‘Foundations in Leadership: Getting Back to the Basics’ - Workshop #1 of the 2024 Leadership Workshop Series


On February 28th, 2024, PSECCO hosted the first workshop of the 2024 Leadership Skills Workshop Series entitled ‘Foundations in Leadership: Getting Back to the Basics’. 

This workshop was a foundational training in various aspects of leadership intended to help early career researchers improve their leadership skills, to serve as a complement to research expertise. Folks in attendance evaluated successful leadership techniques, how to best harness individual leadership strengths, and how to develop a leadership mantra applicable in academia and the broader working world. 

The information shared in this workshop is relevant to people with any level of leadership experience (from none to a lot) who want to move towards being better and more impactful leaders. The link to view a recording of this workshop can be found here. We encourage you to share this workshop with anyone who might find it useful. 

The slide deck from the workshop is here. 

Below are all the notes, resources, and links shared during the workshop: 

  • Strengths Finder 
  • StandOut [strengths] Assessment (this one is free) 
  • Safety and Belonging in the Field: A Checklist for Educators 
  • APECS Field Code of Conduct 
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A leadership fable – Patrick Lencioni 
  • Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results – Judith Glaser 
  • Primal Leadership: Realizing the power of emotional intelligence – Daniel Goleman 
  • The Next Generation of Women Leaders: What you need to lead but won’t learn in business school – Selena Rezvani 
  • Moonwalking with Einstein – Joshua Foer 
  • The Charisma Myth – Olivia Fox Cabane 
  • Non-Violent Communication – Marshall Rosenberg 

Thank you to Tasha Snow and Elisa McGhee for conducting such a meaningful event for the polar science early career community. We had more than 30 attendees ranging from PhD students to PIs, and participation was exceptional. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the event! 

We would love to see you at the next two workshops: 

  • The Leadership Toolbox: Team-building and Navigating Conflict – March 13th – 11am to 1pm 
  • Leadership from Above and Below: Building Safe and Constructive Work Atmospheres – April 3rd – 11am to 1pm 

Additionally, you’re welcome to join the PSECCO Community if you haven’t already! Connect with us by subscribing to our monthly newsletter, engaging with the community Slack space, or joining the PSECCO listserv: https://psecco.org/join-psecco-community. 

Be sure to check out our upcoming events as well, and we hope to see you soon! 

- The PSECCO Team