Thriving in Research and Professional Collaborations: A Collaborative Learning Lab

Working within or developing successful interdisciplinary collaborations, research groups or supervisory relationships is at the heart of professional development for scientists today. Yet, with the growing complexity and demands on research collaborations, daily challenges have increased significantly. At stake here are innovation, societal and research impact of science, as well as the research efficiency, motivation, inspiration, fulfillment, employability and well-being of researchers.


Vitae presents an intensive two-day professional development and Collaborative Learning Lab for scientists on
Thursday 17 & Friday 18 January 2013 in Oxford. The event will offer cutting edge insights and hands-on tools in building effective and fulfilling collaborations, research groups and knowledge-exchange partnerships.

This Collaborative Learning Lab is particularly suitable for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and principal investigators who work within groups or some form of supervisory relationships, or with colleagues from other disciplines, sectors or institutions.

The event will focus on designing, developing and practicing capacities for

• Resilience
• Creativity
• Innovation
• Understanding and thriving in research groups and various types of professional teams
• Mindfulness
• Interdisciplinary Communication
• Interpersonal emotional awareness

Day 1 Workshops: 

Leading Collaborations: Dr Jonathan Wyatt, Learning Institute, University of Oxford

Releasing the Human Potential in Scientific Research: Kate Tapper, Director, Bud Development.

Developing Emotional Resilience: Dr Matt Lane, University of Cambridge

Day 2 Workshops:

Challenges and Resources in Interdisciplinary Groups and Collaborative Relationships: Dr Imitrina Spencer, Department of Education, University of Oxford

Innovation Lessons for Collaboration: Dr Marc Ventresca, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Self-awareness – a Basis for Synergy in Collaborations: Dr Barbara Gabrys, MPLS, University of Oxford

All workshops provide easily applicable theoretical models and concepts and practical exercises.

Event: Thriving in Research and Professional Collaborations
Dates: Thursday 17 & Friday 18 January 2013
Venue: Seminar Room A, Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6PY
Places are limited and booking early is essential – book a place.

About Simone Apel

Researcher Developer for The Graduate School, University of Northampton.

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