A Development Strategy for



~ Highly skilled, innovative research groups ... in 6 months! ~


Are you planning to bring together a new inter- or trans-disciplinary research group?  Or perhaps have a research group that is not functioning as well as it should?  Then this process is the ideal way to set your group up for success!  Challenging and applied to the groups 'grand challenge' or 'wicked problem', this practical development process will embed the Knowledge Entrepreneur Toolkit into your research group culture at the same time as ensuring the full diversity of the group is used to develop innovative research approaches.

GROUP SIZE:  Best suited to between 18-24 participants.  Although this may be larger than your core research group, experience has shown that this process is most effective when undertaken as an 'extended research group'.  The relationships and shared leadership culture developed during the 6 month process has lasting benefits and represents the start of building a research ecosystem characterised by collaboration and innovation.

STRUCTURE:  The process follows a 6 phase process that ensures enthusiastic engagement, voluntary participation, a 'high trust' learning environment, robust processes, skilful leadership and a focus on collaboration and innovation. This developmental process requires full, active participation over a 6 month period involving a pre-workshop briefing session (3 hours), a 1 hour individual preparation interview,  a 3 day residential workshop and 2x2 day non-residential workshops spaced about 10 weeks apart.

PROCESSES AND CONTENT:  The Knowledge Entrepreneur Toolkit forms the basis of the content.  The processes that are used are based the principles of experiential, action, and adult learning.  

Contact Ross to discuss how this process can can help build dynamic research groups.