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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.

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

For a schedule of career development events and talks during 2020 please click here: Career Development Events 2020 updated Feb20

28th February 2019, 14.00 – 16.00
Location: Room A, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Old Road Campus

This is a short workshop aimed at postdocs who are considering becoming a PI and who would like a little more insight into what this might involve, both in terms of achieving research independence and in what the role involves.
Amongst other things, it looks at how to assess your readiness and what you can do to be better prepared for the transition. All those attending should bring a copy of their cv.

13th March 2019, 09.30 – 16.00
Location: Room B, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, 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.

22nd March 10:00 – 12:00
Location: Rooms A & B Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Old Road Campus
Itinerary: 10 – 11am – Presentations, open discussion, Q&A’s. 11 – 12 noon 1:1 sessions

What is coaching and how does it work? How can coaching help you accelerate your career?
NDM are hosting a pilot seminar open to all Oxford University staff – find out about the coaching and mentoring schemes available, and sign up for a trial 1:1 taster coaching session (limited spaces available)

Please note 1:1 sessions are limited, so will be allocated on a first come basis. Joining instructions will be sent to you if you are allocated a 1:1 session.
If you have any questions about this event, please email karen.valentine@ndm.ox.ac.uk
Registration now closed.

24th April 2019, 09.30 – 16.00
Location: Room B, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, 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.

20th May 2019, 13.30 – 16.30
Room B, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, 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.

14th March 2019
Room A, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Old Road Campus
12th June 2019
Room K, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Old Road Campus

Each session will last 1hr 15 minutes, from 12.45 – 14.00.

Audience: managers/supervisors (Max 15 persons)

Overview of what will be covered:

  • Understand what is meant by the terms bullying and harassment
  • Reflect on what bullying and harassment look like in a department and consider the actor and receiver’s perspective
  • Identify the responsibilities of the manager and all staff in addressing bullying and harassment, including the role of bystanders
  • Be aware of what you can do to intervene if others are bullied or harassed or if you feel you are being bullied or harassed