Information and Bookings

Tutors: Dr Liz Elvidge - Imperial College, Lenne Lillepuu (Imperial College) and Dr Emma Williams (Independent Consultant)
Cost: Internal no charge.
Duration: 2 days (residential)


Booking Imperial Staff


What does leadership in research look like? How can you provide vision and strategy alongside the day to day management of an expanding research group

Working with early career research leaders from across Imperial we will explore leadership and management using a mixture of case studies, advice from senior academics and theory. We will cover topics such as leadership styles, creating a group culture, raising the visibility of yourself and your group, conflict resolution and strategic thinking. An overarching theme will be your own personal career development. The course will be highly participative with group work and the opportunity to benefit from one-to-one coaching. Participants will have the opportunity to generate their personal Belbin Team Roles report. There will be a small amount (<1hr) of preparatory work before the course.

This two day residential course for fellows and senior postdocs will build on the materials covered in “Managing your first research group.”  Attendance on the previous course is not a prerequisite, but delegates must have experience of research management, preferably with their own research groups.  

Key areas 

  • To explore personal ideas of leadership 
  • To learn techniques for building a great team
  • To explore management structures to lead successfully
  • To focus on career development

Venue: Shendish Manor
Accommodation expenses, including meals during the course, will be met by the Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre.

If a cancellation is made less than 15 working days before the residential course start date, a £100 charge will be levied from the participant’s department. For cancellations received with less than ten days’ notice, a £250 charge will be levied from the delegate’s department.

Further information: Priority for this course will be given to fellows.