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Virtual Multidisciplinary Team Science Workshop Series

Virtual Multidisciplinary Team Science Workshop Series

The Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) is pleased to announce a new workshop series addressing the fundamentals of multidisciplinary team development and optimization for the successful conduct of clinical and translational research. The workshop will offer participants a theoretical and practical overview of the progression of the project through various stages of development and growth to address challenges cohesively and effectively, identify solutions, achieve project targets, and eventually deliver results.

This weekly four-part series will be offered live via Zoom.

Overall Course Objective

  • To provide an introduction to the theory of team science and practical skills required to function effectively in a multi-disciplinary research setting.


Leaders and stakeholders in any multi-disciplinary clinical and translational research project

Course Design and Expectations

Over four weeks, the course will address:

  • The theory and value of a multidisciplinary team science approach
  • The Tuckerman Stages of Group Development Model (forming, storming, norming, and performing)

Each topic in this series will be offered twice weekly (Wednesday or Thursday) over four weeks and will consist of 30 minutes of content followed by a 30-minute open forum where participants can interact, ask questions, and participate in discussions of team science principles.

Prior to course start, participants will be provided with a course syllabus, an overview of Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development Model, as well as an introduction to 20 team science principles (to be read prior to the first session). In addition, participants will be provided with a fictional team formation scenario.

For each session, participants are asked to (1) read assigned sections of the fictional scenario, (2) take notes on the fictional scenario to share during workshop, and (3) discuss their responses during the interactive portion of each session.

Learning Objectives/Knowledge Gained

Participants will learn strategies to facilitate successful team development and subsequent conduct of clinical and translational research projects, including, but not limited to:

  • Developing team leadership skills
  • Purposeful team selection
  • Facilitating identification of team goals
  • Reviewing best practices for teamwork (roles, responsibilities, respectful communication, effective problem solving)
  • Creating team member agreements (sharing data, credit acknowledgement, writing, managing authorship, etc.)
  • Reviewing diverse approaches to work, change management and staying connected
  • Developing mutual trust
  • Creating a calming work environment
  • Receiving feedback from staff
  • Time management skills for team planning and engagement
  • Allowing for the transfer of leadership
  • Allowing for flexibility in team roles
  • Assisting in the timing and selection of new members
  • Creating future leadership opportunities
  • Acting as a resource person to the team


  • Registration: January 17, 2022 – February 28, 2022
  • Workshop: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – Thursday, March 31, 2022

The 4-week virtual series will be conducted via Zoom from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.

Each workshop session will be offered twice during the week, on Wednesday and Thursdays. Please register for the weekday session that consistently fits your schedule. For a better participant experience, we ask that you do not alternate your attendance between the Wednesday and Thursday sessions over the course of the series.

Register Now

To register, please follow the links below.

Course Co-Directors

Orsolya Garrison, DrPH, MPH
Director, CTSI Operations

Mike Anello
Sr. Project Manager


Please contact Louann Sullivan.


NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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