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Working with Others

Managing Other People in Research

1 day

About This Course
This one-day, practically focussed programme starts by examining the different people we need to manage in our research environment and considers how we communicate with each other effectively.

Managing people requires you to find strategies and plans that suit your style and the style of those you manage.  The course discusses a range of options and further recommended reading and resources will support participants to embed relevant practices in their day-to-day work and relationships.

Who Should Take This Course?
This course should prove to be of particular interest to those who:

  • Currently directly manage a team of people
  • Aspire to directly manage a team of people in a research environment
  • Have a group of stakeholders to manage in a research project

Outline of Content
The content covers:

Motivating others:

  • What motivates people in a research environment?
  • Different motivation strategies for the different people you manage
  • Motivating yourself to develop your people management skills


  • Delegating the most appropriate thing to others
  • Managing your own time – managing others workloads
  • Keeping track of delegated tasks

Reviewing Progress:

  • The role of planning in managing people
  • Keeping research and researchers on track
  • Making the most of opportunities for group meetings

Effective one-to-one meetings:

  • Creative, engaging conversations
  • Keeping track of why you are meeting and what the outcomes are
  • Having difficult conversations if and when you need to

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, it is expected that learners will be able to:

  • Directly apply some techniques to their current work
  • Be able to reflect on why some techniques work with some people and why others techniques are relevant for other people.
  • Consider how they practically learn about people management in their current and future roles.

Entry Requirements
Places on this workshop are open to staff members on a Research only contract, other staff groups are welcome to apply for a place and will be entered onto a reserve list, in the event of a place becoming vacant a week prior to the session commencing staff members will be offered a place. For further guidance please email

13 November 2015

11th Floor, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0DE
09:30 - 16:30

To book a place on this date please submit your booking request via Core Portal*
*Please note you will need to inform your line manager/principal investigator of your training request so that they can authorise it in the Core Portal. No automated email will be sent notifying them of pending training requests.

Provider: HUMRS
Target Audience: RS