Interdependencies, synergies, identities
R&D consortia in which UT participates are widely diverse considering technical disciplines, academic and private interests and national work cultures. The relational dynamics caused by this diversity demand a lot of its leadership. Strengthening leadership in consortia is therefore an important present-day (valorisation-)theme. Our two day program helps consortium leaders better handle this working context. So consortia can speed up the collaborative effort and build more collective capacity around their joint ‘consortium-task’. Our program differs from traditional programs aimed at ‘technical’ aspects of consortium building (proposal writing, project management etc.). We focus on the (work-)relational issues of multi-party collaboration and their impact on success.
- Learn to develop effective working relations in addition to the pre-designed ‘mechanical structure of collaboration’ (see your Consortium Agreement).
- Learn to deal with (and capitalize on) the diversity of people, perspectives and positions.
- Learn about your personal effectiveness and ‘leadership’ in a multi-party setting. Handle with care and confidence the complexities of multi-party collaboration.
The program is administered by the UT - Career Development Centre email@example.com
Drs. Akkelien Bergsma, HR Policy Advisor Training & Development UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE tel: + 31 53 4896721. Mw. Prof. Dr. M. Vollenbroek and Prof. Dr. H. Hermens are the UT ambassadors watching over the relevance of the program to its target group. The content of the program is presented by experts who combine academic and leadership roles in multi-party organization (Drs. F. Grobbe, Mw. Prof.Dr. S. Schruijer). Participants are invited to bring their own ‘Consortium-case’ into the program.