Barcelona BioMed Workshop

BIST – Leadership in Action 2021

5 Mar 2021 - 18 Mar 2021

The “BIST- Leadership in Action” course for post-doctoral researchers, which has been exclusively designed using VITAE’s framework in close collaboration with BIST, provides the opportunity to focus on developing skills for successful self-management and development to progress in your professional career. 

The course is offered to 35 postdoctoral researchers currently working at one of the BIST centres (CRG, IBEC, ICFO, ICIQ, ICN2, IFAE, IRB Barcelona). Five places will be made available to the external postdoctoral community.  

BIST – Leadership in Action 2021 - Leading in strategy and culture in a research environment 

The 2021 programme has been redefined as online interactive activity to help you develop leadership skills in the current context of a research environment.  We will explore leadership theory and apply it directly to the challenges that you face as a postdoc. The programme kicks off with a 90-min session in which you will meet fellow participants, share your leadership challenges and set individual goals for the programme. This session will then be followed by 4x 3-h workshops (with breaks!).  I will introduce leadership theory related to the theme of the workshop and then you will work in small groups to critique and apply that theory.  We will finish by reflecting on what we have learned and the challenges of applying the theory.  These are interactive and practical workshops, so come prepared with your leadership challenges, your professional ambitions and a willingness to experiment. I'm looking forward to working with you. 

Caroline, your trainer.

 Workshop programme:

  • Friday 5 March, 9:30 - 11.00 - Introduction to the programme and your fellow participants.
  • Monday 8 March, 9:30 – 12:30 - Clarity of direction and decision making
  • Thursday 11 March, 9:30 – 12:30 - Leadership Presence
  • Monday 15 March, 9:30 – 12:30 - Communication and team management
  • Thursday 18 March, 9:30 – 12:30 - Stress management

All workshops will be held on Zoom.

Registration: Fill in the registration form here before 25 February. A confirmation email will be sent to all participants.

The course is aimed at post-doctoral researchers. Participants will receive access details prior the starting of the course.

If you are registered and finally cannot attend, please send an e-mail to phd@irbbarcelona.org in order to give others the opportunity.

Workshop programme:

  • Friday 5 March, 9:30 - 11.00 - Introduction to the programme and your fellow participants.
  • Monday 8 March, 9:30 – 12:30 - Clarity of direction and decision making
  • Thursday 11 March, 9:30 – 12:30 - Leadership Presence
  • Monday 15 March, 9:30 – 12:30 - Communication and team management
  • Thursday 18 March, 9:30 – 12:30 - Stress management

All workshops will be held on Zoom.

 

Workshop learning objectives:

Clarity of direction and decision making

  • Develop clear aims, objectives and work packages
  • Techniques to support strategic and tactical decision making

Leadership presence

  • How to develop individual and team commitment to your strategic research objectives
    • Strength-based leadership theory
    • The trust equation

Communication and team management

  • Tools to effectively communicate your strategic research objectives
    • The What, How and Why
    • When to consult, when to inform
  • Manage individuals to ensure effectiveness, independence and
    • Situational leadership
    • Progressive tasks, maintenance tasks and delegation techniques

 Stress Management

  • The impact of stress on productivity and decision making
  • Techniques to rebalance from states of stress
  • Wellbeing maintenance and how to incorporate it into workplace culture

Caroline Broad (Broad Associates Ltd)

Caroline gained her twenty years’ experience facilitating teams and delivering skills training with a focus on developing the skills of career researchers and University staff in STEM.  

Caroline loves working with people who have a depth of knowledge and a passion for their work.  She starts with the assumption that everyone is naturally resourceful and capable and delivers value by developing an individual’s self-awareness, alongside an introduction to tools and theories that are directly applicable to their roles. Caroline is a certified practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Belbin Team Roles™, is a Mental Health First Aider, C-Me profiling and Resilience Tools consultant.

Caroline facilitates an Action for Happiness Happy Café in her town and delivers the Exploring What Matters course focusing on wellbeing and resilience.

She loves travelling in Europe in her campervan, Nerys.