Research Leadership Development Programme

Many research leaders have had little or no formal leadership training. 

Our Research Leadership Development Programme (RLDP) connects senior researchers with great leaders to help improve their skills.

We’re currently reviewing the programme

There have been significant changes to the research landscape since the RLDP launched six years ago. 

We believe now is a good time to pause the programme and review how we can further improve the way we support and develop excellent research leaders. 

The 2018-19 RLDP is currently underway. We’ll pause the programme after this round and announce the outcome of our review in late 2019. 

What the 2018-19 programme involves

The 2018-19 RLDP has two immersive parts, or 'learning journeys'. Each lasts for four days and all activities are run by our partner Monitor Deloitte.

The activities explore three basic issues:

  • strategy and vision
  • managing people
  • leadership persona.

Part one: London, UK

This took place 19-22 November 2018 in London. 

It looked at leadership outside biomedical research. Participants visited a range of organisations to meet the people in charge and gain new perspectives.

Part two: Boston, USA

The second learning journey is 11-14 March 2019 in Boston.

It looks at leadership within biomedical research. As well as meetings with scientific leaders, it includes more hands-on skill development.