Program Manager, ICTR Team Science Core
Patrick Kelly, Ph.D., is the ICTR Team Science Core Program Manager. In addition to designing the administrative systems for the Team Science Core, Dr. Kelly’s research focuses on the value of interdisciplinarity and diversity in translational teams. Before joining ICTR, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University and UW-Madison. A recipient of a Fulbright scholarship, he is the author of the interdisciplinary study of human rights, Sovereign Emergencies: Latin America and the Making of Global Human Rights Politics (Cambridge, 2018), and has published articles in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
The most successful teams are diverse, but diversity in the absence of intentional and inclusive practices is not enough. The latest evidence from the Science of Team Science—the interdisciplinary, scientific study of teams—reveals that diversity’s power depends upon purposeful inclusion. This interactive workshop will explain how diversity helps teams improve their performance and generate more innovative ideas while exploring the concepts of psychological safety and the inclusion mindset.
Psychological safety allows team members to feel safe to engage in interpersonal risk-taking, which is essential for team performance and innovation. The inclusion mindset helps us reframe how we interpret situations, promoting acceptance and learning while preventing defensiveness and alienation. In these ways, psychological safety and purposeful inclusion are essential for leveraging the richness that diversity adds to the collaborative process.
During the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their experiences with the inclusive team practices of psychological safety and mindset reframing. This will allow for a synthesis of practical insights, creating concrete, tangible applications for participants and their teams.