• We Embrace and Promote a Community of Inclusiveness

  • We Shape and Cultivate Leadership Potential in Individuals

  • We Support and Enable Effective Facilitators and Visionary Leaders

  • We Learn From Each Other in a Community that Values Trust, Honesty and Authenticity

Argonne aims to deliver solutions to the grand challenges of our time. The laboratory’s employees are the agents of discovery who will pioneer these solutions, and the development of their leadership skills is essential for the growth and future of the laboratory. We believe all individuals possess leadership abilities that can benefit the laboratory and the individual. The Leadership Institute was established to help cultivate these abilities in employees at all levels so they can thrive and maximize their unique contributions to science, engineering and Argonne’s mission.

The Institute’s programs and resources benefit employees in science, engineering, technology, professional, manual, clerical and executive careers regardless of career stage.

The Leadership Institute focuses on several areas including:

  • Leadership Development
  • Mentoring
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Postdoctoral Programs
  • University Partnerships Program

Sparking productive conversations between mentors and mentees

 

According to Tina Henne, Argonne’s Postdoctoral Program Lead, One common answer she’s heard when she asks mentees if they’ve met with their mentors is, “I would, but I don’t know what to talk about.”

Often, she says, someone just has to ask the question, “What do you want?” That someone can be a mentor, a peer or preferably, oneself.

In her current mentoring blog post, Henne offers ideas for starting a constructive dialogue between mentees and their mentors.

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Consulting and Coaching

We seek to develop the leadership potential in individuals so they can thrive and maximize their unique contributions to science, engineering and Argonne’s mission.

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Mentoring and Networking

We work to support postdoctoral appointees and early career staff by providing the opportunities and services they need to thrive and grow to their full potential.

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Resources

We provide many tools and resources for professional development, including access to external courses, publications and other food for thought.

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