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Leadership and Management Skills Course for Administrative Staff 2024

Leadership and Management Skills Course for Administrative Staff 2024Leadership and Management Skills Course for Administrative Staff 2024

10/07/2024 12/07/2024
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Leadership and Management Skills Course for Administrative Staff 2024

Administrative staff in research environments play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operation of  scientific endeavors.
They are the backbone that supports researchers, facilitating communication, managing resources, and fostering a collaborative atmosphere.
However, the transition into these multifaceted roles often comes without the necessary training in communication, leadership, conflict resolution, and team management.
Recognizing the unique demands on research administrators, we have designed a course to offer practical,hands-on training that addresses their real-world challenges.
By investing in their development, we aim to foster a more efficient, effective, and inclusive research environment. This will enable administrative professionals to better support their teams and drive organizational success.


Participants will:

  • Improve their communication, collaboration and leadership skills
  • Learn tools to facilitate effective interactions between researchers, departments, and external stakeholders
  • Understand how to productively support the diverse needs of the research teams
  • Improve their (self-) organisational skills to ensure smooth and efficient operations
  • Share experiences and best practices in research administration
  • Learn strategies for creating a collaborative and inclusive atmosphere
  • Strengthen their network and collaboration within their institution
  • Be encouraged to establish and maintain a peer support group


  • Key communication skills
  • Balancing different professional roles
  • Establishing and maintainin collaborations
  • Active Listening
  • Dealing with conflicts constructively
  • Organizing your work: setting goals, setting priorities
  • Delegate tasks more effectively
  • Motivating people
  • Recruiting the right people
  • Navigating group dynamics


Target audience: Administrative Staff at CRG
Number of people: Up to 16 participants
Format: In person
Dates: 10-12 July 2024
Trainer team: The course will be run by a team of two experienced hfp consultants
Room: Rita Levi-Montalcini (PRBB patio)

Registration HERE

Working Style

  • As our training philosophy is based on ‘learning by doing’, we strive for a highly interactive learning environment in which participants actively engage in discussions and exercises
  •  We will balance teaching and practical exercises in pairs or small groups.
  • We will work with real life cases of participants.
  • Each session will be moderated by two hosts, enabling a process-oriented and interactive experience which fulfills the high standards of our training courses.
  • Materials produced during the workshop will be made available to participants.