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    SPIRAL - Project Management for Research and K.E.
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This online workshop will look at the tools and techniques used in managing research projects which will build processes and structures that support project delivery.

Duration 2 sessions

Course Type Series

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: For academics / researchers managing projects

This online workshop will look at the tools and techniques used in managing research projects which will help you build processes and structures that support project delivery. The programme consists of two webinars and an online learning programme.  Throughout the online programme you will be encouraged to apply the tools and processes which the programme discusses to your current projects.

Please note: Completion of the workshop sessions and a post workshop assessment will enable you to obtain a CMI Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management (Unit: Managing Projects to Achieve Results).

If you would like to complete this additional CMI accreditation, a £220 fee needs to be paid by the participant to My Consultants Ltd. This £220 fee covers the external costs associated with the assessments and administration relating to the award – this is entirely optional and not a requirement for attending the course in any way.

Any member of staff is able to attend the course as usual, only those who wish to gain the additional CMI accreditation need to pay the £220 fee.

Further details will be delivered during the workshop.

During the workshop we will:

  • Explore different project management approaches and methodologies (APM / AGILE / PRINCEII), tools and techniques and how these can be applied when managing research projects
  • Examine how to effectively define the scope of a project including the delivery of outputs, impact and knowledge exchange
  • Discuss how to engage, manage expectations of stakeholders of the research project.
  • How to tailor project management plans to fit with research funders expectations
  • Utilise key planning, risk management and monitoring tools to effectively develop plans for the management of the delivery of research projects
  • Develop approaches to effectively monitor and manage collaborative research projects
  • Discuss approaches to resolving challenges in the delivery of research projects
  • Identify your own challenges in managing research projects and identify ways to overcome those

Please note, passwords will be sent via your automated booking confirmation email when you book your place, so please check your mailboxes.


Online activity

  • The session will take place on Zoom
  • Auto-captions can be enabled
  • There will be audience participation
  • You can keep your camera off
  • You are asked to attend the whole session
  • There will be a break throughout the session
  • The session is relaxed – this means you can stretch, move around, stim etc.
  • Digital copies of resources will be emailed to participants in advance of delivery upon request.
  • Please contact osdu-equity@strath.ac.uk to discuss any further access requirements

We are committed to ensuring our events and courses are accessible to all staff. If you feel you have a disability, health issue, or neurodivergent condition that may affect your ability to access, participate or engage in this course, please get in touch with us at osdu@strath.ac.uk to discuss your specific support requirements.

Delivered By: Robin Henderson, My Consultants Ltd.


You are required to attend both sessions

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Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.