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Getting the Best from Yourself and Others

Regardless of your career direction, whether it be within academic or industrial research or something completely unrelated, it is likely that you will have to take responsibility for leading and managing other people as well as yourself. Using a version of Myers Briggs Personality Typing, this course explores issues around the management and leadership of colleagues, and managing motivation and communication.

The course is also designed to help you understand your own strengths, weaknesses and personal effectiveness, and to help you create an action plan for the future.

A sandwich lunch will be provided. Vegetarians will be catered for, but participants with other dietary constraints may prefer to bring their lunch with them.

[Please note workshop VENUE before registering]

Aimed at

Research staff and end-stage doctoral researchers


This workshop is appropriate for post-doctoral researchers and PhD students who are nearing the completion of their PhDs.

It will support professional and career development planning.

Joining instructions

Date, time and venue

  • Date = Tuesday 31 January 2017
  • Time = 10.00 - 16.30
  • Venue = Room ED.4.02, Cass School of Education, University of East London, Water Lane, Stratford E15 4LZ


On arrival

Participants from Brunel University London and Queen Mary should report to the Water Lane reception desk, where they will be directed to the Cass School of Education.

University of East London Stratford Campus Water Lane London E15 4LZ

The campus is about 15 minutes’ walk from Stratford station. The landmarks for the walk are the Stratford Centre shopping mall, the church and the hotel.

  • Exit the station, bear left and cross over the road to the Stratford Centre. (Do not go into the Westfield shopping centre – that is the wrong direction!)
  • Walk through the Stratford Centre shopping mall; then bear left and walk to the church (you can walk to the left or the right of the church) on the junction, from where you will be able to see the Ibis Hotel.
  • Keep the Ibis Hotel on your left to walk along the Romford Road.
  • Turn left into Water Lane and then turn right into The Green, where you will see the main reception.

Key learning outcomes

Bye the end of the workshop, you will be able to understand your own strengths, weaknesses and personal effectiveness in relation to managing, leading and motivating colleagues.

You will have created an effective action plan for the future around these skills.

Presented by

Dr Steve Hutchinson,

Session outline and aims

This special one day event forms part of a series of collaborative workshops between Brunel University London, The University of East London and Queen Mary University of London. This particular workshop is hosted by The University of East London Graduate School and provides a valuable opportunity for researchers to learn, network and collaborate together across institutions.

The course is suitable for postdoctoral researchers and late-stage postgraduate researchers.


Specific skills focused on in this session



Leadership and management

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to do your research and career

Skills needed to disseminate your research

Skills needed to develop your research and career

This workshop is provided by

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