25 Jan 2017 9:15am - 4:30pm B4, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Site CB3 9DA


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 second of three closed workshops for the successful applicants to the programme.

Workshop 2: Principled and self-aware leadership

Focusing on: Focusing on: values, understanding personality types and differences; leadership styles and strengths; self-care; cultivating influence; skills (listening, prioritizing, managing)

Hosted by the CRASSH Post-Doctoral Forum in conjunction with Learning for Good.

Convenors: Dr Alison Wood, Mellon/Newton research fellow at CRASSH and co-convenor of the Post-Doctoral Forum from 2014 and  Dr John Regan, Research Associate, Concept Lab, CRASSH, and co-convenor of the CRASSH Post-Doctoral Forum from 2016.

Facilitators:  Rebecca Nestor and Anne Augustine, both with extensive experience as leadership development and organisational consultants.

Other events in this series
Tuesday 15 November 25
Workshop 1: The Personal and Academic Landscape

Thursday 23 February
Workshop 3: Working productively with others

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


Tuesday 15 November 2016

Workshop 1: The personal and academic landscape

Focusing on: the concept of good research leadership; the research landscape now and predicted (challenges, likely pressure points, opportunities); your intellectual and professional identity, and development

Wednesday 25 January 2017

Workshop 2: Principled and self-aware leadership

Focusing on: values, understanding personality types and differences; leadership styles and strengths; self-care; cultivating influence; skills (listening, prioritizing, managing)

Thursday 23 February 2017

Workshop 3: Working productively with others

Focusing on: creating productive teams; enabling productive thinking in groups; handling conflict; building better networks; understanding working styles


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

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)]


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)


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


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


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