March 21, 2013
The event, part of the Office of Faculty Affairs Leadership Series, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room.
Dr. Ambros and Dr. Mello will discuss how leading as a team presents interesting challenges as well as advantages. The points they will discuss include the following:
• A leadership team provides an immediate “critical mass” of individuals committed to a new endeavor, and also provides a framework for collective learning, especially for those co-directors for whom leadership is a new experience.
• Each co-director possesses unique skills and inclinations that can complement those of the others directors. With practice, the directors learn when and how to mutually delegate responsibilities.
• Certain aspects of directing the RTI require discussion and consensus amongst all the co-directors, while other aspects are conducive to a division of labor.
Melissa Moore, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and Phillip D. Zamore, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Gretchen Stone Cook Chair of Biomedical Sciences and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, are also co-directors of RTI. Dr. Moore will not be able to present at this seminar as was previously advertised.