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This workshop has been designed to help you positively influence your career and the research culture you operate in. Join us for a participative workshop, to explore the skills and mindsets needed to thrive in research in an uncertain landscape.

Natacha Wilson portrait

Masterclass Overview

This workshop has been designed to help you positively influence your career and the research culture you operate in. Join us for a participative workshop, to explore the skills and mindsets needed to thrive in research in an uncertain landscape. 

We will publish a new date for this course once confirmed - please watch this space!

session aims:

The way we work and interact with our peers and wider networks has a huge influence on research outputs and outcomes. Our day to day practices directly influence how we, and our colleagues, can thrive in research and create an impact. The workshop allows you to explore 3 powerful drivers for change:

- Developing and nurturing effective multi-sectorial and interdisciplinary collaboration and networks for impact

- Embracing the power of openness in research to drive impact beyond Academia; including open science and responsible research

- Developing your creative entrepreneurial mindset to boost your impact and contribute to an innovative research culture.

Learning Objectives:

Join us to explore the associated skills and mindsets to thrive, increase your impact on the wider research culture as well as share your lived experience with peers. 
At the end of the workshop you will be able to:

1) Define the role/importance of core skills and mindsets to help you thrive in research (Academia and beyond):  Collaboration/Networks, Openness, and Creativity/Innovation        

2) Recognise the importance and influence of your own thinking styles (mindsets) and behaviours (knowledge, skills and more) to support an innovative research culture     

3) Prioritise areas supporting your own personal development 

4) Encourage best practice and share your experience with peers

The content of the workshop has been inspired from a co-creation endeavour with experienced and passionate researchers and researcher developers.

Facilitator Natacha Wilson, Director Cambridge Insights

Natacha Wilson, founder of Cambridge Insights , is a leadership development consultant in the fields of research and innovation. She runs development workshops and programmes for research-intensive institutions, governments, and innovative organisations in the UK and overseas. Her aim is to support researchers, game changers and aspiring leaders, increase their positive impact towards sustainable development goals.
A social scientist, Natacha worked for technology-based start-ups in France and the UK before joining the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and the Centre for Academic Practice. She has held roles in strategic development, international marketing, research, impact evaluation and Learning and Development  in Academia and beyond. 
Natacha is a coach on the Homeward Bound Leadership Programme, which aims to heighten the influence and impact of women in making decisions that shape our planet. Natacha has held roles as a board member and co-chair in beyond-profit organisations. She is a member of RRING, the responsible research and innovation network and Compassion in Politics, a cross-party organisation working to put compassion, inclusion, and cooperation at the heart of politics.
Natacha’s research interest focuses on identifying the combination of skills, behaviours and mindsets needed to become a successful authentic leader and create a positive impact towards solving global challenges.