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Maximising Your Potential Part 4: Leadership and Management Residential Course

Course Description

This 3-day residential course is the fourth part of the ‘Maximising Your Potential’ programme. The complete programme, different parts of which may be selected as your interests and needs dictate, comprises:

  1. Part 1: Introduction to Skills Development and the Research Student Log
  2. Part 2: Personal and Professional Management Skills Residential Course
  3. Part 3: Facilitation Skills Training & Development
  4. Part 4: Leadership and Management Residential Course


Participants discover their own preferred leadership style and learn a process for further developing their skills in order to increase their leadership effectiveness. Specific studio sessions examine skills relevant to leadership and management including personal effectiveness, change management and negotiation. Master classes with external speakers take an in-depth look at current issues of relevance to management and leadership in today’s global society.

This new course builds on the individual and teamwork skills highlighted in the Personal & Professional Management Skills Residential course, to explore team management and leadership in much greater depth. These issues are becoming important and at the same time increasingly complex, as research and development becomes more competitive, interdisciplinary and international. The course will distil from these complexities key principles of inspiring leadership and effective management of ground-breaking projects.

Participants completing the Skills Development Residential Course for Graduates may apply to take part in this course focusing specifically on Leadership and Management skills. There will be a combination of classroom sessions and practical tasks, to provide a balance of theoretical understanding and application of principles in a ‘real world’ setting. All accommodation and meals will be provided, with coach transport to the venue as appropriate.

Once you have completed the course, it will be necessary to log your points in your training log in the box at the bottom of this page. Attendance will be checked with the course tutor.

"An amazing opportunity to learn & grow in skill areas that are difficult to develop in a normal research session."

"Extremely positive and enlightening. I gained an enormous amount of self-awareness."

"Whether or not you are a leader or manager now, this course provides useful analytical tools to learn better to manage yourself. Good opportunity to meet interesting people who give thought to self-development."

"Intensive learning experience set in exceptional environment."

"A challenging and yet very worthwhile learning journey."

"Reflective course that helps you realise your potential as a leader."

Researcher Development Framework Categories

D1) Working with others

Course Recommended for

This course is particularly relevant to the following groups:

  • 2nd Year Research Students
  • 3rd Year Research Students
  • 4th Year Research Students

Course Organisers

  • Administrator - PPMS Admin Team - (CALT - Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching)
  • Course Director - Mr Ken Marsden - (CALT - Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching)

Course Links

Further Reading

  • Adair, Not bosses but leaders, Kogan Page (2003)
  • Covey, The 8th Habit - from effectiveness to greatness, Simon and Schuster (2004)
  • Fisher & Ury, Getting to Yes, Random House (1981)
  • Goleman, The New Leaders, Little Brown (2002)
  • Goleman, Primal Leadership, HBS Press (2004)
  • Pearman, Hard Wired Leadership, Davies Black (1998)


Registration information will be available in due course.

Page last updated: 23rd April 2015