I would strongly encourage other Research Team Leaders to attend this course. It is a very stimulating and intensive 2 days, with lots of learning opportunities. And it's fun! The facilitators are very knowledgeable and approachable, and the programme is well structured, with theoretical and experiential learning well integrated.
Research Team Leadership is offered as a bespoke programme. It is designed to develop an individual’s skills as a research team leader, at a time when they may be new to leadership. The two-day programme takes place at your institution, and has the added value of developing a community of leaders who can share and debate research issues together.
Taking part in this programme creates a network of leaders, within your institution who have a common understanding of the approaches that can be deployed to lead change and who will be able to continue to provide support for each other.
The participants will be lecturers, senior lecturers or readers, who have recently been appointed as principal investigators or who are currently leading small research teams (up to six researchers), with responsibility for leading contract research staff and postgraduate research students, as well as technical and administrative support staff.
Focus and benefits
Research Team Leadership will enable participants to discover how to build and lead a research team, run effective research team meetings, motivate and support individual researchers and develop their own role as a team leader. It will enhance participants’ capabilities as research leaders, and so develop their career potential.
The course will be delivered by facilitators with extensive experience of research team leadership and a thorough knowledge of the challenges involved in conducting publicly funded research. Consequently, this programme will help prepare participants for the leadership challenges involved in delivering research on time and within resource constraints, ensuring timely publication of research findings.
Benefits for the institution include:
Benefits for the team include:
Personal benefits for participants include:
Special features of Research Team Leadership include:
Research Team Leadership will start with the preparation of a personal research vision (a template will be provided). Other preparation may also be required.
Research Team Leadership also includes post-course follow-up from the facilitators.
Participants will be strongly encouraged to support one another in implementing their action planning. They will also be given the opportunity to review their personal vision with a facilitator.
Contact Andy Shenstone, Director of Consultancy to find out more.