Development Programme for Directors of Research (DPDoR) 2019-2020
DPDOR is a joint initiative between the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) and the British Academy of Management (BAM). This programme has run for over a decade and it is designed for those holding a director of research post, or those aspiring and working towards the position within their institution.
What will the programme cover?
- The role of Director of Research
- Assessing and developing research strategy
- Devising research structures and management processes
- Managing REF results
- Developing funding strategies and driving income
- Research training and doctoral programmes
- Defining research impact
Session 1 – Developing a Research Strategy
The first session will explore the role of the Director of Research in the context of business schools and the differing ways one can develop a research strategy
Session 2 – Income, Students and Engagement
Once a research strategy has been developed, income is a key priority. Participants will explore the funding landscape and available income sources. The discussion will also focus on the varieties of doctoral programmes and approaches to engagement within research
Session 3 – Managing research performance and learning from others
This session will look at the lessons learnt from the REF and, using case studies, will assess how to manage research performance
Session 4 – Future Priorities: This session will look to the future of your role within business schools
In the post REF era what is next for the Director of Research? This session will also include opportunities to address the cohort’s interests and issues.
- Develop and enhance the skills and competencies required to be an effective Director of Research
- Gain confidence in dealing with the REF process from strategy, implementation and the presentation of results
- Professional development and learning objectives explored in the context of your institution's research priorities strategy.
- Great opportunities for collaboration and discussion
- Mentoring with a BAM Fellow
- Drive the agenda and tailor it to your particular questions.
Who should apply?
- Directors of Research
- Those who are likely to succeed their current Director of Research will also benefit from the programme to prepare for the role
Participants on DPDoR, once accepted, are encouraged to discuss with their Dean or Head of Department their learning objectives and prospective actions for research strategy from the programme. Reflections upon this and discussion about realising prospective learning and actions will form a central component of the DPDoR.
Dates and Location
- Session 1: 14-15 November 2019
- Session 2: 23-24 January 2020
- Session 3: 5-6 March 2020
- Session 4: 11-12 June 2020
The sessions take place in different business schools within London.
Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. A participant will not be awarded a certificate of completion if they fail to attend more than one session.
Programme fee: £3,670
Programme fees include lunch, an evening meal and course fees. Please note participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation and travel.
Please contact Linh Dang at email@example.com or 02073837770 if you require an invoice for payment.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of the programme which focuses on personal development and encourages frank and open discussion, it may not always be suitable for two participants to attend from the same institution. If we receive two registrations from individuals at the same institution, we will notify the institution and the participants, taking account of when the registrations were received, and ask for guidance on whether one or both can attend on the same programme.
Professor Graeme Currie
Graeme Currie is Professor of Public Management & Pro-Dean Research Engagement & Impact at Warwick Business School. In the latter role, he endeavours to create an environment within which faculty can publish in the very leading business and management journals. He also encourages faculty to ensure their research addresses grand challenges faced by organizations and society. In so doing, he helps connect business school faculty with those in other university departments concerned with making such impact. Finally, he seeks to develop research capacity through the doctoral programme at Warwick, supporting early career researchers to progress to substantive faculty positions at Warwick or elsewhere.
On a personal level, his research mainly focuses upon healthcare organisation and management, supported by large scale grants from National Institute of Health Research (through their Health Services & Delivery Research and CLAHRC funding streams). He has published in extensively in leading business & management journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations. His work is interdisciplinary, encompassing publications in public administration journals, such as Public Administration Research & Public Administration, and in health services journals, such as Social Science & Medicine. In a previous life before becoming an academic, Graeme worked in organization development for the NHS and Rover Car Manufacturing Group.
For more information, please contact Linh Dang at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 02073837770
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