I am currently leading the organisation of ELIXIR NL Galaxy workshop (training course) which will take place in Amsterdam in October 2018. More information about this workshop can be found from here. This workshop is a product of collaboration. A detailed schedule can be found in https://galaxy-2018.bioinformatician.science/.
Organising this event is very different from but no less challenging than doing research, and it requires more skills than research does. I believe a good leading organizer should be kind, communicative, calm, patient, shrewd, trustful, influential and courageous.
I regard this organizing experience as a mindfulness practice and I am so grateful to everyone in the team for the nice teamwork.
(Updated on Oct.20 2018) I was so pleased to finish this workshop as an organizer and lecturer. Here is a post where I am sharing my mindfulness practice in the workshop organization.