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Researcher Development : Essentials of Leadership



Education and Research


Education and Research This activity is for staff on R and E&R only contracts - grades E-G.

This session will be DELIVERED VIRTUALLY - joining instructions will be provided beforehand.

About this course:

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are a leader." (John Quincy Adams).

Leadership is a very much-studied, but still poorly understood phenomenon.

As we progress through our careers we almost inevitably will take on more leadership responsibility; whether that be deciding on the next path to take individually, influencing one other person or leading a team, group, department or organisation.

Thankfully, especially for professionals in the early stages of their career, leadership is something that can be explored and practiced before we reach a position of supervisorial or managerial authority.

This focused, online event, created especially for Early Career Researchers will help you start to understand what leadership is, how you can lead authentically and how to get the best from the people around you.

The session will aim to provide you with a practical toolkit of models and techniques and will be responsive to your needs and questions.

Come ready to ask questions, discuss and share your insights about what you see leaders doing.

Please come to the session with a working microphone and webcam and from a place where you are able to talk freely

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:.

- Understand the importance of strategic awareness, vision (both contextual and personal) and values.

- Consider personal style and authenticity.

- Feel motivated and improve how to get the best out of people.

- Create appropriate cultures and climates.

- Improve techniques for effective communication as a leader.

Who should attend this course:

The course is specifically designed for early career research staff.


This session is delivered by former academic researcher Steve Hutchinson of Hutchinson Training & Development.

Before the course:

There will be a small amount of pre-thinking sent out in advance of the session.

A joining link will be provided beforehand.

Learning provider:

This course is administered by Researcher Development; please contact for more details.

If you register for any of our sessions, it is expected that you will attend.

If you are not able to attend please log in to the `iTrent' online system to remove your name from the relevant activity before it is due to take place.

You will be expected you to attend for the whole session and for ease of administration, attendance registers will be taken at the end of each session.

Should you need to leave a session early or you experience ongoing technical issues, please email

This course occurs on the following dates
12/12/2023 Delivered Virtually 13:00 15:30 Free Steve Hutchinson 1
21/02/2024 Delivered Virtually 10:00 12:30 Free Steve Hutchinson 16

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