Course Detail

RD306 - Define your professional self; enhance your professional relationships

Audience: All researchers (including staff and PhD students)

Understand better how you operate – as a person and as a researcher - and you will have a greater impact when you connect with others. Change how you operate, make better decisions, and your professional landscape will change around you. This hands-on workshop equips you with tools that enable you to: assess what is really important to you; choose how you will progress in those areas; increase your self-reliance; upgrade your communications and elevate your professional relationships. In this session you will explore the elements that define you as a researcher (at this time) and experiment with tools that reveal more of your potential. Activities demonstrate more opportunities for becoming your best (researcher) self. The groundwork here is a starting point – the tools in play are for you to revisit at any stage in your research journey, whenever you see fit.

Keywords: personal values, professional relationships, effective communication


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Acknowledge your assumptions and how they shape your opportunities
  • Identify your values and how they influence your decision-making
  • Determine your strengths and motivations, how they serve and drive you, and what to do when they don’t
  • Recognise the impact of values, strengths and motivations on professional relationships
  • Take practical steps to improve the clarity of your communication

Provided by: Researcher Development


Date: Thursday 14 February 2019

Venue: Scape 0.15, ME, Scape, Mile End

Time: 10:00 - 13:00


  • Dr S Robins-Hobden