Postdoc Leadership Institute (PLI)

Postdoc Leadership Institute

SACNAS is excited to announce that the first annual Postdoc Leadership Institute (PLI) will be taking place at 2019 SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Conference!

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 training, and the opportunity to join a strong network of fellow diverse STEM leaders for year-round support.

Accepted participants will be equipped with:

  • • Skills to lead teams and set priorities
  • • Discernment – Ability to know yourself and navigate any space, from your research to your relationships with colleagues and potential employers
  • • Bringing your whole self – including your culture – to your work as an asset
  • • Identity as a competence – you bring insight others may not have
  • • A network of fellow diverse STEM leaders for year-round support


  • • Open to postdocs
  • Consideration may also be given to advanced graduate students who will be defending their dissertations within 12 months

Date & Location

PLI is taking place in conjunction with 2019 SACNAS — The National Diversity in STEM Conference in Honolulu, HI, October 30 to November 2, 2019.

  • • PLI workshops are on Wednesday, October 30 and Saturday, November 2 – with roadmap to the 2019 conference in between (October 31 – November 1)
  • • Accepted applicants are eligible for covered hotel fees for Tuesday, October 29

Apply by August 26 to be eligible for funding support



Email or call 1-877-SACNAS-1