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Bring Rena to your campus to present dynamic interactive workshops for faculty members, physicians, and/or higher education leaders. Workshops can be presented either in-person or virtually, and topics include:

Writing and Research Productivity

  • How to Create a Productive & Engaging Writing Practice
  • How to Have More Time for Research & Writing
  • Getting Your Writing in Gear: One- or Two-Day Summer Writing Retreats
  • Life After Tenure: Maintaining Momentum from Associate to Full


  • Leading Energized & Effective Work Teams
  • Authority, Voice, & Influence for Women
  • Negotiation for Women in Academia
  • Mentor & Coach: Utilizing Coaching Tools to Support a Dynamic Mentoring Relationship
  • Workplace Conflict: Tools for Conducting Tough Conversations
  • Leading a Lab by Design: Architecting Agreements to Set Teams Up for Success

Career Success & Well-Being

  • Building Networks of Support for a Successful Academic Career
  • Networking . . . Without the Awkward!
  • Work/Life Well-Being
  • Mid-Career Design & Development: What’s Next?
  • What the Best Medical Teachers and Supervisors Do to Promote Learning & Quality Performance

Rena Presenting at workshopWorkshops combine research-based strategies with dynamic, hands-on activities to create a sense of camaraderie among group participants while promoting lasting learning and change. Programs are designed to be maximally interactive with opportunities for participants to work with the material in both small and large groups.

Years after attending the workshops, participants remark that they continue to practice the techniques they learned to better manage their time, write productively, and lead effectively.

Leader Academic presents workshop tracks for professors, university leaders, and women physicians.

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What They’re Saying

“I’m sure everyone on our UW-Madison planning team will join me in thanking you, Rena, for a wonderful “Mentor & Coach” workshop on Thursday the second… For a second year, you’ve received rave reviews!”

–Lindsey Stoddard Cameron, Faculty Services, University of Wisconsin – Madison

I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your workshop last week on how to have more time for research and writing. As a mid-career academic, I think I found it as useful as our early-stage investigators, and perhaps even more so as I add “administration” to my workload.

Thanks for the reminder and inspiration!

-Professor Michelle Cote, Ph.D., MPH

“I have solicited feedback from everyone and the comments were uniformly glowing; with terms such as excellent. Outstanding and fabulous! I should note that the group is not always so positive!”

– Ivy League Professional School Dean, following a workshop with his leadership team