Senior Level

Senior Level Workshop: Research Administration 
The Practical Side of Leadership

2020 Senior Level Workshop Dates
April 19-21, 2020 ~ Charleston, SC

For many involved in sponsored programs administration, moving into a leadership position is a goal. While a wealth of information is available on leadership, this workshop is focused on the practical aspects of leadership in the research administration profession. The workshop will be valuable for managing your career path to reach your goal, for enhancing your existing leadership skills, or for building strengths as a senior research administrator.

Each workshop is led by nationally recognized and experienced research administrators who are in leadership positions. The workshop will focus on the practicalities and techniques necessary to direct sponsored program areas and to provide a common direction among stakeholders. This workshop will assist participants in understanding the skill sets that will help you direct an office of research administration, allow you to take on an expanded leadership role, or help you advance to a position as a senior staff member. The workshop will be in a discussion format and participant interaction will be paramount.

Topics of Study as related to Research Administration: Leadership and Management, Communication, Research Administration Metrics, Roles and Responsibilities Management, and Goal and Priority Setting.

Night before Day 1: April 19, 2020
Evening Welcome Reception 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Day 1: April 20, 2020
7:45am - 8:30am - Registration, Networking, Pastries & Coffee
8:30am - Noon - Session Presentation
Noon - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - 4:30pm - Session Presentation 
5:00pm - 5:45pm Evening Networking Reception
Day 2: April 21, 2020
7:45am - 8:30am - Networking, Pastries & Coffee
8:30am - Noon - Session Presentation
Noon - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - 4:30pm - Session Presentation 
4:30pm Adjournment
*Final workshop agenda will be e-mailed to all participants one week prior to the workshop start date.

The next Senior Level Workshop will be held in Charleston, SC, April 19-21, 2020. 


Host Hotel: Francis Marion Hotel

Group Rate: $189/night - Online booking link coming soon!

Reservations can be made toll free by dialing 843-722-0600/1-877-756-2121 - please identify yourself as  being with NCURA.

Cut-Off Date: March 30, 2020 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. 

Joseph Gindhart

Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Sponsored Projects, Washington University in St Louis

Gunta Liders

Associate VP for Research, University of Rochester *NCURA Distinguished Educator

Kim Moreland

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs, University of Wisconsin- Madison *NCURA Distinguished Educator


Kerry Peluso

Assistant Vice President for Research Administration and Finance, Florida State University

Juliet Ray

Director of Grant Services, Johns Hopkins University

Pamela Webb

Associate Vice President for Research,  University of Minnesota *NCURA Distinguished Educator

Senior Level Participant Testimonials

This workshop provide a multitude of real world issues and possible approaches. The practical focus of this workshop made it a really productive time for me. I often have a to-do list after workshops; but in this case my to-do list is filled mostly with practical tools that I will really use right away. Thanks for offering this to us!

Beth Kroger, University of Colorado Boulder

I enjoyed the Leadership workshop and thought that the material presented was applicable to the audience it was intended. I am also glad that NCURA has developed this workshop for those of us who have been in the business of research administration for many years.

Kevin McKoskey, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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