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Leadership in Action Feb/Mar 2023

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.

  • 22 Feb 2023, 9.30am to 10 Mar 2023, 12.00pm GMT
  • This is an online event.

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.

This Leadership in Action 2023 course will include doctoral students and early career researchers from Cardiff University, University of Bath, University College London, University of Cambridge, University of Nottingham, and University of York.

Course Director: Dr Jeremy Mead, Resilient Leaders Elements

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.


  • Wednesday 22 February – Friday 24 February 2023
  • Wednesday 1 March – Friday 3 March 2023
  • Wednesday 8 March - Friday 10th March 2023

Attendance at all 9 sessions from 9.30am – 12.00pm (Midday) 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.

Apply to Leadership in Action 2023.

Six places are available to doctoral students and early career researchers at University of Bath. Please ensure that you are able to attend all 9 sessions before you apply.

Deadline for applications is 5 January 2023 23:59. You will need to submit an expression of interest form


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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If you have a question about Leadership in Action please get in touch.