Course Details

How to Work on Diverse Teams Outside of Academia

This course will help you learn how to work with diverse teams in a nonacademic, professional environment and explores the challenges and opportunities of working in that environment. Dr. Henkin starts with defining diversity, reviewing some of the benefits and challenges of working in diverse teams, and then gives some strategies to foster a culture of inclusion in the workplace to capitalize on the benefits of working with diverse teams. This course also explores other topics such as academic vs. non-academic settings, transparent communication, best practices for conducting meetings, defining project requirements and how teams make decisions.

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Course Author

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Instructor: Dr. Josh Henkin

Dr. Josh Henkin is a Program Manager at The Tauri Group, where he leads teams that provide a full range of technical and programmatic support to Department of Defense (DoD) vaccine and therapeutic development programs. He contributes a blend of management support, subject matter expertise, strategic planning, risk management and knowledge of the FDA regulatory landscape. Prior to his current role, Dr. Henkin joined Medtronic as a Principal Field scientist in its cardiac rhythm disease management division where he managed a portfolio of investigator-initiated clinical trials to promote innovative research with implantable cardiac devices. In 2004 he was a recipient of the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship and worked closely with the DoD as a scientific adviser for the Undersecretary of Defense for Laboratories and Basic Sciences, creating policies and managing basic science programs. After years of successfully mentoring STEM job-seekers, Dr. Henkin founded STEM Career Services in 2014, a career coaching company aimed at helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) graduates launch and sustain careers outside of academia. Henkin and his team of instructors conduct workshops and provide career counseling to STEM graduates at all levels of their careers. These efforts have earned him a position on the National Postdoctoral Association Board of Directors, where he sits on the executive committee and serves as the nonprofit’s treasurer.

Course Overview

Duration: 1 hour


  • Understanding the strengths and challenges of diversity
  • Fostering a culture of inclusion
  • Effective Communication
  • Best practices for conducting meetings
  • Defining project requirements

Certificate of completion

  • Earn 1 PDH

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