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Management and Leadership in a Research Role

Event Description


Dates: Course not currently available.


Aim: To develop participants’ knowledge and skills in management and leadership, with a focus on how to use these skills in a research environment. 


Designed for: Early career academic staff and experienced research staff, who have responsibility for managing and mentoring others within the context of their research roles and projects.  This powerful 2 day programme provides clear insights for learners into their current and potential role as a leader.  It looks at management and leadership within the context of a research role providing delegates with guidance on how they can build and develop the key skills they need to motivate and manage others. 


Outcomes:  You will gain an understanding of the role of the manager and the leader and examine both the similarities and differences between the two; You will complete a personal diagnostic which will provide insights to your own leadership style and approach; Exploration of Followers or team members and what inspires them; Review of real life Queen’s situations and leadership challenges; Shared experiences and learning with your peer group; Practical application of leadership tools including a live coaching experience. 


This programme also includes a number of follow-up sessions through which participants will be able to meet and discuss issues from their own workplace and their continuing learning about management and leadership. 


Practical Transference:  This powerful 2 day programme provides clear insights for learner into their role as a leader.  The programme will make use of real case studies from participants’ own experiences for discussion and review and will draw on peer coaching to embed the skills of coaching for excellent performance conversations.


Pre Work – Participant will complete the Myers Briggs Type Indicator online before attending the programme.


Post Programme – Participants will attend 2 ninety minute Action Learning Sets scheduled to take place 3months and 6 months after the programme is complete.  These sets will support and encourage the transfer of learning from the programme to the “real” work environment



Learning Content and Methodology


Defining Leadership

  • The role of the Research Leader in Queens University
  • Leadership v Management  - exploring the differences, similarities and where the research leader falls in this.
  • What defines effective Leadership – are leaders born or made?


Employee Engagement through Leadership

  • Understanding the importance of employee engagement and motivation in today’s turbulent environments
  • Practical Case Study and Peer Coaching work on engaging staff


Personal Awareness & Insights for Leadership

  • Participants will work to identify their personality “type” as seen through the lens of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator


Communicating with the Team

  • The Team meeting as a powerful communication forum – making it meaningful!
  • Does your team meet together?  Does your team think together?


Communicating with Individuals – a Coaching Approach

  • Coaching as a tool to generate excellent conversations and communication with staff
  • Approaching difficult situations and conversations – a construct to deliver feedback and manage a meaningful conversation


“Very well prepared and delivered”


Aims/Aimed at

To develop the audience’s knowledge and skills in management and leadership, with a focus on how to use these skills in a research environment.


Booking Information

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Effective Researcher Programme, Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related, Research
Keywords: Leadership, Research, Management, Managing, Coaching, Performance management, Team work, Self-awareness, Communication, Motivation, Emotional intelligence