Professional Development Workshop: Leading Up, Down, and Across

May 22nd, 12:00-1:30 pm ET; June 6th, 2:30-4:00 pm ET - Online - Webinars

As part of HRA’s Professional Development Program, we are excited to announce our upcoming virtual workshop titled “Leading Up, Down, and Across,” led by Molly Grisham, an experienced workshop facilitator and executive coach.

This workshop is open to all HRA members at every career level and will be interactive, involving both large and small group activities, as well as active discussion amongst participants. To maximize the number of individuals who will be able to participate, this 90-minute workshop will be offered twice, on the following two dates:

  • Wednesday, May 22nd, 12:00-1:30 pm ET
  • Thursday, June 6th, 2:30-4:00 pm ET

To apply for a spot in one of the workshops, please fill out the linked survey HERE ( and indicate your availability by May 1st!  After this deadline, you will receive an email confirming which workshop date you will be attending.  Space in each workshop will be limited.

Please see the description below for more details about the workshop.


In the dynamic landscape of nonprofit research funding, effective leadership isn’t just about guiding those below you on the organizational chart. It’s also about navigating influence across all levels of the team hierarchy. Whether you’re leading from a position of authority or striving to impact those above you, mastering the art of “Leading Up, Down, and Across” is essential for driving collaboration, innovation, and success in your professional endeavors.

Workshop Focus:

“Leading Up, Down, and Across” is a transformative workshop designed specifically for individuals who are seeking to enhance their leadership capabilities. Through interactive content, case studies, and practical information, participants will delve into the intricacies of leadership dynamics.

This workshop is ideal for individuals at all levels of the management hierarchy who are eager to enhance their leadership abilities and drive positive change within their teams.  “Leading Up, Down, and Across” offers invaluable insights and strategies for success in the evolving landscape of biomedical research funding.

For questions, please contact Marina Triplett, HRA’s Professional Development Intern, at marina [at] healthra [dot] org.