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Research Team Leadership in Changing Times - Online Programme

Enhance your capabilities as a research leader and nurture your career potential with our online Research Team Leadership in Changing Times - Online Programme.

COVID-19 update

In light of the current global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak our Research Team Leadership programme has been redesigned as an online programme, specifically exploring the challenges of leading a research team in changing times. 

The programme is open for bookings however, the start date will be 8 July 2020 (moved from 14 May).

 You can view details of the current status of all our upcoming conferences, events and programmes here. You can also view our coronavirus (COVID-19) updates page for the latest information and advice.

Research Team Leadership in Changing Times is a two-day online course designed to develop your skills as a research team leader with particular reference to supporting research leaders and their teams in these changing times.

Effective leadership is critical to the success of any team. For those new to a research team leadership role, developing the necessary practical skills combined with the requirements of meeting research delivery objectives can be particularly challenging. This programme addresses the unique issues caused by the conflicting demands of teaching and administration within a research team function.

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Research Team Leadership in Changing Times
Start date: 8 July 2020 (moved from 14 May)
End date: 9 July 2020
Location: Online

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Developing the leadership skills of both research professionals and academics

Research Team Leadership in Changing Times is designed to develop the skills of research team leaders by providing a pragmatic framework to equip them with the skills to lead with confidence in an increasingly challenging research context. The programme offers a variety of solutions and approaches to team building and gaining co-operation from colleagues, using techniques to enhance team equality, diversity, depth and clarity.

This is exactly the programme that every academic should complete in their first five years, and repeat at a later stage. It is absolutely excellent and just what I have been looking for over a number of years."

Dr Valerie Pinfield, Head of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University

How is the programme delivered

Research Team Leadership in Changing Times is a two-day online programme, where participants:

  • undertake pre-work to enable participants to develop a vision for their research career and assess their leadership in a range of research team functions.
  • take part in a series of interactive and practical sessions which includes a mixture of exercises, discussions, demonstrations and presentations, aimed at developing their team leadership skills.
  • consider different approaches to leadership in a research context, including: team building, running effective team meetings, resolving conflicts, vision and action planning.

Over the two-day online programme, participants will take part in a series of interactive and practical sessions aimed at developing their team leadership skills. 

Day one

  • Listening Skills
  • Teams and Team Working
  • Team Dynamics
  • Approaches to Leadership
  • Needs and Responsibilities (Functions?)
  • What should Research Team Leaders do?

Day two

  • Running Effective Meetings
  • Challenges of Leading and Managing Research Teams in Changing Times
  • Supporting your Researchers
  • Research Team Leadership Case Study
  • Personal Vision and Action Planning
  • Individual Consultations

What are the programme outcomes

The Research Team Leadership in Changing Times programme allows participants to reflect upon their personal vision for their research career in terms of the role of a Research Team Leader. They will review what it means to take on a team leadership role, how to engage in team working and team building, and practice relevant key leadership skills such as listening.

By the end of the programme, they will have considered and prepared an action plan that will enable them to implement their learning to enhance research activity within their institution.

Participants will also gain experience of using on-line tools for one-to-one, small group and research team meetings and for creating breakout spaces, sharing information and fostering collaboration.

The programme will particularly benefit individuals and institutions preparing for REF submissions and looking to enhance research performance and outputs.


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