Leadership for research group leaders
The course is aimed for Research group leaders that have a minimum of two members in their group and have official staff responsibility. The course will start in September 2018.
KI has decided that all “activities are to be characterized by good leadership, teamwork, participation, transparency, equality and diversity, and environmental care both internal and external.” Part of efforts to ensure this is to strengthen the scientific leadership of the research group leader level. (From "Strategy 2018")
Research group leaders have the opportunity to learn about the roles and responsibilities necessary for a research group leader in terms of legal aspects, i.e. Karolinska Institutet's rules and regulations and obtain and use the tools and approaches that favour the creation of a work environment that provides the best conditions for innovative and creative research.
Upon completion of the course, participants are expected to:
- Have reliable knowledge about KI strategy documents and its implications and significance.
- Have improved their knowledge about academic leadership at the research group level and be able to use tools obtained during the course to implement a safe, confident and inspiring work environment in their research groups.
- Know and apply KI’s rules and regulations concerning work environment, economy, financing/contracts, information security and career development.
- Describe and consider the different roles, functions and responsibilities within academic research.
- Use knowledge and tools obtained during the course to build the conditions for dynamic group development and innovative research environments.
- Reflect on their own leadership role and be able to use tools obtained during the course to coach and give feedback to staff and organize effective meetings.
- Use knowledge and tools acquired during the course to implement an action plan to change and improve the work environment in their own research groups.
The course starts September 12-13, 2018. Finishes 11 April 2019.
The course is equivalent to two weeks of full time studies.
The course starts with a two-day retreat (Sept. 12-13, 2018) with participation of, among others, Acting Vice Chancellor, Acting Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of Research. It contains also subjects as Academic leadership and inspiration seminar by for ex. Thomas Sakmar, Rockefeller University.
See dates for seminars below.
In the eight half-day meetings in small groups (so called back-stage groups) the dates are the same as the seminars (see below), and two more meetings are to be scheudule in each group.
The course ends with a one-day follow-up meeting (11 April, 2019 - full day).
The course also includes a web course and the whole course will be held in English.
The application link is open until 11 June.
- Retreat (Sept. 12-13, 2018)
- Seminars, Oct 18 (at 9.00 – 12.30), Nov 15 (at 9.00 – 12.30), Dec 12 (at 9.00 – 12.30) in 2018, Jan 23 (at 9.00 – 12.30), Feb 20 (9.00 - 12.30), Mar 20 (at 9.00 – 12.30) in 2019
- Nine half-day meetings in small groups - so called back-stage groups. Dates are (13.30-17.00) Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 12, Jan 23, Feb 20, March 20. Two more meetings will be scheduled, one in 2018 and one during early 2019.
- One-day follow-up meeting (11 April, 2019- full day).
- The course also includes a web course.
Note! Recommendation letter from Head of Department or Section Head plus motivation letter. Please, send these, not later than June 11, to: email@example.com
Eligibility and selection
Participants must hold a PhD and be active researchers at Karolinska Institutet or a partner university.
Research group leaders with a minimum of two members in their group and have official staff liability.
Recommendation letter from Head of Department or Section Head plus motivation letter. Please, send these to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of participants: 32
Cancellation Policy: If cancelled 30 days before the course starts or later your department will be charged SEK 2500.
The course is arranged by the Board of Doctoral Education and the Board of Research. The course leaders are Helena Karlström and Kent Jardemark.