Art of science leadership

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The aim of this course is to train scientists and researchers in the art of science leadership. The course provides an overview of various standing leadership theories and principles; establishes the role of leadership in the scientific enterprise; explicates on personal leadership as a foundation for any successful leadership role in science; guides participants through development of the qualities required to lead others, build and maintain a thriving and dynamic research teams, with authentic team cultures; and finally, demonstrates the strategies to successfully transition from academia to industry.

Tutoring is participatory, with hands-on practical sessions that allow participants to implement the skills learned.

The course will be in English, without simultaneous translation. Attendance at the course will be subject to prior selection and the application phase will occur from September 4th to October 15th.


Researchers in the field of health sciences leading research projects.


20 nov / 14:00 – 18:00
Introduction and context

Science and the society
Theories and principles of leadership

21 nov / 14:00 – 18:00
Science leadership imperative

The science leadership context and mandate

22 nov / 14:00 – 18:00
Personal leadership development I

Principles of personal leadership
Personal leadership development and strategies

23 nov / 14:00 – 18:00
Personal leadership development II

Ingredients of personal leadership (ime management, productivity, mentoring, servant leadership)
Personal leadership philosophy

27 nov / 14:00 – 18:00
Leading others I

Hiring and building your team
Managing scientists
Team culture and dynamics

28 nov / 14:00 – 18:00
Leading others II

Conscious leadership in a team
Dysfunctions of a team
Dealing with dysfunctions of a team

29 nov / 14:00 – 18:00 
Research beyond academia – making a transition to Industry

Different cultures: academia vs industry
Managing the transition
Mastering research and leadership expectations in industry

30 nov / 14:00 – 18:00
Group presentations and conclusions

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