Strategies for Working with Investigators: Crucial, Critical, Courageous Conversations

Recorded On: 07/24/2023

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Strategies for Working with Investigators: Crucial, Critical, Courageous Conversations 

July 24, 2023
2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT * Webinar
3:35 – 4:30 pm EDT * After the Show * Talk with the Faculty Directly!

Research administrators live with dual roles, serving to facilitate our investigators’ research while also monitoring compliance with sponsor and university regulations.  The work we do to assist investigators with their proposals and awards helps build a relationship that engenders trust.  That trust, however fragile, supports our interactions when difficult communications are necessary. Trust is definitely the starting point for potentially contentious meetings, but it is not sufficient by itself.  If conflict, anger, or resentment arise, research administrators will need tools to listen to each investigator’s perspective, to calmly convey their own messages, to gain understanding of opposing positions, and to offer options to investigators.  This session will provide insight into the special pressures facing our investigators; offer suggestions on building positive relationships; discuss ideas for handling instances of conflict and anger; and present tips for best practices in your communications.  The webinar will include time for questions, suggestions, and anecdotes.  

Format of webinar: 90-minute presentation, followed by 55 minutes of discussion.

Participants will:

  • Gain insight into the pressures facing our investigators from both their academic and research responsibilities
  • Understand what you as a research administrator can do to be helpful and to convey professionalism
  • Discover best practices from your colleagues to guide you during difficult conversations

Jamie Caldwell

External Consultant and Interim Sr. Director for Research Administration and Operations

University of Missouri - Columbia

Kim Moreland

Vice Chancellor for Research Administration

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Jill Frazier Tincher

Executive Director, Sponsored Programs Administration

University of Georgia

Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits.

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Member Price: $130.00 Non-Member Price: $160.00

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