Call for Vitae Conference programme content

Deadline to submit your workshop proposals is 16 June

The 2014 Vitae Researcher Development International Conference is being held on the 9-10 September in Manchester, UK.

The conference will address the strategic and practical implications of the following themes:

  • Policy developments relating to doctoral education and employing researchers
  • Building institutional capacity for researchers' professional development to maintain research excellence
  • Demonstrating the value of researcher development on research outputs, researcher careers, economic prosperity and society
  • Sustainable practice to support researcher skills, professional and career development

Call for proposals for conference workshops

As in previous years, Vitae is inviting colleagues to submit proposals for workshops or special interest sessions. For further guidance and to submit proposals please read this web page.  

Workshops will address the conference themes, and in particular will cover:

  • New approaches to enabling researchers to reach their potential and make powerful career choices
  • Working with PIs and supervisors to transform everyday conversations into those that further professional development and embed training and development in the research environment
  • Case studies and examples that mainstream equality and diversity for research careers and the research environment
  • Developing a pipeline of research talent, including widening participation issues and the strategies to attract the best candidates into research degrees
  • Leadership development for researchers
  • Researcher development and researcher careers evaluation and impact studies to further our understanding and knowledge of the researcher landscape
  • New and interesting ways of supporting mobility - international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary
  • Researcher development within the cohort model: practice sharing from doctoral training centres/partnership and other cohort based models (e.g. ITNs)
  • Researchers’ development across boundaries: learning from international collaborations and exploring intercultural competence

The deadline for all workshop submissions is Monday 16 June.

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Bookings for the conference are now also open!

Please feel free to forward this information to any colleagues or networks who will be interested in the conference.

Please don’t hesitate to  or phone 01223 448527 if you have any queries about the conference.