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Leadership Toolkit for Scientists

Cliftons Wellington

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Scientists often climb the leadership ladder through their scientific achievements and technical abilities. But few are prepared with the leadership skills necessary to develop and manage a best practice scientific team. In order to maximise performance in the laboratory and other settings, principal scientists must employ a number of skills including strong communication, emotional intelligence and authenticity.

Continuous funding cuts often cause tension and disengagement in the workplace. As a leader, it is imperative to motivate and engage your team in challenging circumstances, whilst addressing conflict simultaneously. In order to achieve an inspired and ambitious team, scientific leaders must create a work environment conducive to innovation and creativity.

Through various communication avenues and tactical relationship building, scientists can drive productivity and positive change whilst creating a strong supportive network for their team.

In this workshop, delegates will explore the leadership skills demanded of scientific professionals to increase team performance and fast-track research outcomes, in a real-time decision-making environment.
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• Honing your communication skills to strategically liaise with stakeholders
• Developing your emotional intelligence to better connect with your team
• Adapting to different individual working styles to create a positive work environment
• Addressing challenging behaviours and scenarios in the workplace
• Driving strategic change to improve processes and procedures
• Increasing your Leadership potential through feedback and self-awareness
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• Principal Research Scientists
• Technical Leaders
• Senior Science Coordinators
• Research Managers
• Scientific Professors
• Scientific Project Managers
• Heads of Science

07 February 2017

08:30 - 16:30


Day One

Strengthening your communication skills for operational success: 
- Understanding and adapting to different individual communication and working styles 
- Developing your one-on-one communication skills to improve individual relationships  
- Working with different personalities and working styles within your team 

Leading productive meetings to efficiently drive results: 
- Structuring and leading meetings to ensure productivity 
- Setting-challenging objectives to efficiently drive results 
- Honing your presentation and persuasion skills to improve the way critical information is delivered and understood 

Developing your individual leadership skills: 
- Understanding the differences between technical expertise, people management and leadership 
- Navigating the transition from the technical specialist to leader
- Increasing your emotional intelligence to better connect and communicate with diverse teams 
- Developing your self-awareness to encourage an active learning culture in your team 
- Seeking and encouraging feedback in order to improve your leadership skills 

Resolving conflict and tackling challenging situations: 
- Strategies to identify and tactically address toxic workplace behaviours in yourself and others 
- Techniques for effective conflict resolution in the workplace 
- The Brain and how it drives emotion and behaviour in the workplace
Martyn Pinckard - Consultant
Continuum Consulting Group

08 February 2017

08:30 - 16:30


Day Two

Liaising with key stakeholders for project success:
- Understanding the communication preferences of key stakeholders 
- Planning your stakeholder interactions in order to be more persuasive and effective
- Effectively communicating technical outcomes to key, non-scientific stakeholders
- Collaborating with policy and other external teams to build beneficial partnerships

Managing and developing a capable scientific team: 
- Tools for effective project management in the context of available resources, funding and time 
- Delegating responsibilities to match tasks with employee interests and personality types 
- Giving and receiving regular feedback to ensure delivery of work 
- Coaching your teams to deliver quality outcomes

Leading strategic change as a scientific leader:
- Leading with a purpose: Creating a vision that aligns with team culture 
- Advocating and managing change in an organisational environment to improve processes and procedures 
- Formulating and articulating individual and team goals to create collaboration and results  

Driving productivity through engagement and innovation: 
- Building an environment conducive to innovation and creativity in the workplace 
- Identifying team motivators to increase productivity and engagement
- Nurturing and coaching aspiring leaders within your team
Martyn Pinckard - Consultant
Continuum Consulting Group
Martyn Pinckard
Continuum Consulting Group
Cliftons Wellington
Phone: +64 4 901 9011
Level 28, The Majestic Centre 100 Willis Street

New Zealand
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