MedIAN would like to invite you to our Collaborations Skills Workshop at St Anne’s College (Oxford).
Collaborating with other researchers both inside and outside your field of interest is an integral part of working in research. Learning the skills that enable you to identify who to work with and how to work effectively in both small and large groups will provide you with a platform to participate in effective and high value collaborations.
Run by professional facilitators – Facilitate This – this workshop aims to help you to understand what type of worker you are and how you interact with others enabling you to engage in collaboration in an effective way. You will learn skills and techniques to support the dissemination of ideas within a group setting and how to communicate effectively.
Due to limited spaces, places will be allocated to ensure a widespread of institutions are represented. To apply for a place clink on the link above using the password Collab20
To know the skills, techniques and develop mind-sets that underpin successful collaboration and the benefits and challenges collaboration presents
To define the stages for developing, delivering and disseminating collaborative research projects and the requirements at each stage and reviewing tools to keep on track
To know your strengths within a team, the building blocks for effective teams and the role of leadership within research teams
To work collaboratively to develop and define a collaborative research project
The session will be highly inter-active with lots of practical group activities, exercises and opportunities to get to know each other.
09.30 Arrival and registration
10.00 Welcome and introductions
10.15 Setting up for Success: Mixture of small team and group collaborative activities that help to get to know each other, share working styles and agree way of working
11.30 Collaboration – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Learning from a review of collaborations. Understanding the benefits and building blocks of collaboration and personal challenges in collaborating.
13.30 Research – Developing, Delivering & Disseminating
The stages and the requirements of each stage of the research life-cycle and the role of collaboration within it. When the going gets tough – getting back on track.
15.20 Me, You & Us & Them
Using Belbin Profiles to bring teams and team strengths & differences to life. Identifying key strengths and requirements for stages of the research life cycle.
16.30 Review of the day
Day 2 – Using skills and tools to work collaboratively to develop a research proposition
09.15 Setting up for Day 2
The Challenge. The Opportunity & The Problem Solving Process
Set Energy & Direction for the Day
10.00 The Research Brief
Working systematically and collaboratively through the problem solving cycle to define, ideate and converge on research proposals.
11.50 Developing Research Proposals
Determining Needs of each Project and Balancing Skills & Experience, Individual & team strengths and requirements for collaboration within these teams in the development phases. Using the group to gain feedback.
13.30 Delivering Research Proposals
Putting a timeframe on your proposal, identifying stakeholders, methods for collaboration; key gateways; potential sources of funding. Testing with your collaborators. Dealing with set-backs.
15.00 Dissemination & Celebration
Time to tell the world! Understanding your audience & routes to influence; evaluating methods of dissemination. Making Headlines.
16.00 Review of the Workshop
Key Learning, Evaluation. Next Steps. Evaluating learning and outcomes from the 2 day session