Research Leadership Programme

Please note, this programme is aimed at those leading research teams or supervising researchers who are able to attend all four half-day sessions.

The programme has at its heart an experiential-based approach to learning that is directly related to your individual context. It is founded on a strengths-based approach to leadership which filters through into interlocking themes of developing yourself and developing the team or group within which you work.

The programme therefore aims to:

  1. Explore knowledge and understanding of leadership concepts, theory and practice.
  2. Encourage self-awareness and reflection on personal leadership style strengths, skills and capabilities.
  3. Provide an understanding of the nature of teams/groups, their effective development and supporting high performance.
  4. Develop skills and understanding to encourage support, motivation and the development of others.

 

Session 1: Leading Research 30th November 2017, 9.15-13.15

Audience: Open to those nominated by institute only

  • What is leadership?
  • Leadership myths
  • Management vs. Leadership
  • Basic Models of Leadership
  • Power, and how to lead without it

 

Session 2: Leading Others: Growth, Development & Performance 25th January 2018, 9.15-13.15

Audience: Open to those nominated by institute only

  • Team roles (are you in a group or a team?)
  • Team development (Luckman)
  • Motivation and peak performance (psych contracts)
  • Managing the maverick

 

Session 3: Research Strategy and Culture 19th March 2018, 9.15-13.15

Audience: Open to those nominated by institute only

  • Is there a strategy?
  • Culture eats strategy for breakfast
  • Positively affecting culture
  • Emotionally intelligent leadership

 

Session 4: The Successful Researcher 29th May 2018, 9.15-13.15

Audience: Open to those nominated by institute only

  • Being creative
  • Leading for outstanding performance
  • Leadership Challenge model
  • Transformative Leadership
  • What are you going to change, why, how, by when?

 

Personal Effectiveness as a Researcher 10th July 2018

This session will aim to give you some hints and tips (based on current research evidence and personal experience of self and others) to help you be more effective as a researcher, whether you are studying for a research degree or engaging in research as part of your job role. There will be the opportunity to share experiences with other colleagues and hopefully find the best way forward for you! Prof Francis-Smythe has extensive research and practical experience as an Occupational Psychologist in the area of personal effectiveness at work and has delivered a number of seminars to both academic and business audiences related to this topic.

 

Effectively Leading Others in Research 5th June 2018, 12.15-13.45

This session will aim to give you some hints and tips (based on current research evidence and personal experience of self and others) to help you develop as a research leader.   The emphasis is on ‘leading others in research’ as opposed to become ‘leading light’ in your own research area. There will be the opportunity to share experiences with other colleagues and hopefully find the best way forward for you! Prof Francis-Smythe has extensive research and practical experience as an Occupational Psychologist in the area of leadership and has delivered a number of seminars to both academic and business audiences related to this topic.