- At a crossroads in your professional career?
- Facing difficult challenges that may require you to learn new skills?
- Frustrated by not having enough time for your science? Do you feel that your work is not achieving enough impact?
- Having to influence others over whom you have little authority? Is this holding you back with your work?
The Challenge of Science Leadership training course, custom made for scientists, academics and professionals working in the environment and sustainability sectors, may be for you.
What you’ll learn on this course
The course will provide you with an integrated leadership tool kit for use on your own ideas/material during the course. The tools can be put to work immediately after the course has finished. The course focuses on three key areas:
Day 1: Thinking Strategically - Encouraging individuals and groups to think more creatively and strategically about key problems and opportunities.
Day 2: Influencing Behaviour - Practical leadership tools and strategies for effective communication with people inside and outside your organisation.
Day 3: Enabling Action - Tools for the development of effective strategies and networks around your big ideas and projects. Sessions on time management and action planning are included to enable participants to implement course practices in the workplace.
The course is delivered by the Barefoot Thinking Company and is approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Royal Society of Biology, Royal Society of Chemistry, CIWEM and IMarEST. The course is supported by the Plymouth University Marine Institute.
Numbers are limited to 20 participants per course.
Course Fee: £600 + VAT NOTE: Early booking discounted fee £550 + VAT (until 3rd October 2016)
Overnight accommodation in Plymouth is not included in the course fee. Participants are asked to make their own arrangements.
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The Barefoot Thinking Company
The Challenge of Science Leadership is run by the Barefoot Thinking Company Ltd and is delivered in conjunction with our academic partner, Plymouth University Marine Institute. The course has been developed over the past 6 years from Barefoot’s work with the Stanford University Leopold Leadership Program, Google.org, the VEGA Fellows Leadership and Communication Program in Sweden, the University of Toronto’s Science Leadership Program and Barefoot’s own training work with scientists in the UK.