Leadership Programs

From Labs to Leadership

SACNAS invests in the next generation of diverse STEM leaders. We are dedicated to building the capacity of our scientists with the necessary leadership skills to advance their careers and lead change at the highest levels.

Our current suite of leadership programs includes the Postdoc Leadership Institute (PLI) and the Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (LPSLI). We also host virtual webinars on various topics related to building leadership capacities that are relevant to our SACNISTAs.

Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (LPSLI)

Transform Your Tomorrow

LPSLI provides premier training for motivated professionals in STEM from populations that have been historically excluded and, as a result of exclusion, are underrepresented in STEM. Professionals interested in advancing their leadership in a manner that is inclusive and equitable in all sectors of STEM (academia, industry, non-profit, and government), are encouraged to apply.

2024 Applications Are Now Open Through April 12th!

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Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (LPSLI)

Transform Your Tomorrow

LPSLI provides premier training for motivated professionals in STEM from populations that have been historically excluded and, as a result of exclusion, are underrepresented in STEM. Professionals interested in advancing their leadership in a manner that is inclusive and equitable in all sectors of STEM (academia, industry, non-profit, and government), are encouraged to apply.

2024 Applications Are Now Open Through April 12th!

Apply Here!

 

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About the Program

The LPSLI is an intensive five-day course to develop participant agency and influence through small group exercises, conversations with guest leaders, networking opportunities, and extensive community building.  The LPSLI culminates in the articulation of a leadership development plan that lays the foundation for participants to lead positive change in service to STEM excellence informed by equity and inclusion.

Accepted applicants will engage in experiential training with their cohort over the course of a work week, including:

✅ Workshops to explore topics such as: Leading Change, Emotional Intelligence, Management of Bias, Leadership Development Planning, 360 Degree Assessment and more

✅ Mentorship and lunches with distinguished leaders

✅ Upon program completion, enter a network of 400+ alumni who are creating stronger, more inclusive STEM environments at academic institutions, nonprofits, government, and for-profit science companies

Questions? Contact Professional and Leadership Programs Senior Manager, Elizabeth Aguilera, PhD

We thank Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) for hosting LPSLI this year

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The Details

Program Dates & Location:  June 10 - 14, 2024, at HHMI Headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland

Eligibility: Must be an early- or mid-career STEM professional (defined below) working to advance change in STEM. Applicants should have a terminal degree, such as a doctorate. For any questions about eligibility, please contact us.

  • Early career STEM professionals are generally in their first 3 - 7 years following the awarding of a terminal degree and/or postdoctoral research training
  • Mid-Career STEM professionals have generally moved beyond their entry-level status through promotion or transition to new roles of increased responsibility

Please note, postdocs are not eligible to apply for LPSLI. If you are a postdoc, our separate program - the Postdoc Leadership Institute (PLI) will be hosted at NDiSTEM. 

Requirements:

  • Program Investment: up to $2,500
    Participants must work with their company/institution to support up to a $2,500 cost share – representing only 25% of the total cost of this program. If institutional funding cannot be secured, SACNAS will fully support the participation of accepted candidates.
  • Full participation
    Participants must be available for the duration of the Institute; travel will be arranged to ensure participants attend all activities. Participants are also required to attend and actively contribute at all sessions, including a virtual component prior to the Institute (~5-10hrs)

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SACNAS Postdoc Leadership Institute (PLI)

SACNAS Postdoc Leadership Institute (PLI)

SACNAS is excited to announce that we will be accepting applications to participate in the fourth annual Postdoc Leadership Institute (PLI) soon.
 
PLI is a two-part workshop for postdocs looking to develop their leadership skills and ability to bring their whole selves – including their culture – to work as an asset. Participants will access a customized curriculum, mentoring opportunities, practical skills training, and the opportunity to join a strong network of fellow diverse STEM leaders for year-round support.
 
2024 Applications Will Open Mid-Summer
SACNAS Postdoc Leadership Institute (PLI)

SACNAS Postdoc Leadership Institute (PLI)

SACNAS is excited to announce that we will be accepting applications to participate in the fourth annual Postdoc Leadership Institute (PLI) soon.
 
PLI is a two-part workshop for postdocs looking to develop their leadership skills and ability to bring their whole selves – including their culture – to work as an asset. Participants will access a customized curriculum, mentoring opportunities, practical skills training, and the opportunity to join a strong network of fellow diverse STEM leaders for year-round support.
 
2024 Applications Will Open Mid-Summer

About the Program

Accepted participants will be equipped with:  

  • The skills to set values-based priorities;
  • The skills to lead teams in a culturally responsive manner.
  • Discernment – The ability to know yourself and navigate any space, from your research to your relationships with colleagues and potential employers.
  • Identity as a competence – you bring insight others may not have while bringing your whole self – including your culture – to your work as an asset.
  • A network of fellow diverse STEM leaders for year-round support.

 Provided with funding support by National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) R25GM130515.

Program Details

Program Dates & Location:  October 29, 30 & Nov 2, 2024.

PLI is a pre-conference event held during the #2024NDiSTEM Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, October 31 - November 2, 2024

Eligibility:

  • Must be a postdoc having begun the position no later than April 2024 [i.e., have been a postdoc for at least six (6) months or more].
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. PLI is provided with funding support by the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) R25GM130515.

 For questions regarding eligibility, please email Elizabeth Aguilera, Professional & Leadership Programs Senior Manager at elizabeth@sacnas.org


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