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Preparing for Leadership Programme

The workshop is for Research Active Staff (Research focused, Teaching focused and Research & Teaching contracts) who are not yet fully independent. It is an experiential workshop with coaching and action learning to look at self, intellectual & team leadership. Delegates assess their current position and identify where they would like to be, what it takes to be in that role and create a plan to get there.

This workshop is based on a successful Vitae workshop (Vitae is funded by the UK Research Councils) which has been adapted for Warwick staff.
There is no cost to Warwick Research Active Staff to attend this workshop.


The programme will consist of two workshop sessions:

Session 1

  • What is Leadership
  • Getting to understand leadership
  • Values & Authenticity
  • Facets of superior performance
  • Action Conversations
  • Leadership Book

Session 2

  • Leadership Theories
  • Teams & Culture
  • Collaborative futures


Who Should Attend?
Research Active Staff (Research focused, Teaching focused and Research & Teaching focused terms and conditions).

We do not accept applications from postgraduates or research students. Students should refer to the Student Career and Skills website for details of workshops designed specifically to meet their needs.


Workshop Requirements

  • You are able to attend on both the 19 AND 26 November 2018
  • Your Line Manager/PI/Supervisor supports your application and has signed your nomination form.


Quotes from previous 'Preparing for Leadership' delegates

  Feedback from the November 2016 Cohort

  Feedback from the February 2016 Cohort

  Feedback from the January 2015 Cohort

Impact Report
Prior to the recent November 2017 programme the 'Preparing for Leadership' course for Research Active Staff was last run in February 2016. After 6 months an impact report was commissioned. Above is a copy of the October 2016 impact report on the February 2016 cohort. The report consists of a more detailed explanation of impact as well as a summary of the feedback, which has been put into the Vitae Impact & Evaluation Framework, which is an adaptation on Kirkpatrick Model for evaluating the effectiveness of training.

Preparing for Leadership Resource Bank Page

Impact Report 2017/18
will be added shortly

Impact Report 2016/17

Preparing for Leadership Impact Report 2016/17(PDF Document)

Impact Summary 2016/17(PDF Document)



Future dates to be announced




PARKING: Parking is limited, early arrival is strongly recommended. Delegates attending an event at Scarman House are entitled to free parking. On arrival simply park in Scarman House car park, on departure, collect the parking 'code' from reception.

CATERING: Lunch is provided together with refreshments throughout both days at this conference facility venue.

Any questions?
Workshop content:
Sandy Sparks Learning and Development Centre. Ext: 74121

Workshop arrangements:
Jane Cooper, Learning Development Centre
Ext: 24893