Research Leadership

This course has been part of a career offer for younger researchers. Unfortunately, the course is not currently offered.

Norsk versjon: Kurs i forskningsledelse

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About the course

The HR and HSE division is organizing a 2-day course on research leadership, targeted at PhD-candidates and postdocs. The main goal of the course is to support The PhD-candidate/postdoc in developing a long-term research career. The course will focus on understanding leadership in a research context where you might have to lead people more experienced than yourself. We will look at leadership implications related to developmental phases and archetypes of research groups, including strategic leadership and how to manage your research portfolio; – ambition and balancing dilemmas are important keywords here.

As leadership is closely connected to your relational skills we will also focus on personal leadership and how to be aware of your own talents and pitfalls – both in teamwork and supervision – and the potential for growth and development.

The course provides both theoretical introductions and practical learning activities. Working methods include plenary presentations, casework, experience-sharing, individual tasks and group discussions.

Course leader

Lars Christian Lassen is a partner at Mobilize Strategy Consulting A/S. He holds a Master of Science in Medicine as well as a Ph.d. in Healthcare Science from Copenhagen University (KU). Lars possesses strong knowledge, both practically and professionally, within leadership and organizational development, culture and personal leadership, change management, and strategic leadership in professional environments including innovation and portfolio leadership.

Participants about the course

  • “I think the course was quite useful and definitely will contribute to my development as a researcher” 
  • “Very well structured and good exercises. Collection of information beforehand to tailor-made the course was highly effective.”
  • “It was an extremely usefull workshop with a great instructor”