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Team Science Seminar Series Kicks Off for 2023-2024

Team Science Seminar Series Kicks Off for 2023-2024

The 2023–2024 Team Science Seminar Series is kicking off with the session Introduction to the Team Science Seminar Series 2023-2024: Teamwork and Collaboration. The 10 events in this free series will be offered the first Thursday of each month, 12:00–1:00pm Pacific, beginning October 5th.

Launched during the 2022-2023 academic year, the annual Team Science Seminar Series was developed to assist early career researchers in addressing challenges to collaboration and collective team functioning, improving their ability to lead interdisciplinary teams, communicate and build trust with their collaborators, and identify the best ways to solve problems collaboratively.

I am self-aware of some issues I want to work on, but have had a hard time improving on this. I think this session helped me think about an action plan where I can set a goal for myself.

—2022–2023 Team Science Seminar Series participant feedback

Sessions will be interactive and focus on practical and evidence-informed strategies to address common teaming challenges. These sessions will build on concepts introduced during our 2022-2023 inaugural year of the seminar series and will address additional topics identified by prior participants. A certificate of completion will be offered by ITHS to those who attend 8 or more of the 10 sessions and complete the evaluations. Certificates will be sent on July 1, 2024 to individuals who completed sessions and evaluations by June 30, 2024. Certificates will be sent on October 1, 2024 to individuals who completed sessions and evaluations between July 1, 2024 and September 30, 2024.

The 2023-2024 Team Science Series will cover the following topics:

  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Teaming strategies for different contexts
  • Kicking off a new team and setting team up for success
  • Team-based writing
  • Tools for collaboration
  • Strategies to address conflict
  • Writing teaming plans for grant applications
  • Getting promoted as an interdisciplinary researcher
  • How to find and engage community partners
  • Addressing conflict challenges including microaggressions, hierarchy, and delivering on commitments
  • Leadership, delegation, and managing up


The monthly sessions will be linked below when they are open for registration and also announced on the ITHS calendar of events and our newsletters.

Session Title (subject to change) DateEvent Page Link
Introduction to the Team Science Seminar Series 2023–2024: Teamwork and CollaborationOctober 5, 2023Watch event video
Kicking Off a New TeamNovember 2, 2023Watch event video
Team Writing: Opportunities & ChallengesDecember 7, 2023Watch event video
Tools for CollaborationJanuary 4, 2024Watch event video
Promoting Psychological Safety at WorkplacesFebruary 1, 2024Watch event video
Strategies to Identify and Engage with Community PartnersMarch 7, 2024Watch event video
Getting Promoted as a Team ScientistApril 4, 2024Watch event video
Developing Team Management Plans for Grants
May 2, 2024Watch event video
Leadership: Managing Up and DelegationMay 23, 2024Watch event video
Mixed Messages: Bias & Microaggressions
June 6, 2024Watch event video