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Professional Skills for Research Leaders Course Online and Self Assessment Exercise

This introductory course offers a broad overview of some of the key principles and practices that underpin successful leadership in research. It will support with developing many of the professional skills (including grant-writing, team-building, collaboration, career planning and communication) and, through the on-screen activities and the 'Portfolio activities' in this course, participants can build an action plan to focus on the sections that are most relevant for their needs.

Aimed at

Doctoral Researchers (final stage), Early Career Researchers

Presented by

Brunel Graduate School - Online Research & Teaching Courses

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this session participants will have an understanding of:
  • Identifying their strengths and developmental needs
  • Setting new and more challenging goals that encourage higher levels of performance and more advanced roles
  • How their career strategy might be impacted by the broader higher education research context
  • Sources of support to create a clear development plan to help them achieve their goals

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Specific skills focused on in this session

Research management

Personal effectiveness

Career management

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to develop your research and career

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

Develops skills relevant to the following domains of the RDF:

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