Are you in a role where you have a remit to support your colleagues with impact, KE activities and/or support researcher development? Would you like to be more effective in supporting and influencing a positive research culture at Bath?

If so, we have developed a programme to develop and support you in these activities.

You will have the opportunity to network with others who face the same leadership challenges as you, access regular support with each other, professional services staff and change leaders, as well as a range of existing courses.

Launch event

This programme will start with a launch event on Wednesday 26 January 2022, 12.15-13.05, to set the scene and bring interested parties together. The event will be hosted by Dr Helen Featherstone, Dr Amy Birch, Dr Emma Gibbard and Dr Denise Cooke, to set out the programme. You will:

  • hear more about the programme
  • hear from academic staff who have successfully led change
  • identify your personal professional development needs through self-assessment tools
  • hear about how you can be supported through training and regular Teams calls

The programme will have the following outcomes:

  • understanding your influencing / change-maker role
  • developing core skills around influencing, negotiation, leading at all levels
  • working with peers to develop shared understandings and boost confidence

Register for the Change Champions Launch Event.

Drop-in sessions
Optional drop in sessions will take place on the 4th Wednesday of every month,12.30-13.30. These are monthly Teams calls you can join to chat to each other and Helen, Emma, Amy or Denise. These will be held via the KE Community of Practice Team. We will also invite senior, experienced change champions to join in. More to follow.

A final workshop will take place in May or June 2022 for an opportunity to review and reflect on the programme and discuss next steps.

Existing support

HR Development Toolkit
The HR Development Toolkit includes top tips, key guides, self-assessments and management e-learning modules including coaching, communication, decision-making, difficult conversations, managing teams, presentations, project management, self-development, time management, and wellbeing.

Principles, influence and negotiation
The principles, influence and negotiation is an interactive online three-hour workshop from the Centre for Learning and Teaching at the University of Bath and is open to all staff. The workshop introduces fundamental ideas for effective influence, negotiation and relationships.

Leadership in Action
The Leadership in Action course runs annually from February over three weeks (please note registration for the 2022 course closed 1 December). You can gain confidence in who you are and what you do, learn how to lead even without formal authority, and understand the impact of difference leadership styles on those being led. A taster session for this intensive experiential leadership course is available through the Resilient Leaders Elements framework (currently only open for research staff: postdocs, research fellows etc.)