R.I. Consortium for Coastal Ecology Assessment, Innovation and Modeling to host Team Science workshop, Feb. 21-22

Media Contact: Shaun Kirby, 401-874-6888 |

KINGSTON, R.I. — January 18, 2019 — The Rhode Island Consortium for Coastal Ecology Assessment, Innovation and Modeling will host a two-day course, designed by the American Institute for Biological Sciences, that will provide participants with the skills required to become effective members of scientific teams.

The course will be held Thursday, Feb. 21 and Friday, Feb. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the University of Rhode Island Kingston Campus.

This event is free and open to all, but first priority will be given to consortium participants. Those who are not members of the consortium can register, but will be placed on a stand-by list. There is a 30-person limit. Participants are expected to attend both days of the workshop.

Please register by Wednesday, Jan. 30, by emailing RI C-AIM Project Administrator Sally J. Beauman at sbeauman@uri.edu.

For those not in the consortium who wish to attend, please provide your institutional email, preferred email (if different from institutional), institutional role (faculty, graduate student, undergraduate, post-doc, etc.), and a phone number (emergency purposes only, will not be distributed).

Below is what participants will be better equipped to do upon completion:

  • Explain interdisciplinary team science and characteristics of effective scientific teams
  • Recognize competencies and characteristics of effective team leadership
  • Create effective team culture, communication and trust
  • Develop a shared vision, mission, plan, and key performance indicators for a scientific team
  • Identify and assess the right mix of competencies and people needed for a scientific team
  • Use team tools and processes such as quality improvement cycle and knowledge mapping

See the event’s full agenda.