Vitae Midlands Hub Preparing for Leadership for Research Staff (8th – 9th January 2015), Birmingham City University A two-day professional leadership training course for research staff
Cost: This course is free to attend, however, we ask that participants pay for their own travel and overnight accommodation.
To apply for a place on this programme, complete the application form (https://www.vitae.ac.uk/events/Vitae-Midlands-Hub-Preparing-for-Leadership-for-Research-Staff)
. Research staff who are typically within the first 4 years of their postdoctoral career.
. Researchers who are starting to take on leadership roles or who wish to take on more leadership roles in the future.
. Please note a limited number of places are available for Researcher Developers wishing to observe the course. Please contact Kate Mahoney (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
The programme recognises that:
. Being effective as a researcher requires many varied skills and attributes, which may differ by discipline.
. Postdoctoral researchers may have a lot of responsibility for their projects and work, but often much less authority.
Aims of the programme
. To help you assess your current position . To identify where you would like to progress to . To identify what it takes to succeed in your current and future roles . To have a plan to achieve your goals What’s in it for me?
This programme will take participants though many aspects of leadership including:
. Leading self
. Intellectual leadership
. Team leadership
By the end of this programme, you will be better able to:
. Appreciate the critical situations that have led you to be successful to date
. Consider what leadership might mean
. Understand yourself and your preferences that will allow you to exercise leadership in a way that suits you
. Clarify the tasks that are expected of you both now and in future roles
. Identify the areas of competency that are required for the next steps into leadership positions
. Create a vision and strategy to implement; decide what is important for you
. Decide the culture you want to create
. Decide how to get the best out of other people
. Decide how to develop yourself to do all of these things more effectively
. Appreciate what is important and essential in any future role
. Develop a peer network