Consultancy and training

Vitae can work with your organisation to advise, address specific needs on researcher development policy and provision, deliver training to your researchers or help build your organisation's capacity for training delivery.


We offer consultancy in areas such as:

  • Benchmarking and organisational gap analysis
  • Strategy and policy development
  • Talent management and development
  • Training of trainers to build sustainable organisational capacity
  • Doctoral training programmes
  • Employer engagement strategy
  • Recognition of training, researchers and organisations
  • Evaluation of the impact of professional development
  • Partnering with organisations on funding bids.

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We can deliver workshops on topics to suit you and your researchers, using a variety of delivery methods based on an interactive and experiential approach, with optional virtual support.

We have a number of established programmes for all stages of the researcher journey, from starting out in research to developing a research career. For example:

  • Effective researcher
  • Research staff futures
  • Professional development planning for researchers.

We can also develop tailored training programmes suited to your needs or on specific topics. Recent examples include:

  • Becoming an enterprising researcher
  • A mentoring approach to research supervision
  • Building your research profile.

Train-the-trainer for sustainable capacity building

Our train-the-trainer method has been tried and tested internationally and enables an institution to build in-house capabilities and drive innovation in the training of researchers. Participants practice co-facilitating and experience a workshop from a participant perspective, with additional support including optional, ongoing mentoring and recognition of trainers by Vitae.

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