UCL Human Resources


Leadership in action

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.

Course content

This session will cover:

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

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able 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 

Intended audience

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

Researcher Development framework (RDF) subdomain

This course supports the following RDF subdomains ( find out more about the RDF).

  • Personal effectiveness (B)
  • Research governance and organisation (C)