P8 - Boosting Research Group’s Efficiency: A combination of core competencies’ training with group and individual coaching

Day Day 1
Session Poster presentation
Start time 18:10
Code P8

Carolina Marí, Head of Human Resources, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), as part of Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)


Team collaboration and communication skills become more important in research, even more for multidisciplinary research institutes. IBEC’s specialization is the interdisciplinary collaboration among its 22 research groups.

For that purpose, IBEC has developed a coaching and training programme to increase research groups efficiency.

The programme consists of a combination of training in core competencies (communication, teamwork and collaboration) with group coaching for all research members together with the Group Leader. Simultaneously, an individual coaching process for the Group Leader takes place.

The duration of the entire programme is 3 months and consist of 3 sessions of group coaching and 7 sessions of individual coaching:

  • Team members and team leader define their specific objectives based on their needs and receive training and coaching together focused on the agreed objectives.
  • The process is reinforced with the Group Leader coaching.

Impact of the programme is evaluated with an on-line assessment after 2 months.