Tuesday March 26th
Wednesday March 27th

EARMA LEADERSHIP EVENT for a maximum of 25 participants

Member fee: 730 euro + vat 22%
Non Member fee: 970 euro + vat 22%

Access: Open to public




Purpose of the event: Being a leader in research is ultimately enabling the best researchers to flourish and grow. Therefore, both day-to-day challenges and more strategic considerations can stand in the way for reaching that target. With this Leadership in Research Event, we will target some of these issues and through keynote presentations and group work building on sharing of experience and best practice give effective ways to navigate in an environment of contradicting goals and directions. Engaging and networking with Research Leaders from around the world.

Participants: Managers and (aspiring) leaders from research, grants or sponsored programme offices at research organisations like universities, research institutions, research councils and funding agencies. The group will consist of up to 30 people including key leaders from Europe as well as the US, Australia, South Africa, China etc.

Professional development: Both newcomers and former participants will gain valuable experience either building on top of previous Leadership Events or establishing a foundation for becoming a professional Leader in Research. The program will be aligned with a future certification program in Leadership in Research.

Moderation team : This is a tailor made, one of a kind event developed by experienced EARMA leaders based on the experience of previous EARMA leadership events.

Jan Andersen (Technical University of Denmark, former EARMA Chair and board member)
John Donovan (Dublin Institute of Technology, former EARMA Chair)
Ragnar Lie (Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions, Chair of EARMA Professional Development and Recognition Committee)
Evelina Brännvall (Technical University of Luleaa, Chair of the Annual Conference Programming Committee)

Participation: A survey will be sent out in advance to adjust the program to expectations and topics raised by the participants.

NOTICE: This is a draft programme and subject to change. EARMA reserves the right to change the programme as it sees fit leading up to the event.



Venue: Hotel I PORTICI, Salone Delle Feste, BOLOGNA (Different from main conference centre) https://www.iporticihotel.com/en/salone-delle-feste-0


Tuesday March 26

12:00 Registration and lunch
13:00 Welcome and introduction Jan Andersen, Technical University of Denmark
13:30 Keynote presentation – Prof. Dr, Johannes Vogel, (tbd)
Understanding Open Science – How to prepare for the new reality? Chair: Ragnar Lie, Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions
14:30 Presentation of outcome of last year Leadership Event Chair: Dr. John Donovan, Dublin Institute of Technology
15:00 Workshop
  Leaders in Research challenges: a. Handling a buffet of tasks in the research office b. Mission flow c. Getting time to do the essentials d. Managing up Facilitator: Jan Andersen
17:00 – 19:00 Train your presentation performance Dorte Koch, MA in Adult Education and H.R, Voice Teacher from London
20:00 Networking dinner at or near venue


Wednesday March 27

09:00 Keynote Presentation – Tbd
“Research in Europe – challenges and potentials” Chair: Evelina Brännvall
10:00 Workshop
  Topics on our agenda a. Getting prepared for HE b. Responsible research and Open Science c. GDPR d. Ethics and compliance – now in research e. Handling research infrastructures f. Widening participation – is that me? (Topic prioritized by workshop on day 1) Facilitator: Ragnar Lie
11:30 Conclusion and evaluation
12:00 Lunch
13:30 End


The main conference will start after the Leadership Event with the General Assembly at 15:30, 27/03


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