Professionalism and Leadership Day

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Professionalism and Leadership Day

NCS continues to focus on Professionalism and Leadership education at the Annual Meeting and throughout the year. To support this effort, the afternoon and evening of Monday, October 14 have been designed to focus on this topic.

12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Professionalism & Leadership Session
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Professionalism & Leadership Reception
4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Research Mentoring Program*
4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Future Leaders Forum*


*Requires pre-registration. Registration is now closed.

Session Details

Professionalism & Leadership Session

This general introductory session for the Professionalism and Leadership Day will cover essential skills for successful career advancement starting from training through early and mid-career development. Topics for discussion will include graceful self promotion, interview skills, contract negotiation, team building and managing conflict. The course will include interactive sessions and exercises. In addition, participants can request a review of their CV by senior course faculty. This program is open to NCS members from all disciplines and professions.

Research Mentoring Program

This session is directed by Marion Buckwalter, and features prominent NCS researchers. Topics include how to identify the best mentors, overcome research obstacles, frame research questions and apply for grants, and how to build a research career. There is also time set aside for direct mentoring by senior NCS researchers in interactive sessions.

The session includes a review of specific aims for attendees who want feedback and is geared towards members of all backgrounds, professions, roles and disciplines. It is ideally suited for trainees and junior faculty from any background are interested in a research career and in need of advice and networking.

Future Leaders Forum

The Future Leaders Forum (FLF) is directed by John Lewin and features prominent NCS leaders. Topics include program development, collaborative practice skills, advocacy, mentorship, leadership ethics and the role of leaders within the NCS. The session is geared towards members of all backgrounds, professions, roles and disciplines; it is ideally suited for members approximately 3-7 years out of training and who have not previously attended an FLF.