Toolbox at NORDP
On April 29, 2015, the Toolbox Project joined forces with Holly Falk-Krzesinski (Elsevier, Northwestern University) to deliver a workshop, “Collaborative Communication for Team Science”, at the 2015 National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) Annual Research Development Conference in Bethesda, MD (). The 4-hour workshop involved 35 participants from the NORDP community, who received a “train-the-trainer” exposure to the Toolbox dialogue method. After an opening introduction to the approach, the participants divided into three groups and participated in introductory Toolbox dialogue sessions facilitated by Steve Crowley (Toolbox Project, Boise State), Michael O’Rourke (Toolbox Project, MSU), and Dr. Falk-Krzesinski. The workshop concluded with activities and discussions designed to identify ways in which this approach could prove useful for trainees and investigators at their home institutions.