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    Leadership & Teambuilding
    Provider   Researcher Development Programme

    Participants will learn practical approaches to understanding the methods and theory of team working and team leadership.

Duration 2 full days

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Postgraduate Research Students

The experience of managing, leading and working within a team can be fraught with unnecessary difficulty. However there are many practical ways to ease this process.
This course allows individuals to understand their personal leadership and team working preferences, and those of fellow team members underpinned by the DiSC behavioural framework, in the context of team management theories. It forms the basis for motivating team members to perform successfully as individuals and as a team, creating team consensus and buy-in, communicating and negotiating effectively, managing change and reducing conflict: techniques that can make both the personal and team experience more effective and enjoyable.
This 2-day course provides a practical approach to understanding methods and theory of team working and team leadership. The focus is on hands-on exercises and practical application of takeway techniques to improve future team leadership; and reinforcing the learning through learn and practice and groupwork.

By the end of the course participants will explore:

  • Establishing the Team - what makes a team?
  • Leadership Styles - influencing and inspiring the team
  • Improving Team Dynamics “ understanding and using individual differences in other team members
  • Recognising and dealing with conflict “ dealing with challenging people and anticipating difficult situations
  • Negotiation – creating win-win outcomes across the team
  • Review & Action planning – personal development plans: goal-setting and monitoring progress; dissemination to the team

Delivered By: Fistral Training


This course is part of the Strathclyde Researcher Development Programme (RDP). All PhD students at Strathclyde will be required to achieve a certain number of credits in order to sit the Viva. Those registered on the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD) are required to undertake 60 credits worth of transferable skills training over the course of the PhD. The majority of opportunities within the RDP have a credit value and therefore PhD students, particularly those registered on the PG Cert RPD, are encouraged to participate in this programme. Please check with your department/Supervisor to confirm the number of credits your expected to achieve if you’re unsure.

Research staff should aim to undertake approx. 10 days of professional development per year. Please ensure that your Supervisor/Manager is supportive of your continued and professional development and make them aware of the training you are undertaking. PhD students should also record their training post-activity in the PGR monitoring Systems, Neptune (HaSS, Engineering and SBS) or Spider (Science).

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend a course please cancel your place as soon as possible, with at least 3 working days notice via the online booking system http://bookings.strath.ac.uk/mybookings.asp.

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PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development

All postgraduate research students are eligible to access the Researcher Development Programme workshops. This workshop can contribute towards the PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).

You can find credit and class information in the Researcher Development Programme Handbook and in NEPTUNE (Engineering, HaSS) or SPIDER (Science).

Please check with your department or Supervisor to confirm if you are enrolled on the PG Cert RPD and how many credits you are expected to achieve if you are unsure.