Researchers need to develop a comprehensive suite of skills to be competitive. Professional Skills for Research Leaders offers ready access to high-quality, just-in-time online support for all researchers. The quality of Epigeum programmes makes them particularly enticing and encourages deep engagement by those willing to explore their professional practice.
Professional Skills for Research Leaders is designed to address all stages of a researcher’s career. This makes the programmes useful not just for assessing one’s current career stage but anticipating future challenges as well.
The courses cover the essentials skills and knowledge that are needed by an academic researcher moving into their first research leadership role. The suite of online courses will provide an alternative approach to their professional development for research leaders who have too many other commitments to attend a conventional face-to-face course. The online nature of these courses will provide an effective means for researchers to progress to where they want to be professionally as a pace which will suit them.
The wide range of learning activities promotes engagement and the design allows researchers to interact in small bites as their time allows. This also allows time for reflection. It will encourage a more structured approach to development. Researchers can now proactively plan their development and so be better prepared for new opportunities. The knowledge gained will provide researchers with the confidence to take on new roles and greater challenges in their work.