C6 - Developing the developers: What's out there for researcher developer CPD?

Day Day 2
Code C6
Start time 11:10
Developing research staff
Developing doctoral researchers
Developing supervisors and principal investigators
In a policy/strategic/leadership role

Dr Emma Compton-Daw, Academic Development Lead (Research), University of Strathclyde

Jen Reynolds, Professional Development Manager, Vitae and CRAC

Workshop overview: 

Over the past year Vitae has set up a number of working groups around specific topics with the aim of influencing the global research environment and giving members an opportunity to engage with a wide range of colleagues who have a stake in the policy and practice of researcher development.

The CPD for Researcher Developers Working Group has specifically been looking at how to enhance Professional Development for Researcher Developers, using the Career Framework for Researcher Developers as a tool to do this (www.vitae.ac.uk/cfrd).

The Group has identified a range of activities that we, as researcher developers, undertake and the CPD provision that is available to help us develop in our roles. During this workshop we intend to take this work further, by consulting more widely on the results so far, to identify future CPD needs for researcher developers and inform the ongoing development of the Vitae CPD programme.

Themes covered: 

  • Exploring the career development needs of researcher developers within the context of a new and evolving profession

Workshop aims: 

  • Review of the main activities that researcher developers undertake
  • Explore the challenges for researcher developers with regards CPD
  • Identify sustainable CPD solutions for researcher developers

Value for delegates:

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • discuss their own activities and CPD needs
  • share experiences of what has been useful to them in the past
  • explore what new opportunities there could be around CPD and how these might be realised in the sector.