King’s College London
King's College London
Leading Researchers is a leadership programme commissioned by King’s College London.
Leading Researchers: A Collaborative Leadership programme in Innovation was commissioned by King’s College London as a response to the 5 year Research Strategy. It was felt it was important to encourage a new generation of leading researchers, already proficient in their own area of study, to reach higher, work in a more cross-disciplinary way, and manage ambitious, large-scale programmes and initiatives across the university.
Who was involved?
The programme is a collaboration between the King’s College London Organisational Development team and Research and Development and is aimed at researchers who have recently been made Professor or will be shortly.
What we did
The programme works across 3 central pillars – Leadership, Collaboration and Innovation. It enables participants to generate, develop and express big ideas, identify their purpose and improve their communication and writing skills. It also encourages them to take calculated risks, collaborate across departments and innovate successfully with a range of partners, all in a supportive environment whilst learning from each other and senior colleagues.
This programme includes:
- 5 full-day workshops
- Internal speakers
- Practical guidance on grant development and logistics as well as personal development opportunities
- 6 x 1 to 1 coaching sessions for each individual participant
- Action learning sets
- The development of ideas to present at a KCL wide ideas summit