2011 Junior Faculty Leadership Workshop


Participants agree, just as in previous JFL workshops, that this three-day workshop is especially useful for learning new skills such as organization, time management, and practical uses of money, time, and knowledge. One participant said, “This workshop is probably the most useful program I have attended over my career.”


The third annual NM EPSCoR Junior Faculty Leadership workshop continued a track record of success with participants providing enthusiastic praise for the event. The three-day workshop, January 4-6, 2011, focused on improving the communication skills and productivity of new faculty and advanced post-doc scholars. This year’s agenda continued and expanded the highly successful “Communicating with Media” interactive session and included additional sessions on effective teaching and mentoring as previous attendees requested. There were sixteen participants from nine different institutions across New Mexico and our Tri-State partner states of Idaho and Nevada. The workshop was held at the Valles Caldera National Preserve Science and Education Center in Jemez Springs, NM.

The remote location and residential program allowed for extensive informal networking and new collegial synergies among participants. A link to the full agenda can be found on the NM EPSCoR website.


Participating new faculty members came away from the workshop with a new perspective on teaching and communication, as well as some personal discoveries about productivity and mentoring.

2011 JFLW Participants