Webinar Talk

Leadership in Research Workshop:

Developing and Managing a Research Team

June 22 & 29; July 20 & 27;

August 10 & 24, 2021

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET 

This workshop brings directors and managers of community indicators projects, economic and workforce development research together. Through facilitated discussions, scenario-based group exercises, and open peer-to-peer exchanges, participants will hone their skills in strategic planning, team management and development, and budgeting. The course will impart innovative strategies and tools for defusing challenging situations, expanding research networks, and attracting new resources, and communicating effectively with internal and external customers. 


Lisa Schmith is an experienced leadership practitioner, Certified CliftonStrengths coach, and educator whose innate gift is in identifying the strengths in leaders, managers, and teams to maximize their raw potential. Her training and skills were honed while working over 25 years with the government and in Executive Roles. Lisa retired in 2015 as California’s Employment Development Department’s (EDD) Investigation Division Chief. She operates Meridian Leadership Solutions and continues to work as a consultant with public and private organizations. Lisa is an incessant learner who always brings more to the table and no one goes hungry.

Registering for the Leadership in Research Workshop allows you to include your registration to the 2021 CIC Impact Summit:

November 1 – 5, 2021

There is no additional fee to add on the conference registration.

Note: This workshop will include breakout rooms for small peer group discussion.

Questions? Contact us

For more information on course content, please contact Jennie Allison. For questions on registrations and/or logistics please contact Spencer Abrams