Research Team Leadership
Application Deadline: Friday 5 May 2017
Module One: Thursday 18 - Friday 19 May 2017
Location: Etc.venues Farringdon- The Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Garden, Clerkenwell, London EC1N 8HN
- Application deadline:
- Friday 05 May 2017
- £875.00 Member Price
- £1,095.00 Non Member Price
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The programme will be delivered by facilitators Dr David Faraday and Shirley Wardell who have extensive experience of research team leadership. The programme will run over two days.
Day one will look at:
- Listening skills
- Team working, team building and team practice
- Understanding different approaches to leadership
- The leader's role and responsibilities
- What research team leaders do
- Team and leadership exercises
Day two will look at:
- Running effective team meetings, including a demonstration team meeting
- Resolving conflicts between research, teaching and administration
- Research team leadership case study
- Personal vision and action planning
- Mini-coaching session
- Further team and leadership exercises
Programme overall outcome
By the end of the programme participants will have:
- Practiced and developed their listening skills
- Reviewed and reflected upon the role of a research team leader
- Practiced or reviewed taking on a team leadership role
- Considered ways to address and resolve the conflicting demands of research, teaching and administration
- Considered how to implement their learning to enhance research activity
- Reflected upon their personal vision for their research career
- Prepared an action plan for implementing their learning
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This programme will be benefit those 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. This is also ideal for those who have had little or no leadership development.
RTL Application Deadline: Friday 5 May 2017
Etc.venues Farringdon- The Hatton
51-53 Hatton Garden
London EC1N 8HN
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The programme fee includes all costs associated with:
- Lunch and refreshments during the programme times
- External speakers
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Leadership Foundation Key Associate
David was formerly a senior lecturer at the University of Surrey, where he was responsible for professional training and skills development in chemical engineering. While at Surrey, David also led a small research team conducting research in bioprocess engineering, distillation and membrane separations, and secured funding worth £1.1 million from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Hefce and the European Commission. David led the TRANSEND project (Hefce, Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning (FDTL)) - this concerned the dissemination of good practice in skills development across engineering in higher education - and he was the inaugural recipient of the Frank Morton Medal for ‘Excellence in Teaching in Chemical Engineering’.
In addition, David was also an Esso Teaching Fellow, and the recipient of numerous awards and grants in teaching and training. David is now a management and personal skills development trainer, with particular expertise in leadership, team working and communication skills, as well as being an experienced facilitator.
David’s current training clients include the Royal Collection Enterprises Ltd (Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace), the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the University of Surrey and the University of Southampton.
In January 2006, David was appointed as the director of the Adair Leadership Foundation.
Leadership Foundation Associate
Shirley Wardell has been a leadership skills trainer since 1995. She is an owner-director of Evolve LEADTEAM Ltd, as well as the business development director of the Adair Leadership Foundation.
Shirley is also a senior Thinking Environment consultant and coach. The ‘Thinking Environment’ is a model of excellence for organisational relationships, change management and individual development. In addition to using this approach with commercial clients, Shirley has applied it successfully in higher education in disciplines, ranging from chemical engineering to the arts. Shirley also has expertise in John Adair’s Action Centred Leadership model, and is engaged in research into developing a coaching framework for leadership development based on this approach.
Shirley trains undergraduates and postgraduates in leadership skills at the University of Surrey and the University of Southampton. She contributes directly to leadership and coaching research projects conducted by the University of Surrey, School of Management. Shirley has also been a leadership trainer at the National School of Government since 1997, and has delivered courses for the Department for Education, the Department of Constitutional Affairs (now the Ministry of Justice) and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (now the Department for Communities and Local Government). Her commercial clients include Andrew Page, BP, Robert Bosch Ltd., Blaupunkt, TMP World Wide/Monster, Best People in IT and Digital Steps.
Shirley has a diploma in performance coaching and is a member of the Association of Coaches, an associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a member of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management, as well as a Licentiate Teacher in Speech and Drama.
"The team exercises really brought to life what it meant to be a good leader. In these microcosms, it was possible to see exactly what works (and what doesn't) when leading teams. These learning experiences were transformative and will impact significantly upon my behaviour when leading teams in future."
Dr Joe Cox, Director of Undergraduate Programmes in Economics, Economics and Finance Subject Group, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth
"You come away refreshed with a completely new perspective that feels comfortable for you"
Professor Jane Powell, Professor of Public Health Economics, University of the West of England.
Shirley Wardell and Dr David Faraday talk about the RTL programme
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