Leading Collaboration: Bringing people together to achieve the extraordinary
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.
Note: we will be offering this masterclass on Wednesday 12th January 2022 for PostDoc researchers
and a second run on Tuesday 8th March 2022 specifically for Associate Profs and Senior Research Fellows as part of the Innovation Leadership Programme
To understand and apply an evidence-based model to make sense of your experiences of collaboration, diagnose problems within a collaboration and find improvements for the way people work together.
- Understand the social drivers that affect the way people behave in collaborations
- Identify what has contributed to your own experience of effective collaboration
- Identify clear actions that a leader can take to improve collaborations
Prework before live session – comprising:
- Welcome video explaining how this course will work and what to do before the live session in January
- Video explaining the SCARF model and how it applies to leading collaboration
- Journal questions to note reflections on the video content (we will draw on this in small group discussion)
- Original David Rock paper ‘A brain-based model for collaborating with and influencing others’ provided as optional reading
Live on-line session 12 January 2022
- 10.00 – 12.15 Small group work and plenary sessions
- 12.15- 13.00 Lunch Break
- 13.00-13.45 Small group discussions and plenary
- 14.00-14.45 Collaboration Case study + Q&A
- 14.45-15.00 Summary and take away actions
After the live session
- Optional journaling questions to reflect and apply learning
- Action learning/small group discussion to reflect on application of these ideas
Kate Tapper is a leadership and team coach working with international clients based in Europe and the United States. Kate’s background is in leadership development in higher education where she has directed numerous regional and national programmes in the United Kingdom. She has worked with individuals and teams and partnered with many universities to help academics achieve more in collaboration. Kate’s passion is supporting people to achieve more than they think is possible.
Case Study Guest speaker: Simon Jackman, Senior Innovation Fellow
To book a place on Leading Collaboration, please use our on-line booking system or contact Anne Miller.