12 Oct 20159:15am - 4:30pmCommittee Room, OPdA, Mill Lane

Description

This is a closed workshop open only to those who previously applied to attend.

The CRASSH ‘Becoming a Research Leader’ programme offers an intensive and structured process for thinking about and building research leadership.

Good leadership can makes things happen in ways that are truly productive and sustaining. Intellectual bravery and bravura are givens. This programme focuses on skills and ways of thinking that transform nascent ideas into fully-fledged initiatives, whether through a collaborative research grant, an international network or conference, or public scholarship. This is the first of three closed workshops for the successful applicants to the programme.

Workshop 1: Know the landscape
Focusing on: the concept of good research leadership and the qualities that enable it; why these are important; the research landscape now and predicted (challenges, likely pressure points, opportunities); research leadership in relation to scholarly and public life.

Hosted by the CRASSH Post-Doctoral Forum in conjunction with the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (UK).

ConvenorDr Alison Wood, a post-doctoral fellow at CRASSH and co-convenor of the Post-Doctoral Forum 2014-2016

Facilitators: Shirley Wardell and Dr David Faraday, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (UK) with Dr Sharon Saunders (Professional and Personal Development) and Dr Steve Joy (Careers Service), University of Cambridge.

Other events in this series
Thursday 5 November
Workshop 2: Know yourself

Thursday 3 December
Workshop 3: Know about others

For further information about the programme please contact Dr Alison Wood.

Readings

Essential Reading

David Rock. ‘SCARF in 2012: Updating the Social Neuroscience of collaborating with others’. NeuroLeadership Journal 4. 2012

http://www.davidrock.net/files/09_SCARF_in_2012_US.pdf

‘Successful Approaches to Mentorship and Sponsorship’. Shelda Debowski The New Academic: A Strategic Handbook. Open University Press, 2012 (p36-45)

Recommended Reading

Anthony Grafton Worlds Made with Words: Scholarship and Community in the Modern West (Harvard, 2009).

[Of particular relevance: Chapter 1 ‘’A Sketch of a Lost Continent: The Republic of Letters’; Ch 13 ‘The Public Intellectual and the American University’; Ch 15 ‘Codex in Crisis: The Book Dematerialises’]

Bill Readings. The University in Ruins. Harvard University Press, 1996. 

[Of Particular Relevance: Ch 2. ‘The Idea of Excellence’ (21-43)]

http://raley.english.ucsb.edu/wp-content2/uploads/234/Readings.pdf

Hefei Statement on “The Ten Characteristics of Contemporary Research Universities”. Announced by the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Consortium of China Research Universities (C9) and the Group of Eight Australia (Go8). Munich, October 2013. (6 pages)

http://www.leru.org/files/news/Hefei_statement.pdf

Nancy Kline Time to Think: Listening to Ignite the Human Mind. Octopus Publishing Group, 2015

A summary can be found here: http://blog.soton.ac.uk/mentoring/files/2013/03/Introduction-to-The-Thinking-Environment.pdf

Rosalind Gill. “Breaking the silence: The hidden injuries of the neoliberal university”. in Flood,R. & Gill,R. (Eds.) Secrecy and Silence in the Research Process: Feminist Reflections. Routledge, 2009

http://diafaneia.ee.auth.gr/sites/default/files/silence.pdf

Michael Barber, Katelyn Donnelly and Saad Rivzi. An Avalanche Is Coming: Higher Education and the Revolution Ahead. Institute for Public Policy Research, London. Web.

http://www.ippr.org/files/images/media/files/publication/2013/04/avalanche-is-coming_Mar2013_10432.pdf?noredirect=1

Programme

Monday 12 October 2015, 9.15am-4.30pm
Workshop 1: Know the landscape
Focusing on: the concept of good research leadership and the qualities that enable it; why these are important; the research landscape now and predicted (challenges, likely pressure points, opportunities); research leadership in relation to scholarly and public life.

Thursday  5 November 2015, 9.15am-4.30pm
Workshop 2: Know yourself
Focusing on: leadership qualities (resilience, self-awareness); understanding the role of networks and mentors; thinking about assumptions – limiting, enabling, true and not-so-true; strengths, blind-spots and ambitions; core skills (listening, managing meetings, collaborating) and strategies for building these; managing complex projects (time, priorities, efforts)

Thursday 3 December 2015, 9.15am-4.30pm
Workshop 3: Know about others
Focusing on: relationship building; working in teams and leading teams, including understanding working-styles and preferences; understanding how influence works and how to cultivate it; managing meetings, including communication styles and group thinking

Workshops will include seminars, panel and group discussions: there will also be a small amount of homework between each session.

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