Successful Conclusion of first Virtual Leadership Series Workshop

Successful Conclusion of first Virtual Leadership Series Workshop

Pakistan Biological Safety Association (PBSA) in collaboration with Fogarty International Center (FIC) and Safer Behaviors concluded the first Virtual Leadership Series (VLS) Workshop. This series was held from January 23 2020 to May 20 2020 and was conducted through GotoMeeting. It was led by Sean Kaufman, with facilitator support provided by Bioprism trainers.

The course consisted of 6 sessions, each session lasting a duration of two weeks. Session topics included:

  • The Intrinsic Leader;
  • Leading Different Personalities;
  • Leadership and Appreciative Inquiry;
  • Leaders Leading and Motivational Interviewing;
  • The Laboratory Emergency Response Leader;
  • and Leadership and Conflict Resolution

Each session included a lecture by Sean Kaufman and a reflection activity, which was facilitated by Bioprism trainers, and was concluded by assignments completed by participants that were reviewed by Sean and the Bioprism trainers.

The workshop was met with appreciation and regard by the participants, who also mentioned that they felt empowered at the conclusion of the course.

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Serving as the President of Pakistan Biological Safety Association I feel we are working hard to improve the biosafety and biosecurity in Pakistan. We are pioneers in introducing biorisk management in Pakistan and our work has been acclaimed nationally and internationally. We have successfully completed multiple projects and our success indicates our commitment towards our mission to improve biorisk management in Pakistan.

Dr. Aamer Ikram
Dr. Aamer Ikram, President PBSA/ Executive Director NIH Pakistan