Leadership in Action
Professional Development Programme

Overview: Leadership in Action is a three-day intensive experiential Leadership Programme designed to prepare researchers for leadership in their chosen research field, or within the wider community.

Participants: UCL Research staff in grades 6 - 8 roles, with little or no previous or current leadership experience.

What you do need is a commitment to learn about yourself, to reflect on and improve on your leadership and to help others do the same.

Date: 2nd - 4th March 2016

Venue: Central London (exact location to be confirmed with joining instructions).

The course will help you to:

  • Explore the concept of leadership
  • Build confidence in your leadership style
  • Give yourself more choices in how you lead
  • Understand the impact you have on those you are leading
  • Influence people towards a common goal
  • Identify how these skills can benefit you in your current research role and beyond

What does the course involve?

  • Practical, experiential learning
  • A chance for all participants to lead a group project
  • Support and feedback on your leadership style from expert coaches

Previous participants said:

  • “Visionary, empowering and encouraging”

  • “A great confidence building course with a chance to really think about how you lead and how you want to lead”

  • “Hands on rather than theoretical; just what I needed!”

  • “Unique, inspiring, intense, essential and thoroughly enjoyable”

Pre-requisites: Participants are required to commit to all of the Programme dates.

Booking Information:

The cost per head for the Programme is £1000, but UCL Research staff may participate for FREE as the costs will be met by UCL HR Organisational Development.

Please note: Successful applicants will be asked to send a £50 personal cheque/cash deposit.*

*The deposit will returned on completion of the Programme. The cheque / cash will be banked in the case of non-attendance or late cancellation.

Researcher Development Framework Categories:

  • C) Research Management
  • D) Personal Effectiveness
  • E) Communication Skills

How to apply? Please complete the Application Form (Googledoc)

Closing Date for Applications is 5.00pm on Thursday 11 February 2016.

OD Course Contact: Zara Chaudhry