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Innovation Leadership programme designed for new Lecturers/ Associate Professors. Core modules delivered by Henley Business School, scheduled for delivery in June 2021, preceded by bookable masterclasses taking place from February to April 2021.

Core Modules: Innovation Leadership

Blended programme of on-line materials, presentations and small group discussion sessions, next scheduled for delivery in June 2021 by Henley Business School. 5 day core programme is prioritised for invitation through departments in the first instance, but interested individuals are welcome to contact Anne Miller for more details and to express interest in participating. The timetable is below, but please note there will be some group working in the period between the 2 blocks:  

Module 1: Leadership and innovation

Module 2: The Entrepreneurial Mindset

Module 3: Visualising Success: setting goals and identifying success factors

Module 4: Managing stakeholders and teams; Coaching and mentoring for success

Module 5: Communicating and influencing externally

DIARY NOTE:  MODULES 1-3 are timetabled for delivery on 14th, 16th and 18th June and Modules 4-5 for 28th and 30th June.

Module 6: Responsible Research and Innovation:  Masterclasses delivered over two 90-minute sessions by Orbit (University of Oxford), 12th and 26th April 2021

Responsible research and innovation (RRI) aims to help individuals and organisations to ensure the acceptability and desirability of research and innovation. It is an agenda that has been adopted by major research funders including the European Commission and the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC).

In this blended learning masterclass Orbit, a University of Oxford spinout, will be working with participants to apply their framework, mapping the EPSRC’s AREA principles (Anticipate, Reflect, Engage and Act) against the 4P components of RRI (Process, Purpose, Product and People) to their research proposals.

More details about the Responsible Research and Innovation masterclass

To book a place on Responsible Research and Innovation, click here

Optional Masterclasses

Module 7: Leading Collaboration: bringing people together to achieve the extraordinary. 1 day Masterclass with Kate Tapper, Bud Development. 24th February

You have brilliant ideas for research collaboration that could have extraordinary outcomes. But how will you engage the people you are relying on? Collaborations can be rewarding or draining, depending on how well people connect. In this course we look at what neuroscience has taught us about how to collaborate. You will make sense of why some of your collaborations have felt great to be part of, while others have been a drag.  You will diagnose problems with collaborations you are part of and find practical solutions for improving them. Leave with a clear model for improving all collaborations you lead.

More details about the Leading Collaboration masterclass

To book a place on Leading Collaboration, please click here.

Module 8: Public Policy Unpacked: Three 90-minute lunchtime Masterclasses with Will Pryor, Oxford Policy Engagement Network. 8th, 15th & 22nd March

Researchers in MPLS engage with the policymaking community in a wide range of capacities and contexts. Many have found ways to involve policymakers in their research, giving them a stake in outputs that encourages uptake and leads to impact. Some have developed such a strong reputation, network and trust that they are invited by government or parliament to share their knowledge and expertise, or take up formal roles in the policymaking community.

In March 2021 we’re offering three sessions that will enable participants to understand better the challenges and rewards of such engagement, the different ways in which colleagues have engaged, and discuss in light of that how to plan, manage and learn from their own engagement.

These sessions are delivered in association with the Oxford Policy Engagement Network – a diverse range researchers and professional services staff from across the University, who share a share a vision of public policy powered by the world’s best available research evidence and expertise. Membership benefits include regular notification of opportunities related to members’ areas of policy interest. ILP participants are encouraged to join, and can do so in less than 5 minutes at

More details about the Public Policy Unpacked masterclass

To book a place on MPLS OPEN Masterclass series, click here


Module 9: How to Succeed at Translational Funding: Half day Master Class with Dr Nessa Carey, Royal Society Entrepreneur-in-Residence.  April 2021

From writing an effective abstract, defining your objectives and outcomes, setting realistic timelines, and explaining how your innovation will out-perform others in the market through to how you will engage with industrial partners, Dr Nessa Carey, Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Oxford, shares her tips on how to put together a compelling translational research application.

More information to follow.


Contact Anne MillerEnterprise Programme Manager, for more information and to book a place.



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