Free places on Enhancing Professional Effectiveness for Research Staff


Limited free places (booking essential) available on two pilots for Vitae’s new workshop for research staff – Enhancing Professional Effectiveness – the latest instalment in the Researcher Futures suite of development tailored specifically for research staff.

Research Staff Futures: Enhancing Professional Effectiveness (previously known as Establishing Yourself: Productivity and People)
A one-day workshop for early-career research staff in the first or second postdoctoral research role.

This event is running twice – please book on only one:

Tuesday 11 November 2014 – 09:30 – 16:00

University of Portsmouth, Hampshire

Workshop booking form:

Thursday 4 December 2014 – 09:30 – 16:30 (yes, it is half an hour longer!)

University of Sussex (jointly hosted with the University of Brighton), East Sussex

Workshop booking form:
Course content:
The course will cover the theme of being more productive and working more effectively with others, particularly:

  • through inclusion of specific training on: Research Management: including time and task prioritisation skills
  • working with Others: taking in information and communicating arguments effectively and cultural understanding
  • taking the next steps to become a professional effective researcher.

This programme aimed at research staff who are in their first or second research contract post PhD or equivalent and aspire to become PIs or project team leaders. This programme therefore, is aimed at allowing Research Staff step into this role. Those individuals whose career aspirations do not involve progressing ‘up’ the research ladder (e.g. stay in their current role, or take their skills outside of the research environment) will also benefit from this training which will highlight that skills are transferable readily to other environments.


  • Research staff, within the first 3-12 months as contract research staff.
  • Researchers at a later stage in their career, such as their second research contract or first established academic position may also benefit from this programme, particularly if they are taking on new supervisory roles, taking more responsibility in collaborations, or aspire to be more effective in managing competing priorities
  • This programme is not suitable for doctoral candidates.

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