Developing Yourself and Leading Others

08/09/2016 12:15-1:45 WB073 Refresher Training for Research Supervisors Helen Tabinor
19/09/2016 9:15-1:15 JLG008 Research Supervisor Training Helen Tabinor and Dr John-Paul Wilson
09/11/2016 9:15-1:15 TBC Research Examiner Training Helen Tabinor
30/11/2016 12.15-1.45 JLG008 Refresher Training for Research Supervisors Helen Tabinor
04/01/2017 12.15-1.45 JLG014 Personal Effectiveness as a Researcher Prof Jan Francis-Smythe
16/02/2017 9:15-1:15 BB074 Research Examiner Training Helen Tabinor
23/02/2017 12.15-1.45 EEG020 Values Based Approach to Leadership Prof Geoffrey Elliott
21/03/2017 12:15-1:45 BB074 Refresher Training for Research Supervisors Helen Tabinor
23/03/2017 12.15-1.45 EEG020 Inspiration and Perspiration: Maintaining Personal Resilience During Your Doctoral Study Prof Eleanor Bradley
02/05/2017 9:15-1:15 EE1100 Research Supervisor Training Helen Tabinor and Dr John-Paul Wilson
04/05/2017 12.15-1.45 EEG020 Effectively Leading Others in Research Prof Jan Francis-Smythe
17/05/2017 5:15-6:45 EE2012 External Research Relationships and Collaboration Prof Jo Smith
21/06/2017 12:15-1:45 JL2002 Refresher Training for Research Supervisors Helen Tabinor

Leadership: A Values Based Approach – Prof. Geoffrey Elliot

This session will consider theoretical approaches to leadership in organisations, and will assess to what extent considerations of ethics and values has informed scholarly thinking in this area. It will be of value to those studying leadership and management in a variety of contexts, especially in Business, Education and Health. Questions considered are likely to include:

  • What is participants’ experience of leadership?
  • Why should we study leadership in organisations?
  • What are the dominant models of leadership that have informed academic work?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches?
  • Are values and ethics important for leaders and the study of leadership?
  • How can leadership be studied at doctoral level?

Suggested reading

Elliott, G. (2012) Policy, performativity and partnership: an ethical leadership perspective, Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 17 (4) 423-433

Elliott, G (2013) Critical practice leadership in post-compulsory education, Educational Management, Administration and Leadership, first published on-line on November 7, 2013 as doi:10.1177/1741143213494891.

Inspiration and Perspiration: Maintaining Personal Resilience During Your Doctoral Study – Prof Eleanor Bradley

Undertaking a PhD presents a range of challenges which extend beyond the academic arena.  Part-time students face particular challenges which relate to the balance of home, work and study – but many of these will be common to all doctoral students.  Professor Eleanor Bradley is an experienced PhD supervisor who will share tips and techniques for students to develop the resilience to conduct high quality doctoral work and encourage timely completion.

External Research Relationships and Collaboration – Prof. Jo Smith

This workshop will explore the topic of external research partnerships and collaboration. What are the potential benefit and the risks? What factors need to be considered when embarking on an external collaboration/partnership in terms of leadership and collective responsibilities. The workshop will identify key elements to discuss and agree when drawing up a partnership agreement to support a successful collaboration.

The format will include some brief group exercises and small group discussion to allow participants with experience of external collaboration to share and discuss personal experiences of successful and unsuccessful partnerships and to consider factors that are critical to partnership success or failure. A PowerPoint slide presentation will cover key points of the workshop.

The workshop would be appropriate for students coming towards the end of their research degree or staff seeking advice on how to network and form collaborations but also would be appropriate for staff who are currently working on funded or unfunded projects with external collaborators.

Research Supervisor Training – Helen Tabinor and Dr John-Paul Wilson

The University of Worcester currently awards the following research degrees: Masters by Research (MRes), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Professional Doctorates. At Worcester we use a team of two or more supervisors where each member of the team will be expected to bring a specific strength to the project. At least one (and normally two members) of the team will be a member of staff at Worcester, i.e. an ‘internal supervisor’. As the internal supervisor(s) will provide the bulk of the supervision we want to ensure that all our supervisors are properly trained and have the skills required to support their student through the research degree programme. The Research Degree Supervisor Training is a half day training session designed for those new to research degree supervision or new to research degree supervision at Worcester. The session includes a mixture of interactive workshops, some focussed on regulatory and procedural matters relating to the research degree programme at Worcester and others focussed on supervisory methods and practice. As the workshop attracts colleagues from across all academic disciplines with varying levels of supervisory experience then the sessions benefits from a wealth of shared experiences. If you are interested in engaging with research degree supervision then the workshop is mandatory. Once you have completed the session and submitted your CV to Research Degrees Board, you will then be entered onto our Register of Approved Supervisors and able to join a supervisory team.

Refresher Training for Research Degree Supervisors – Helen Tabinor

All current, active research degree supervisors on the Register of Approved Supervisors are required to attend Refresher Training for Research Supervisors once every 3 years. The date that this training is due will be calculated from the date you originally attended Research Supervisor Training. Refresher training takes place over lunch and is an informal session where we refresh some of the core regulations and look at key changes that have been made to research degree regulations and procedures over the last 3 years. At the end of this session is an opportunity for you to share your own personal experiences of supervision and to reflect on areas that could benefit from change in the future.

Research Examiner Training – Helen Tabinor

This workshop provides an overview of the examination process for research degrees at the University of Worcester and identifies good practice for research degree examiners both in marking the thesis and at the viva. It will be useful for any staff who wish to act as a research degree examiner and for research degree supervisors who wish to gain greater knowledge of the examination process.

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