Professional Development Program – For Staff of HRA Members

About the Program

HRA’s ongoing Strategic Planning process surfaced the need to provide professional development resources and opportunities to staff of HRA member organizations. HRA’s new Professional Development Program is designed to address that need.  This program will offer workshops as well as identify and create other resources to achieve these goals.


To increase organizational and philanthropic sector capacity by enhancing the effectiveness of staff of HRA member organizations.


  • To help enhance professional skills not generally available through other avenues, that will enable staff of HRA member organizations to be more effective in their professional capacity.
  • To increase the professional networks and mentoring opportunities for staff to foster professional advancement and increase job satisfaction.
  • To provide expertise and knowledge to develop future leaders in the biomedical research funder community.

Program Offerings

Peer Circles

As part of HRA’s Professional Development Program, we are excited to re-extend the opportunity to the HRA community to sign up for the HRA Peer Circles Program.  The goal of the HRA Peer Circles Program is to enhance both your professional capacity and your network.

For more information, please go to the Peer Circles page.

Professional Development Workshops

Upcoming Workshops (2024):

Previous Workshops:

Professional Development Program Team

Marina Triplett, Professional Development Intern, HRA
Jenna Hicks, Assistant Director, HRA