Power Skills for Research Administrators. 
Feb 1 2024, 12-1pm EST. 

Personal skill sets, whether utilized within a team setting or organization, are crucial to foster a collaborative, productive and creative work environment. Previously defined as Soft Skills, we see these skill sets increasingly designated as Power Skills, in recognition of their critical importance in the workplace. Power Skills are timeless, non-technical aptitudes that enable individuals to evolve effortlessly in increasingly diverse and interdisciplinary organizations. As such, Power Skills are essential to today's Research Administrators. They are one of the keys to unlock our potential at work, as an individual or as part of a team. These invaluable skills are inescapable on our path to a successful career, and intimately tied to the success of companies, organizations and institutions alike. Honing your Power Skills does not come naturally to everyone, but with reflection, learning, and practice any employee can acquire and sharpen these skills. Without them, you may not achieve success, and developing them takes a lifelong commitment. This webinar will cover the basics of Power Skills that will enable you to be successful in your career and unlock your individual potential in the workplace. Our discussions will focus on five core components: Communication, Leadership, Resiliency & Adaptability, Professionalism & Integrity, and Collaboration & Promotion. This session will highlight Power Skills in a dual framework in terms of team goals versus personal career goals.

Presented by:

Pierre-Jean Alarco
Pierre-Jean (he/him) is a chemist in training. He debuts as Research Administrator when he joins the Chemical Engineering Department of Polytechnique Montreal in 2008, as Development Officer for CREPEC, a Strategic Cluster focused on Polymers & Composites. In 2011, he joins Polytechnique's Grant Office (BRCDT) as Administration of Research Officer. There, he contributes to the strategic positioning of professors' initiatives and facilitates the writing of targeted grants. Between 2013 and 2019, Pierre-Jean facilitated NSERC-CREATE program grant writing, and contributed to four successful competitions. The latest: “Optimizing Power Skills in Interdisciplinary, Diverse & Innovative Academic Networks” (OPSIDIAN) being awarded in 2020. Since the end of 2018, he is responsible for structuring the Knowledge Mobilization and Community engagement institutional strategies. Pierre-Jean is also Polytechnique’s Social Innovation Broker with Axelys, since 2022.

Pierre-Jean is a proud Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA) member since 2012. He received the CARA Spirit of Kindness award in 2020.


Karen Mosier
Karen E. Mosier is a Research Coordinator/Navigator for the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Karen has her BA in Psychology and MSc in Pharmacy. Karen has over seventeen years’ experience in research administration. Karen is also the author of the self-help book entitled Soft Skills and Professional Tips for the Office.  

Karen has been a CARA member since 2010. Karen completed her Certificate in Research Administration through ARMA in 2017. She is a member of Mohawk College’s Research Administration Program Advisory Committee. Karen is also a co-chair of CARA’s Professional Development committee and serves on the CARA Executive. She is also an instructor at Mohawk College for the Certification in Research Administration program and has taught the Funding Proposal Development course for the last 2 years. 

Karen was the recipient of the Dan Chase Distinguished Service Award – Priority Initiatives in 2018, the Community Builder Award in 2019, the Spirit of Kindness Award in 2020, and the Research Management Excellence Award in 2021. Karen appreciates all the professional development opportunities available through CARA and cherishes all the wonderful relationships she has made through her volunteer activities with CARA.




Event Date: 01 Feb 2024 | City: | Venue: Online

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