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Webinar: (2021-5) Leading Up, Down, and Across Your Organization


This webinar is free for PRIM&R members as a part of Member Appreciation Month!

If you're not yet a PRIM&R member, we encourage you to join today to take advantage of your first membership benefit--registration for this webinar at no additional charge.

Leaders come from all areas of an organization, and are not necessarily at the top of the organizational structure. Most professionals, at some point in their careers, need to manage a supervisor, peers, or subordinates. Effective leadership is essential for those in the oversight community, regardless of whether you are affiliated with the IRB, the IACUC, the IBC, or another area.

Interacting with staff at all levels requires different approaches and skills. These include “managing up,” effectively engaging peers and managing teams, and developing your own leadership style with your subordinates. These skills cross office, role and organizational boundaries, and identifying strategies and approaches that maximize leadership abilities will benefit any professional.

This session will introduce leadership strategies that are effective regardless of the role you fill in your organization, and discuss best practices for implementing these skills in a variety of situations and settings.

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss what makes someone a leader
  • Outline the challenges of being a leader in the middle of an organization, and discuss ways to address those challenges
  • Identify different leadership styles and discuss strategies of how they may be applied to successfully lead your team

The entire PRIM&R community will benefit from this program, including IRB, IACUC, IBC and other committee members, administrators, and staff; compliance and regulatory office leadership and staff; institutional officials; chairs/vice chairs of committees.

Access Interval
Access to purchased content will be available for 30 days after the date of purchase. After 30 days, access to the content will be removed, but users will retain access to any certificates of attendance earned. Content purchased prior to January 1, 2021 will remain available indefinitely. After access has expired, users can purchase an additional 30 days of access.

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  • Martha F. Jones, MA, CIP

    Martha F. Jones, MA, CIP, is Vice President of Human Research Affairs at Mass General Brigham. Ms. Jones is a member of the PRIM&R Board where she serves as Secretary and a member of the Executive Committee. Ms. Jones is the Chair of the Council on Accreditation of the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAAHRP) and serves as a site visit team leader for the organization. In 2017, Ms. Jones received the AAHRPP Distinguished Team Leader Award. Ms. Jones co-leads the National Comprehensive Cancer Centers (NCCN) IRB Directors group and is also a member of the SMART IRB Harmonization Steering Committee. Ms. Jones is a member of the Mass General Hospital Chelsea Community Research Advisory Board. Ms. Jones previously worked at Washington University in St. Louis and The University of Iowa in research and administration roles. She has a background in clinical research ethics, epidemiology, biostatistics, speech pathology, audiology, public health, and the coordination of multicenter research studies. Ms. Jones co-developed a research application and data management system currently used at two large academic research institutions.

  • Jori Leszczynski, DVM, DACLAM

    Jori Leszczynski is currently the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Animal Resources, Director of the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources and University Veterinarian at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology in the School of Medicine. Dr. Leszczynski attended The Ohio State University for her Bachelors and Veterinary degrees and performed her residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine in 2004. Throughout her career, she has held several other leadership roles in animal facilities including Associate Director at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Director and AV at National Jewish Health, and Interim Director and AV at the University of Colorado Boulder. In all of her positions, Dr. Leszczynski has focused on program compliance, personnel management, budget, husbandry, and clinical management of the species she oversees. Dr. Leszczynski has a history of service to many professional organizations including leadership roles for the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP, Board of Directors and Membership Committee Chair), American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AAALAS, Institute for Laboratory Animal Management Committee, Local Arrangements Chair for 2019 Denver AALAS National Meeting, President of the Mile High Branch AALAS), as well as the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM, Board of Directors). Her roles with PRIM&R have included service on the IACUC Conference Planning Committee 2013 – 2020, including serving as Co-Chair from 2015 to 2018. She served as a member of the Animal Care and Use Advisory Group. Dr. Leszczynski joined the Board of Directors in 2019. She currently serves in the role of Treasurer on the Executive Committee and Chairs the Finance Committee.

May 26, 2021
Wed 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 15M

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