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Leading Research Management and Administration

Steve Hutchinson Director, Hutchinson Training and Development
16th October 2017 9:00 am
17th October 2017 4:30 pm
Warwick Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 0NR   View map
0330 028 3422


This 2-day workshop is for senior research managers within universities or funding organisations. Prices include VAT.

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The aim of this residential workshop is to help new or aspiring senior research managers to develop their strategic planning and thinking skills in relation to the leadership of research management and administration, positioning research management and administration at their organisation within the broader local, national and international contexts.
The workshop will be led by an experienced management development consultant with an extensive background of working with colleagues involved in HE research. He takes an experiential approach to learning and the workshop will include a mixture of formal presentations, discussions and group activities. Participants will be encouraged to share their challenges and experiences within structured activities and discussion and will learn as much from each other as they do from the workshop leader.

Some of the topics to be covered during the two days include:

  • Personal leadership style
  • Values and vision
  • Strategic insight
  • Task focus
  • Politicking and influence
  • Leading proactively
  • Change management

By the end of the workshop participants will have:

  • Begun to understand the context in which senior research managers operate
  • Examined their role as an operational/strategic manager
  • Identified their key stakeholders, partners and supporters
  • Developed skills relevant to the senior manager role
  • Increased their professional network
  • Eligibility

This workshop is for senior research managers within universities or funding organisations who have recently taken on new leadership responsibilities, or are aspiring to take on new responsibilities at a leadership level in the near future.

As the workshop depends on the experience of, and interaction between participants, ARMA reserves the right to liaise with booked participants to discuss attendance if their experience appears to be very different from that of other booked participants.


This event is a Technical Knowledge Workshop. Technical Knowledge Workshops focus on helping delegates to acquire the knowledge and behaviours required to undertake particular aspects of their role. Delegates can expect to hear form a recognised expert(s) in the topic area and can include individual and group activities and discussion. ARMA currently run ~12 technical knowledge workshops throughout the training and development annual calendar. Members receive a discount of £125 + VAT off of these events.

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You can find all other information on your speakers, the venue and what you will come away with from our website.


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