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Upcoming Professional Workshops

2019 Developing Multidisciplinary Leaders Workshop

The purpose of the workshop is to help post-tenure or equivalent professionals progress in their careers. The goal of the workshop is to develop multidisciplinary leaders from the AAEA membership who are grounded in applied economics but who are interested in working across disciplines to lead effective teams of scholars. Research and teaching are the core areas of the workshop.

The workshop will bring in panels of applied economists and non-economists, who have worked with applied economists, to explore opportunities and challenges of fostering multidisciplinary teams. One significant topic for discussion is applying for large, multidisciplinary research grants from USDA, NSF, NIH and foundations.

The teaching component will center on developing multidisciplinary, team-taught courses and extension programs. The sessions will cover pedagogy and collaborative aspects of teaching and extension across disciplines. This component will also use active learning to help members develop courses and/or programs.

Mid-Career Mentoring Workshop to be held at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.

Targeted Audience

Primarily audience is mid-career professionals – both nearly and newly tenured faculty and individuals with other positions are similar experience, e.g., government agencies.

2019 Developing Multidisciplinary Leaders Workshop Program Outline

Wednesday, June 12     
Tufts Dental Alumni Lounge # 1514
6:00 pm -7:30 pm Reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres

Day One
Thursday, July 13

7:00 am               Registration, continental breakfast
8:00 am               Welcome and introductions from AAEA leadership
8:30 am               Panel of Successful Ag & Applied Economists Research
10:00 am             Break
10:30 am             Multidisciplinary Teaching and Extension Panel
12:00 pm             Lunch and break
1:30 pm               Grant Organizations
3:00 pm               Break
3:30 pm               Grant Writing or Curriculum (Teaching/Extension) Development Workshop I
6:00 pm               Dinner/Talk/Presentation

Day Two
Friday, June 14

7:00 am               Continental breakfast
8:00 am               Grant Writing or Curriculum (Teaching/Extension) Development II
9:45 am               Break
10:00 am             Publishing Multidisciplinary Research
11:30 am             Wrap up
12:00 pm             Boxed Lunch
2:00  pm              Evaluation and Adjourn

To register for this workshop, complete the Registration Form and return to the AAEA Business Office. Fax to 414-276-3349 or email to If you have any questions, contact Mary Annen at 414-918-3190.

The Hotel Room Block has been secured at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Boston - Downtown. Due to a city-wide event rooms are in short supply. The group rate is $276 per night. To book your stay use this link:

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