New Researcher Developement: Leadership & Teamworking

Leadership & Teamworking

New Researcher Development Workshop

Leadership & Team-working Workshop 

Friday 19th May 2017

This half day workshop is designed specifically for postgraduates who are interested in further developing their skillset in order to enhance their employment prospects beyond graduation. When hiring new team members, the professional environment is now increasingly choosing individuals with transferable skills such as leadership, team-working, strong communication, negotiation and cooperative working. How an individual perceives their own working style, what their preferences are and how they interact with and manage others is a key part of this, and researchers can benefit from exploring their own personal method of working.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course:

  • the leadership case study will help students to recognise and relate to specific leadership practices and employ these in their own work;
  • participants will be able to apply the knowledge from the workshop to the development of their own personal leadership style;
  • participants will be introduced to team roles and will be able to identify their own personal preferences based on the Belbin SPI evaluation;
  • each participant will emerge with a personal action plan for their own professional development;
  • participants will be able to draw on the leadership and teamwork experience they gain at the workshop and apply this knowledge to real world environments.

 Course structure

  • An introduction to different organisational cultures.
  • An introduction to leadership: what is leadership? The different types and styles of leadership, finding leadership opportunities, leadership case study (or studies).
  • Team roles – Belbin SPI overview and group exercise. (**optional)
  • Group exercise – solve a problem, requires participation from all group members, negotiation skills, cooperation and competition with another group.
  • Design a personal action plan for professional development using action plan cards.

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3 Minute Thesis Competition

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The Graduate School are delighted to announce the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition for 2017 is now open.

What is the 3 Minute Thesis Competition?

3 Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in JUST three minutes in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The competition is held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide.

How does it work?

Each university host their own competition with the winner going forward to represent their university in the National UK Online Semi-final in July 2017 hosted by Vitae. The top six finalists are then selected and go on to the UK final which takes place during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference in September 2017.

How to Enter

If you would like to enter the University of Lincoln 3MT competition please click HERE for more information and to download an application form.

Please note the closing date for this competition is Friday 31st March 2017, you will also need to be available to attend the UoL 3MT final on Wednesday 10th May.

If you would like to be part of the audience at the Lincoln 3MT final you can register for your ticket HERE.

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Weekly Round Up

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Your First Conference – Thesis Whisperer

Your word count means nothing to me – Research Whisperer

Co-writing strategies or what could go wrong! – Dr Pat Thompson

8 ways to relieve stress at work – Guardian Careers

The Evolution of PhD Writing – PhD Life Warwick 

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Weekly Round Up

weekly-roundup

Welcome!

Missed our posts this week, don’t worry The Weekly Round Up is here and provides you with another opportunity to read them all again.

Here you go…enjoy!

The 30 Second Thesis – Thesis Whisperer

How to write a simple research methods section – Research Whisperer

The other problem with research social networks –  Dr Pat Thompson

4 Steps to getting a better title – LSE Blogs

Advice for writing a blog post from your journal article – Writing for Research

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