Researcher Development

Resilience - how to get back in the saddle

Course code: RSRBS

Topic: Personal Effectiveness

Course description

Writing proposals, publishing papers, running the project, maintaining a career and professional relationships – as well as having friends and family, looking after them and occasionally spending more than 15 minutes with them – it can be a busy time in a university. And a particularly challenging one, if it occurs in an atmosphere of short-term contracts, small promise of tenure and the insecurity of a rapidly changing and highly competitive funding environment.

So, how to keep going, with a degree of enthusiasm, from one step to the next? Knowing your motivations, recognising and managing your blindspots and keeping a sense of perspective allow you to trust your own resourcefulness – keeping you resilient – even in a changeable setting.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will have:
• Developed a personal view of resilience and how to manage it
• Identified and questioned unhelpful patterns of thinking
• Explored your responses and motivation in challenging situations
• Practiced with tools that develop a creative and flexible attitude
• Devised steps to take to implement what is learned

Target audience

Staff who research and/or teach

Date and time: Thursday 4 May 2017, 13:15 - 16:05
This course has now taken place