Developing Yourself and Leading Others

This cluster supports YOU TO DEVELOP YOURSELF BUT ALSO TO DEVELOP THOSE AROUND YOU. tHE WORKSHOPS WILL ENABLE YOU TO BECOME A MORE EFFECTIVE RESEARCHER IN YOUR OWN RIGHT BUT ALSO TO SUPPORT THOSE AROUND YOU TO BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE.
04/01/2017 12.15-1.45 JLG014 Personal Effectiveness as a Researcher Prof Jan Francis-Smythe
23/02/2017 12.15-1.45 EEG020 Values Based Approach to Leadership Prof Geoffrey Elliott
23/03/2017 12.15-1.45 EEG020 Inspiration and Perspiration: Maintaining Personal Resilience During Your Doctoral Study Prof Eleanor Bradley
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

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. http://ema.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/11/06/1741143213494891

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.

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