Annual Faculty Retreats

Faculty retreat 2022

Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award - Prof. Paola Laurino

Faculty retreat 2022 - Group photo

Collaboration & conversation

Date: Friday, July 8, 2022 @ Seaside House.

Topic: Lab Productivity


  • To share, examine, and provide feedback on challenges, ideas, and strategies related to Lab Productivity;
  • To collaborate with colleagues to formulate best practices on effective lab management, productive team development, communication, leadership styles, inclusive mentorship, and other important aspects of cultivating a productive, vibrant research team;
  • To strengthen our sense of community and collegiality as OIST faculty.


10:00 – 10:05 Welcome (Peter Gruss)
10:05 – 10:15 Presentation of Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award and Honorable Mention Certificates
10:15 – 10:20 Overview of retreat
10:20 – 11:10 Collaborative groups: Best practices; drawing on research on lab productivity/lab climate; data from students
11:10 – 12:00 World café: distilling ideas, strategies, addressing roadblocks/challenges; Breakout sessions on prioritization, resources, and next steps
12:00 – 13:00  Lunch and community

Best Practices Resources for Cultivating a Productive, Inclusive Research Environment