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Leading Brilliance to Breakthrough

Strategies for effectively leading high-performance research teams.

Course Description

This programme is designed to help current and future leaders develop their leadership skills, specifically related to leading teams in scientific and academic environments.  Our approach to leadership development is designed to inspire and develop collaborative, creative leaders who thrive in a multi-disciplinary environment.  Our tailored programme explores the application of situational leadership concepts to a variety of leadership challenges and covers a range of techniques to address issues commonly arising within research groups. Through dynamic lectures, self-assessment instruments, case studies, and small group discussions, participants take leadership to the next level.

Core Modules:

  • Personal Leadership Styles – Participants will explore the different types of leadership styles, learn more about their own personal leadership style and understand their unique strengths and weaknesses as a leader.
  • Building & Leading Strong (multi-disciplinary) Teams –  Participants will learn specific strategies for building and leading a cohesive team with a shared vision and common purpose.
  • Leading Change – Leading a team through change is challenging.  In this module, we explore specific elements and actions required to effectively lead any team through a phase of change.
  • Leading Research Groups – Research groups and teams have a unique dynamic with unique challenges.  Even more so when leading multi-disciplinary, multi-national, multi-organisational research groups.  In this module we explore strategies to be applied in these unique situations.
  • Decision Making – Leaders have to make tough decisions.  Great leaders typically make tough decisions quickly.  In this module, we’ll explore how leaders can/should approach the tough decisions they will almost certainly face. Participants will have the opportunity to gain experience making difficult decisions through a series of case studies.

Length:  .5 Day – 2 Days (ongoing leadership coaching also available)

Group Size: 6 – 35

Target Audience:  Early Career Researchers

Course Info