This course will take place over 2 sessions, on the 17th and 18th February at 9:00-13:00 each day.
A successful career in a scientific lab environment needs leadership and management skills as well as research skills. To get the best from people, team leaders need to be able to form teams, provide leadership and deal with issues that will inevitably emerge. These are skills that can be developed with practice. The aim of this course is to introduce some team-working and leadership models that can be of practical use in developing those skills.
Who is the course for?
Following the success of previous courses, the Society continues offer this introductory course specifically to meet the needs of postdoctoral researchers in academic or industrial environments. It is aimed at:
- Laboratory team leaders and principal investigators who want to improve the way they manage their teams
- Postdoctoral researchers who have been selected for, or aspire to, promotion to team leader positions
What does the course cover?
- How teams work and how to work in teams
- An introduction to leadership models and styles
- Successful team management - learning leadership behaviours and dealing with potential issues
- Performance management
- Case studies
- Guidance on further study and development
Who is the course trainer?
Charlie Wilson scraped through with a BSc in biology from Southampton University in 1978 and has been a member of the Society or its predecessors almost ever since. Although he has never worked in the biosciences he has always regarded himself as a biologist who happens to be doing other things. Those other things have included a career in the Royal Navy during which he led bomb-disposal teams and commanded ships in peace and in war. He is now an independent consultant and executive coach. With master's degrees in both Coaching and Behavioural Change, and Leadership and Management, he works with industry, banks, small businesses and schools to improve how they work together.
Feedback from Charlie's previous course at the Royal Society of Biology:
“Excellent, great balance between theory and real-world practical situations.”
“Case studies were great to make us investigate causes of problems.”
Certification and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
A certificate of attendance will be provided after the event.
We evaluate all of our training events, to make sure that we maintain a high quality of training.
This event has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD
and can be counted as 21 CPD points
This course supports registers competencies and has been identified as supporting competency development for: Registered Scientist (RSci)
and Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)
- Interpersonal skills
- Personal responsibility
Members - £90 + VAT
Members of Member Organisations, SCAS members - £120 + VAT
Non-members - £180 + VAT
Non-members who have completed a membership application and made payment can also benefit from the discounted member rate.
For further information about the course please contact Cara Froggatt, training and registers officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
or on 020 3925 3458.
RefundsUnfortunately, the Royal Society of Biology is unable to offer refunds on training courses that have been attended. We do, of course, welcome and encourage any feedback from a course and will continue to improve the service we offer.
Terms and Conditions
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