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The Oxford Learning Institute has introduced four new workshops, two for postdocs, two for Principal Investigators. These will be run locally based on how many people register their interest from each department or area.

New workshops

 So you want to be a PI?

This two-hour workshop is for postdocs who want to explore what it means to be a PI and what they might need to do to become one. The workshop looks at what a PI is and at the typical requirements for someone to make the transition from talented postdoc to research independence. It will enable participants to explore their standing in their field and how they match-up to the typical criteria that funders and departments have for those seeking to make this key transition.  The workshop is analytical and exploratory as these is no single, well-defined route to achieving research independence. 

Register your interest in this workshop at http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk/register.php?cc=MAN/PI1

If you have any queries, please contact bill.dunn@learning.ox.ac.uk 

Managing researchers: an introduction for postdocs

This half-day workshop is for postdocs who find themselves, by design or default, managing other research staff on behalf of, or in support of, their PI. It covers the basics of managing research staff, from supporting them through the first few months to shaping performance and encouraging reflection and development.

Register your interest in this workshop at http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk/register.php?cc=MAN/PI2

If you have any queries, please contact bill.dunn@learning.ox.ac.uk

The new PI: the challenges of managing research

This one-day workshop is for those PIs who have their first grant and are relatively new to managing staff and to the challenges of keeping on top of all the demands a new PI faces.

It explores the challenges faced by the new PI, particularly in making the transition from start-up soloist to a functioning group. It looks at what PIs who have made this transition have to say about it, and what they wish they had known at the time. It also covers the fundamentals of bringing in and managing staff and how to get them performing at a high level.

Register your interest in this workshop at http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk/register.php?cc=MAN/PI3

If you have any queries, please contact bill.dunn@learning.ox.ac.uk

Research group leadership: leading a productive research group

This one-day workshop is for those PIs who have experience of growing and leading a research team and want to explore how their approach to leadership affects the productivity of their group.

It looks at what research has to say about what makes a research group productive and at the PI’s influence over these factors. It explores topics such as the impact of your approach on outputs and the pros and cons of giving staff more say in what they do. Whether you want a refresher or simply to validate what you do, this workshop helps you think about how you lead your group.

Register your interest in this workshop at http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk/register.php?cc=MAN/PI4

If you have any queries, please contact bill.dunn@learning.ox.ac.uk