Preparing For Leadership
Research Staff Development Programme

Participants: This two day workshop is suitable for all UCL researchers.

Please note that you will be required to attend both days of this workshop.

Workshop Aims:

  • to help you assess your current position
  • to identify where you would like to progress to
  • to identify what it takes to succeed in your current and future roles
  • to have a plan to achieve your goals

Workshop Approach: Focuses on personal development and action coaching therefore you will be asked to help your colleagues find their own solutions to the issues they are facing and encourage them to commit to action. The other participants will be asked to help you in return.

Experiential, coaching, and action learning focused. Participants are guided by an experienced facilitator(s), rather than taught.

Workshop Preparation: The Organisational Development Team will email the preparatory work two week's before the workshop.

Anticipated Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, you will be better able to:

  • appreciate the critical situations that have led you to be successful to date
  • consider what leadership might mean
  • understand yourself and your preferences that will allow you to exercise leadership in a way that suits you
  • clarify the tasks that are expected of you both now and in future roles
  • identify the areas of competency that are required for the next steps into leadership positions
  • create a vision and strategy to implement; decide what is important for you
  • decide the culture you want to create
  • decide how to get the best out of other people
  • improve the results from groups, teams and meetings
  • appreciate what is important and essential in any future role
  • develop a peer network

Researcher Development Framework Categories:

  • Professional and career development (B3)
  • Working with others (D1)

Facilitator: Paul Toombs Associates

Date, time and venue: Two day workshop.

Please note that you will be required to attend both days of this workshop.

  • Day 1 - 12th February 2018
  • Day 2 - 13th February 2108


  • Free for UCL Research Staff 

How to book: Booking Form

OD Course Contact: Khiera Yusuf

Cancellation: Please note that there has been a change to the cancellation policy. The course cancellation and no show fee is £100 starting from the 2015/16 academic year. This charge is applicable to Organisational Development Courses and supersedes all other information regarding this policy elsewhere on the UCL website and training booking system. Additional charges may be incurred on some courses. Read more about cancellation >>.