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Leadership in Action 2022

Develop your leadership skills, learn from your peers from a variety of backgrounds and career stages, and learn how to influence people towards a common goal.

  • 31 Jan 2022, 9.30am to 16 Feb 2022, 12.00pm GMT
  • This is an online event.
  • This event is free

Leadership in Action Online is a nine-morning intensive experiential leadership programme designed to provide an opportunity to develop your leadership skills. It prepares early career researchers for leadership in their chosen research field and equips them with the skills to show leadership within the wider community.

Our Vision is for every participant to walk away having had a leadership experience.

Course Director: Dr Chris Russell, ThinkInspire

Coach: Dr Amy Birch, Researcher Development Manager from the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) and Research and Innovation Services (RIS)


  • 9:30-12:00 over nine mornings
  • Monday 31 January – Wednesday 2 February
  • Monday 7 February – Wednesday 9 February
  • Monday 14 February – Wednesday 16 February

Attendance at all 9 sessions from 9.30 – 12.00 over the three weeks is mandatory as learning for all participants depends on you being there. Please ensure that you are able to attend all 9 sessions before you apply.

What does the course involve?

  • practical, experiential learning, with minimal theoretical input
  • an opportunity for all participants to lead a group project
  • working with researchers from different disciplines and Universities
  • support and feedback on your leadership style from expert coaches

You are not required to have previous or current leadership experience to apply. What you do need is a commitment to learn about yourself, to reflect on and improve on your leadership and to help others do the same.


You may participate in the Leadership in Action 2022 course if you are an early career researcher (PhD, research staff, and lecturers) from Cardiff University, University of Bath, or the University of Exeter.

Twelve places are available to research staff and lecturers at University of Bath.

Please ensure that you are able to attend all 9 sessions before you apply.

Apply to Leadership in Action 2022.

Deadline for applications is 16.00 1 December 2021.

You will be notified of the outcome of your application on 3 December.


What previous participants have said about the course:

  • “What a great range of leadership experiences!”
  • “I attended the ‘Leadership In Action’ course expecting to pick up a few tips, the odd insight. I left...with increased confidence, team skills and total satisfaction.”
  • “The course is not merely excellent but superlative.”
  • “This is a really great course to learn, practice and reflect your leadership skills by engaging in various activities with groups. It is beneficial indeed.”
  • "Great course - I highly recommend it to everyone at any stage of their career for both learning what is a leader, and how to improve their leadership skills."

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