Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership Alumnus launches scientific leadership workshop

June 12, 2017

Since graduating in 2015 with a Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership (MATL) from the School of Theology and Ministry, John Fauver has been developing and integrating leadership theories, models, and experiences at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) as their Environmental Health and Safety Manger. He is responsible for managing the laboratory safety, hazard communication, industrial hygiene, infection control, carbon footprint and sustainability programs for Fred Hutch and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). 

John also has a passion for developing new and interactive tools for educating faculty and staff on various environmental health and safety and sustainability topics. John partnered with the director of scientific career development at Fred Hutch and has launched a scientific leadership workshop targeting postdocs and senior graduate students to develop leadership skills beyond the laboratory. 

The course helps participants define the process of creating effective change, and using leadership skills to break down silos and build an inclusive environment. It engages in exercises of conflict resolution and stakeholder engagement, while helping to identify personal values and leadership vision, by drawing on skills gained from experiences, role models, and mentors. By the end of the course, participants will gain leadership skills that move beyond conventional science and will help them navigate and become successful in their scientific career.

John reflects, “The leadership workshops, career planning and coaching I do is directly related to my MATL degree. My career goals are to work with leaders, teams and organizations in developing their constituents and leadership programs.”

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