Vitae SWW Hub Annual Good Practice Conference 2014

Vitae logo A Vitae South West Wales Hub event

Wales Millennium Centre, Wednesday 12 March 2014

10.30-16.00 (coffee available from 09.30)

Bookings for our Annual Good Practice Conference to be held on Wednesday March 12 10.30-16.00  at the Wales Millennium Centre are now open.

We are delighted that our keynote speaker will be Prof Michelle Ryan,  Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology/Associate Dean (Research and Knowledge Transfer) at the University of Exeter. Her research ( with Alex Haslem) into the glass cliff* has attracted much attention. Prof Ryan's talk will bring together a few different streams of her research on the glass cliff, the gender pay gap and on ambition and belonging.

(*The glass cliff is a programme of research investigating the context in which women (and other minorities) are appointed into leadership positions. This research suggests that women tend to be appointed to leadership positions under very different circumstances than men. More specifically, this research suggests that women are more likely to be appointed to leadership positions that are associated with an increased risk of criticism and failure. Women's leadership positions can thus be seen as more precarious than those of men. Extending the metaphor of the 'glass ceiling' and the 'glass elevator', we have dubbed this phenomenon 'the glass cliff'.

Call for Workshops:

If you would like to run a workshop session ( 55 mins) or take part in a practice sharing panel on a topic please email the by January 30 , with a brief outline. Some suggestions you may wish to consider:

  • using new technologies
  • cohort training
  • DTPs
  • using survey data to enhance practice
  • coaching and mentoring
  • open access and impact on ERCs
  • impact
  • leadership
  • equality and diversity

A full programme will be published in the New Year.