2019 CAS Future Leaders Agenda
Great narratives can generate interest and engagement with a topic, improve comprehension and influence real-world beliefs. Participants will learn the essential leadership skill of storytelling with The Story Collider and present their research stories in a poster session attended by a diverse group of scientists, technologists, marketers and administrators who work for CAS and ACS Publications.
Successful leaders are results oriented. Whether they need to deliver published manuscripts, funded grants or completed projects, having deep insights into the research process can help them succeed at every step. Participants will explore the process by which research is published, indexed and delivered to scientists around the world, and go behind the scenes to see how SciFindern can help them quickly find actionable results and deliver on their next big research project.
Collaboration is essential to scientific progress. Successful leaders inspire the best performance from their collaborators, research teams and others by using a number of coaching techniques, such as building trust, clarifying their vision, respectfully challenging and celebrating success. During an interactive workshop with scitrain, participants will learn science-based coaching strategies to help them lead high-performing teams and productive collaborations.
Scientists must drive understanding of their research not only in the published literature, but also with science-policy makers, the media, industry stakeholders and funding organizations. Successful leaders adapt their communication style for their audience and have a broad understanding of the scientific enterprise as a whole. A diverse group of science-industry thought leaders will share their perspectives to inspire participants to make meaningful impacts in the lab and beyond.
Research matters. Whether it leads to innovation in healthcare or technology, or supports a greener Earth, it’s important that leaders recognize the impacts of their research and strive for real-world solutions. Participants will visit with physicians, researchers and cancer survivors at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC – James), one of only 50 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation.