Leadership Alliance National Symposium (LANS)

LANS is a national networking conference which offers skill building, networking and professional development opportunities tailored to the training needs undergraduates at our annual Research Conference to include a Career Development Workshop tailored for graduate students, and doctoral scholars (SR-EIP alumni who have completed a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. degree).  We also offer faculty the opportunity to participate in a Grant Writing Coaching Group, which provides investigators with tailored support that aligns with their current state of professional development.

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July 22-26, 2020
Hartford Marriott Downtown & Connecticut Convention Center

Career Development Workshop

July 22-23, 2020

Hartford Marriott Downtown, Hartford, CT

The LANS Career Development Workshop is an opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to learn more about potential career paths, build their professional network,  and apply practical advice to the next phase of their careers. Participants can expect to leave this workshop with:

  • A professional development plan
  • An expanded professional network of peers and mentors
  • Tools to market themselves to potential employers
  • Advice to improve their resumes or CVs

The workshop will feature TLA Talks, brief presentations focusing on a variety of career pathways. In addition to the speakers, Professional Career Mentors will be invited to share their experiences and provide career advice for participants. Speakers and Professional Career mentors will represent a variety of professions including:

  • Academia
  • Consulting
  • Government and Policy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Industry
  • Non-profit

Should you decide to participate in our next Career Development Workshop, here is what you can expect. The Leadership Alliance will cover travel (up to $500) and hotel (room & tax only) for all attendees. For more information, visit the reimbursement policy page.

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This workshop did an excellent job at helping me to identify careers that I would be interested in and the skills I need to build to reach my career goals.”

2018 CDW Attendee

The Leadership Alliance Faculty Grant Writing Coaching Groups

July 25-26, 2019
Hartford Marriott Downtown, Hartford, CT

The grant writing coaching groups will connect you with faculty across the Leadership Alliance network. It will include a kickoff of intensive grant writing groups led by assigned faculty coaches with whom you will continue to meet after the conference through virtual meetings. The faculty grant writing coaching groups are a collaborative effort of the Leadership Alliance with Dr. Rick McGee and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Network.  The Leadership Alliance will cover your travel and hotel expenses.

To learn more about how you can participate, visit the Who Can Attend page. If you have any questions, visit our FAQs page.

Research Conference

July 26-28, 2019
Hartford Marriott Downtown & Connecticut Convention Center

Last year over 600 people participated in the culminating event of the Summer Research program is the LANS Research Conference, where ongoing professional development, mentoring and networking occurs among the Alliance family of undergraduates, graduate students, our doctoral scholars, faculty, and administrators.

2018 Research Conference Rewind

For a listing of students who presented view our Official 2018 Program Book. Learn more about our 2018 amazing keynote speakers who can be heard and seen here.