Seeking Core Projects for BRET’s Business and Management Principles Course
Express interest by December 14th
Core Faculty and Staff have the opportunity to contribute to and benefit from BRET’s Business and Management Principles class for Spring 2019. This class is collaboratively developed, taught and evaluated by faculty and staff from the School of Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences (see Course Objectives below). This nationally recognized program provides trainees with a multi-part experience, including didactic lectures in business and management skills, a class retreat, and a 4-week team project. The team project is where Core Directors and Managers have the opportunity to frame real world problems and work collaboratively with the trainee teams to develop fresh, creative solutions to challenges you experience in operating core facilities. Joe Rando, Director & Professor of Managerial Studies, leads the module and mentors the trainees throughout all phases; the final project period culminates in team presentations that are reviewed and scored on their merits. Anthony Tharp from the Office of the Dean of Basic Sciences will continue as liaison and facilitator between the instructor, Core Directors and the Trainees.
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To participate in the course:
We strongly encourage VUMC Cores to consider participating in this innovative program; several VUMC cores have benefited from their participation in previous years. There are two key benefits to participating: first, your core will receive free business-oriented help in developing potential solutions for issues that are important to your core; second, you will be part of helping the next generation of scientists develop a necessary (yet typically underestimated) business skill set. If you wish to participate further, there are three steps to the process:
- Anthony will schedule a short meeting with you, Joe Rando and Angela Zito in the next few weeks to refine a single topic from your core for the trainee team project.
- You attend the final lecture to be introduced to the trainees, meet your trainee team and start planning the team project.
- You (or someone you designate from the core) attend one hour each week during the 4-week project period to work with your project team.
If you are interested in participating in the 2019 cohort of business and management Trainees, please reach out to Anthony Tharp by December 14 (anthony.c.tharp@Vanderbilt.Edu). If you choose to participate, Joe, Angela and Anthony are available to work with you and facilitate the process so that you get a valuable, workable solution at the end of the project.
Core Managers Meeting Resources (Click the description to download meeting materials)
December 2014: Vanderbilt iLab User Training (video)
February 2014: Core Administration Changes
September 2013: External Billing, Data Retention
March 2013: Informatics Tools
iLab/C.O.R.E.S. Training Sessions for all users: departments, administrators, PIs and delegates
February 2016 - Billing System Changes for VUMC-based Core Users
February 2016 - Billing System Changes for VU-based Core Users