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NIAID Shares Successful Workplace Training Strategy

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NIAID’s Scientific Review Program created a training strategy based on FEVS results.
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The Scientific Review Program (SRP) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) developed a strategic training plan to emphasize the importance of quality relationships with stakeholders, a commitment to best practices in peer review, innovation in program and branch leadership, and development of leadership skills. The roadmap provides an integrated training series coordinated and customized specifically to support evolution across these four areas over time. 

SRP partnered with NIAID’s Office of Workforce Effectiveness to build a strong foundation with psychological safety and emotional intelligence training and then collaborated with NIH’s Ombuds Office to create a monthly Lunch and Learn Series focused on relevant follow up topics to help ensure sustainable implementation of knowledge and skills. 

As a part of implementing the plan, the program also partners with the NIH Training Center to help identify facilitators. SRP’s workplace culture continues to evolve, in part, based on relevant training that supports the program’s pursuit of excellence in peer review, and is seeing low attrition, a continued positive work culture and outstanding FEVS results year after year with 2023 showing all core items as strengths. 

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