Three Research Staff events coming up: Advancing in Academia (12th September, Birmingham); Vitae Research Staff Conference (3rd November, Leeds); and Leadership in Action (21st – 25th November, Windemere)…
Advancing in Academia, 12 September 2011, Birmingham
- Review the current higher education environment
- Meet with successful academics from a range of disciplines to hear how they advanced their academic career
- Understand the balance required between skills, achievements and building your professional profile
- Review where you are in your career, where you want to be and how to get there
- Ask questions that you’ve always wanted to but weren’t sure who to ask network with fellow researchers
- Develop an action plan to strategically manage your career.
To book go to: www.vitae.ac.uk/aia11
Vitae Research Staff Conference, 3 November 2011, Leeds
Audience: research staff
The Vitae Research Staff conference is for members of research staff who are active in research staff associations or who wish to become so. Last year’s conference focused on local and national research staff associations. This year, the emphasis will be on both regional and international staff associations
Leadership in Action, 21 – 25 November, Windermere
Audience: postgraduate researchers and research staff
This 3-day residential course has been Vitae’s most popular event ever since its launch in 2009. It allows researchers; postgraduate students and research staff (post-doctorates and early career researchers) to explore and develop their leadership skills. Participants have the opportunity to look at relevant theory, practice their unique leadership styles and receive feedback.The course will be attended by up to 60 researchers from across the country, from different disciplines and career stages. The course will be led by a team of experienced facilitators who will work with you throughout the 3 days to support your learning. They will be from a variety of backgrounds with experience in leadership, academia and other sectors. This course takes a ‘learning by doing’ approach. There will be presentations on leadership theory, but for the most part, you will be actively participating in challenging sessions and activities.