Managing People and Projects
- University of Leeds
- Yorkshire and North East
- Date first submitted:
- 25 Nov 2010
- Date last modified:
- 30 Nov 2010
- Personal effectiveness
- Academic practice
- Researcher development strategy/management
- Research staff
Rationale, aims and outcomes
What is the rationale for doing this?
How does it fit with institutional strategy?
What are the main features of the provision?
What are the aims and expected outcomes?
This course was introduced to enable research staff to develop leadership and project management skills to help them in their present roles and enable them to prepare for future leadership roles in research or employment outside the HE context. The University of Leeds aims to build leadership capability and skills in a wide range of staff to underpin its ability to deliver a significant programme of change and secure a place in the top 50 Universities of the world by 2015. Delivered by Dr Steve Hutchinson of Hutchinson Training ltd, the course is two days long, with activities on the first day concentrating on project management in the research context and on the second on developing effective working relationships.
The aim of this course is to equip researchers with the skills to manage projects and help them to develop the skills to effectively manage their working relationships in preparation for leadership roles. This course was developed for contract research staff with their current responsibilities and future employability in mind.
Are there any pre-requisites for engagement, e.g. levels of skill, years of experience, essential pre-activities?
How many participate in each 'activity'?
Minimum is postdoctoral.
Evaluation: benefits, challenges and next steps
How do you monitor effectiveness?
Who do you seek feedback from?
Do you have benchmarks?
This course offers participants the opportunity to spend two days formalising and enhancing project mangagement skills examining new ways to work. Feedback was extremely positive. One participant had previously done Prince 2 training and their feedback was that they had found the course much more practical and useful.
Engaging with staff before the course, so that they can see the course relevance. Marketing strategy includes regular coffee mornings where we can discuss the benefits of courses face to face.