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  • UNIque - a development programme for women Early-career researchers  [NEW for 20/21]
    This is a six week programme made up of an online community, interactive webinars and over 6 hours of video content, exercises and four online modules.
  • RS-QMA-001 - Leadership in Action [NEW for 20/21] - Limited space available for postdocs only. 9 sessions over 3 weeks - must be able to attend all sessions.

Leadership in Action provides you with an opportunity to practise leadership skills in a safe environment.  It is action packed with a minimal amount of theoretical input.  During the course you will undertake different activities in teams with each participant having the opportunity to lead.  The course culminates in an activity that invites you to take your leadership beyond the three days and drive forward an initiative.

 You will be supported in your learning by experienced coaches who will offer insights into how you operate in a leadership role.  You will work with researchers drawn from across different disciplines and from different universities.  You will also have the opportunity to work closely with a colleague to gain more personal insights and practice your coaching capability, which is an additional leadership skill.

This course gives you the opportunity to practise your leadership skills.  It will also help you:

  • Understand the impact of leadership styles on those being led
  • Influence people towards a common goal/purpose
  • Receive feedback on personal leadership styles and identify how these can be developed further
  • Engage with researchers from a variety of disciplines backgrounds and career stages

This course has been adapted from a highly successful three-day face-to-face course to an on-line Zoom version.  It covers the same number of hours but is offered across three weeks from 9.30 –12.00 for three mornings each week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday).  This version will also enable you to benefit from your peers in other universities and research institutes as participants will be drawn from Brunel University London, The Francis Crick Institute, King’s College London, LSE, Queen Mary University of London, Queen’s University Belfast and The University of Bath.