NDM is committed to the professional development of our staff, recognising the importance of training, and encouraging staff to maximise the opportunities available to them. We have worked with OLI and the Careers Service to provide some bespoke courses for NDM, following feedback and suggestions from staff and students in our surveys, and improving ease of access for NDM members.

To book onto courses please follow this link.

For any further information please contact: Fiona.williams@ndm.ox.ac.uk

13 March 2019, 9.30am to 4.00pm
Location: Room B, WTCHG, Old Road Campus

A look at the essentials of what a manager needs to do in order to shape performance and be seen as ‘the manager’. This one-day workshop is aimed at those who are new to managing staff (probably in their first year of managing staff or about to start to manage staff) or those who have been managing for some time but have had no training in management and would like to refresh what they do. It looks at what it means to ‘manage others’, what the challenges are, and at the five key conversations that help shape performance, from giving feedback to having difficult conversations.

24 April 2019, 9.30pm to 4.00pm
Location: Room B, WTCHG, Old Road Campus

This one-day workshop looks at the challenges that some postdocs face when they find themselves, either by delegation or default, managing their colleagues. It looks at what it means to manage others, the sources of authority they can call on, how to draw on what motivates researchers to help get the best out of colleagues, and how to use non-directive coaching to handle those instances when they may not have all the answers. Participants should be senior postdocs who actively manage their colleagues either when their PI is away or on a more regular or long-term basis, but who have had no training in managing others. The content does not cover supervising the work of students and will not be very useful to those whose role is only to do this. The focus is on managing other postdocs, research assistants and others who are salaried.

13 May 2019, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Location: Room A, WTCHG, Old Road Campus

This half day workshop is aimed at those who do not yet manage others but think they would like to do, or who are aiming to do this as part of their career development. It looks at what it means to ‘manage’, what managers actually do and what they need to know, and at some of the challenges they face. Its aim to help participants decide if management is really for them and to have a better idea of what a job that involves management will entail.