Leaders of doctoral programs and research groups have a fundamental role in shaping the future of research and within that developing researchers. This workshop draws upon experiences of incorporating professional development activity in to PhD programmes in Japan and Portugal focusing on a number of key aspects important in increasing the power and effectiveness of researcher development.
The workshop firstly overviewd the respective experiences of the presenters as context, drawing out learning relevant to the effectiveness of researcher development covering.
Secondly the workshop looked deeper into the learning, with two interactive exercises on particular researcher leader and research group skills essential to increasing the power and effectiveness of researcher development:
- Building a strong and cohesive team through empowerment and motivation of team members: 1) create a mission that all support, 2) develop responsibility and autonomy, 3) inspire others in your own particular way.
- Improving assertiveness and feedback delivery