Managing Yourself Before Managing Others


Karp Research Building- 5th Floor Conference Room
1 Blackfan Circle
Boston, MA 02115
United States

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 1:00pm

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For the scientifically trained, moving up typically means moving out of the research environment and into new work environments that require stronger interpersonal skills for clear communication, collaboration, leadership and management. Managing Yourself before Managing Others is intended for academic scientists who are anticipating a transition or have already taken on new roles that require additional skillsets. This small group coaching session will provide actionable information to help you move toward a self-improvement goal that you feel is both important, and has proven difficult to achieve.

In this 4-hour session, participants will begin with their improvement goal and employ the Immunity to Change (ITC) method to build an understanding of why the goal is difficult and build their own path toward improvement. ITC was created by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, and is grounded in more than 30 years of research on adult development. It is the foundation for several books and two companies: Minds at Workand Way to Grow, Inc. ITC is currently used worldwide by leaders, managers, and executive teams to support personal and professional growth. Read more about ITC from the Harvard Business Review:


About your facilitator:

Cheryl Vaughan Ph.D., Ed.M.

Cheryl is the Managing Director of B-BIC Learning and Development Programs and a trained ITC facilitator. Cheryl served as a Lecturer in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, and spent 6 years at Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education as the Program Director for the Master’s degree in Biotechnology. She transformed the program into a selective, cross-training curriculum for professional scientists by identifying and addressing gaps in technical and adaptive skill sets. Cheryl went on to earn her Master's in Education at Harvard where she focused on adult development and cognition. Her current work at the B-BIC Skills Development Center is focused on the creation of open access learning opportunities for the academic research community. Making tools and resources available to support adaptive learning is one of her top priorities. In January 2016, Cheryl was invited to lead an ITC workshop at the Science of Team Science conference. The workshop attracted administrators, faculty, program directors, and department chairs, all interested in bringing the ITC method back to their home institution to support collaborative research projects. She is now bringing this tool to the B-BIC and Harvard Catalyst community.