Integrative Team Initiatives

Leading Large Integrative Research Teams

Do you have a research vision that requires leadership of large crosscutting research teams to attain?

Leading Large Integrative Research Teams (L2-IRT) is a workshop series, hosted by the Office of Research, helps faculty who have a track record for interdisciplinary research to take the next step and lead large integrative research teams. Nominated by the leadership in their college, participants will learn best practices in leadership, team science, and organizational strategy research. Through interactive sessions, participants will interact with the wide array of resources available to support them in their goals and gain insight from UGA faculty who are tackling large scale problems.

A coordinated mix of workshop presentations and discussions, guest speakers, and participant-guided activities will better prepare participants to:

  • Articulate an integrative research vision
  • Assemble an integrative cross-cutting team
  • Establish a roadmap with meaningful milestones
  • Effectively use external advisors and advisory boards
  • Motivate diverse groups toward achieving a shared vision and goals
  • Benefit from team science and multi-team organizational frameworks
  • Establish trusted partnerships on and off-campus
  • Achieve thought leadership recognition for your team
  • Leverage program coordination and project management effectively

Successful integrative research team leaders achieve goals that advance a shared vision of societal importance through tight integration of team efforts often spanning research, education and workforce, culture of inclusion and diversity, and innovation.

After completion of the program, participants will be able to better undertake the development, planning, and implementation required to support submission of large integrative center and institute proposals as well as be able to more effectively leverage UGA resources for large project support.