With the shift in available jobs moving away from academia, understanding the skills necessary to compete and succeed in a business or industry setting is critical; yet training for these skills is rarely part of the traditional academic research scientist’s curriculum. Based on the SciPhD training program, From Scientist to CSO introduces the 24 core business competencies essential for career success outside academia. This 40-hour course offered over nine sessions provides training in the following key areas:
• Developing people through leadership
• Project management
• First line supervision
From Scientist to CSO is designed for students, postdocs, and other technical professionals making the transition to business and industry and seeking preparation for leadership and management positions. It will show you the skills that are required, guide you in assessing your current skill levels, and provide the training to address your weaknesses to become not only competitive in landing an industry job, but successful in that job as well.
One of the most effective and unique features of this program is how the instructors relate "business" concepts to activities and behaviors commonly experienced by academic scientists. This approach helps students gain a deeper understanding of how their own experiences can strengthen their competitiveness for industry positions. The course also provides a self-assessment tool that introduces students to each of the 24 competencies, has them rank their own skill levels, and helps them develop "experience statements" from their own careers that support these rankings. A detailed report generated by the assessment tool then maps the student's capabilities to those that are critical to different kinds of jobs in different industries. The instructors will then show how to use this information to develop powerful targeted resumes and to prepare for effective interviews.
The 24 competencies at the heart of this course fall into six categories:
|Creating the Vision
Return on Investment
Internal Rate of Return
Determining Performance Metrics
Managing the Balance Sheet
Dates and Times
This 40-hour course will take place over nine sessions:
Tuesday, October 11, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Saturday, October 15, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Tuesday, October 18, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Tuesday, October 25, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Tuesday, November 1, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Tuesday, November 8, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Saturday, November 19, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Tuesday, November 29, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Tuesday, December 6, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
The Early Bird Deadline has been extended to September 30.
|Student / Postdoc / Fellow Member
|Not for Profit Nonmember
|Student / Postdoc / Fellow Nonmember
From Scientist to CSO is sponsored by the Science Alliance program of the New York Academy of Sciences. Science Alliance provides career education, development, and training for graduate students and postdocs in the sciences and serves 8,000 young scientists from over 40 partner organizations located in the New York metropolitan area, nationally, and around the globe.