The Research Administration Institute (RAI) Leadership Series (RAI-LS) is designed to provide leadership and management training for senior-level research administrators. The RAI Leadership Series is required for RACI classified leadership positions as well as others in leadership roles as identified by Campus, School of Medicine/Nursing, and Central Administration Management Centers.
Beginning in FY21, RAI is transitioning from a single, one-day event, to a leadership series focusing on building leadership skills in support of Duke’s ever-changing work environment and building community across research administration leaders. The Office of Education for Research Administration and Finance (OERAF) will host monthly, hour-long RAI-LS sessions with each session focusing on a specific, relevant leadership topic. Depending on the topic, participants may be asked to complete small assignments pre or post session.
RAI-LS participants will be asked to complete a specific number of RAI sessions annually in order to be compliant and earn certification. For FY21certification years, participants will be required to complete five RAI-LS sessions. RAI-LS participants who are maintaining RAI-LS certification will be provided with requirements each fiscal year. It is important to note, since RAI-LS focuses on leadership skills, it is completely separate from other Duke RACI certifications (RAA, AGM, FCC, RAI) and must be maintained separately from those certifications.
RAI-LS participants who are required to complete the certification will be notified directly by OERAF and will be provided with specific information including topics and dates of sessions.
Individuals who have RAI, but are not in RACI leadership positions or other positions identified by management centers to participate in RAI-LS, will maintain their current RAI by completing annual CE requirements for other Duke certificate programs.