Research Management

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Jennifer SeitzFriday, November 8, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm, room C1-17

Project Management

Presented by Jenny Seitz, MEd, Training System Administrator, UF Training & Organizational Development

NEW! The 5 Pillar Strategy for a Lean Workplace

November 15, 2019, 1:00 – 5:00 pm


The 5 Pillars course covers the core principles of 5S, and illustrates why using 5S is essential to your “Lean” initiative. 5S is one of the most versatile Lean techniques, and can be used in almost any work environment, whether it is a busy professional office, an auto shop, healthcare facility, laboratory, school, or the factory floor. The 5S program can have an insightful impact on your company’s organization and production.

This course examines the positive environmental impacts of 5S, and how to make immediate improvements with real long-term benefits. It also explains the importance and structure of 5S Teams; who should be involved, who benefits most and how to get the biggest results from your 5S effort.


At the end of this course participants will be able to understand the concept of the 5S, select appropriate 5S techniques, and apply a systematic problem-solving methodology and improve the quality and productivity of products and service of the company. Participants will learn this simple, effective and orderly technique to identify and remove waste from your work environment.  Participants will have the knowledge and ability to, initiate the 5S strategy, eliminate non-value-added steps and reap the benefits of 5S.

  • Participants will be able to create a unified communications and collaboration system to help improve their business in a variety of ways through 5S implementation.
  • All employees, as well as customers, vendors and contractors, can work together in a much more standardized efficient way.
  • Improved safety, less errors and lower costs of operations.
  • Improved quality, increased productivity and higher employee satisfaction.


*25% discount for students and postdocs ($112.50)

The Multitasking Mirage — Find Your Focus, Flow, and Finish Line

The research is overwhelming—our brains aren’t built for multitasking. When we constantly juggle various cognitive tasks, we experience decreased productivity, impaired cognitive ability, increased stress, and diminished creativity—all of which reduce us to fractions of the effective professionals we are capable of being. Many professionals surrender to a frantic and unfocused workstyle out of the belief that there is no other way. The modern-day workplace simply demands us to function in this manner, right? Wrong. In this course, you will learn how to recognize and squash your multitasking tendencies and recalibrate your approach to work. By setting clear priorities, increasing your focus, managing your time and effort, reducing physical and mental clutter, executing on what matters most, and giving yourself space to be innovative, you can elevate your performance and put yourself on the path to greater productivity.  Presented by Scott Blades.

Tuesday, November 19, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 201 Bryant Space Science Center

Photo Taking Notes During Research

Anita Rao profile pictureFriday, March 13 8, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm, room C1-17

Intellectual Property – Where Science Meets Business

Presented by Anita Rao, Assistant Director, Licensing Officer, UF Innovate



Thinking About Time Management Differently

James M. Van Wyck recommends that PhD students make at least three mental shifts about time as they negotiate graduate school, in this essay entitled “Graduate Students Need to Think Differently About Time.”

Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge

The Supervisory Challenge is designed to provide University of Florida leaders with meaningful information about the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary for being an effective manager in our diverse university environment.

In the fall of 2010, Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge was redesigned to align with the University of Florida’s Leadership/Management Competency Model, with new workshops and certification requirements. This certification includes a range of workshops designed with UF in mind. Workshops are free and open to all faculty and staff who are interested in learning more about being an effective manager.

To achieve the “Managing at UF” certification, participants will attend ten required workshops and two electives—for a total of 12 workshops. Employees who choose to work toward the Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge certificate can do so at their own pace and complete workshops in any order. There is no time limit for completion of the new certificate.  MORE INFORMATION



An excellent resource about research management is the book, “Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty,” which is available online from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.