Preparing to Manage Research Groups

Course Overview

This course is aimed at research staffs who will be managing a research team in the future or who have just begun to do so.

What will I get out of this course?
  • Identify the particular challenges of leading research teams
  • Understand what makes teams effective or ineffective
  • Understand team dynamics and how to create a functioning, healthy team
  • Learn key management techniques such as giving feedback, delegation and managing one to one and team meetings
  • Develop awareness of own personality type and its impact on communication, thinking, decision-making and interaction
  • Recognise and learn how to manage stress
  • Explore how to adapt leadership styles to meet challenges of the research environment
  • Learn ways to coordinate different strands of work whilst respecting the autonomy and independence of individuals
  • Appreciate different working styles and the impact on motivation and engagement
Who is it for?

More experienced research staff who may have started managing PhD students or staff and are likely to be managing their own research group in the near future.

Participant preparation needed?


Additional Information

This is a longer programme of four workshops and four action-learning seminars run over 3 months. A comprehensive manual accompanies the course, which is designed to give participants the skills, knowledge and confidence to develop their own management style.

What prior experience do I need?


Formal assessment


Length of course

Four workshops and four action learning set groups over three months.

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