2022 (Sunday afternoon to Tuesday at lunch). Participants will arrive in Rockville by early afternoon on Sunday, October 2. The training event will begin mid-afternoon. This event will be limited to forty (40) participants who hold entry level tenure-track or nontenure-track academic faculty positions (assistant professor or equivalent) or similar positions in non-academic institutions (government, industry, or biotech).

The cost of the training event will be subsidized by the ASIP to ensure that attending the event will be affordable for members. The cost for each participant is $1,000, (this represents a discount of 50% from actual costs) and includes all training sessions, curricular materials, and meals (all meals). Participants will provide for their transportation to the event venue in Rockville, MD and for their hotel room (offered at a discounted rate).