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Managing Multiple Research Projects: 15 April 2024, 09:30-16:30

Managing Multiple Research Projects: 15 April 2024, 09:30-16:30

THIS TRAINING EVENT IS NOW FULL. We are planning to schedule a repeat session in response to demand. Keep an eye on the website and newsletter for further information about a future session.

Are you an early career postdoctoral researcher considering your next career steps?  Do you aspire to a leadership position, or have you recently taken on such a role?  Would you like to develop your skills in managing multiple research projects and priorities?

Managing multiple research projects and priorities:

Developed by Dr Katy Mahoney, an experienced researcher-coach, C-DICE are delighted to host this intensive and interactive 1-day workshop for postdoctoral researchers.

The day will allow you to explore some key aspects of moving on in a research career where your time becomes even more precious and you find you need to juggle priorities to achieve success.

The programme covers the themes of project planning, delegation, resource and people management and prioritisation.

Prior to attending, you will need to complete a short (10-15mins) pre-course task to assess your current priorities and time-management skills.

You will be invited to bring a project you are working on to the programme in order to bring the learning to life.

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify the standards, requirements and professional conduct that are needed for the effective management of research
  • Explore how to delegate to others in order for you to focus on your research and administrative priorities
  • Use time management tools to lead a team to deliver successful projects

By the end of the workshop you will have the knowledge to:

  • plan and delegate to deliver research projects
  • create project timelines
  • manage project resources
  • communicate effectively with others.

Outline of the day:

09.30 Arrival and networking

09.45 Project timelines and resource management when working on multiple priorities

11.00 Break

11.20 Project timelines and resource management when working on multiple priorities

13.00 Lunch

13.45 Communication and delegation when working on multiple priorities

15.00 Break

15.20 Communication and delegation when working on multiple priorities

16.45 Finish

Presenter Biography:

Dr Katy R Mahoney RGSF, VRDF. Researcher Coaching Founder, Director – Rodetal Ltd

Katy owns her own coaching and training business and, as a CDP Standards Office accredited executive coach, blends the skills she has honed over two decades in university settings to run the Researcher Coaching programme, training and coaching researchers across the world. Since completing her PhD in Human Geography, Katy has managed a career development programme training academics at 22 UK institutions for Vitae; coached and trained researchers online and face to face across seven continents and developed a specialism supporting researchers to increase their productivity and confidence to achieve their research and career goals.




The cost of this course, worth £250, will be fully subsidised by C-DICE.  Booking is via the link at the bottom of the page.  Please be advised that in booking a place you are committing to attend the training and that your University could be charged if you do not attend without cancelling by the closing date.

Funding available:

This training is eligible for the C-DICE travel and carer funds.

Travel Fund

C-DICE has established a fund to help postdoctoral researchers attend face-to-face C-DICE events where they may otherwise not have the funds to do so. C-DICE will contribute up to £150 towards the cost of travel and/or an overnight stay. Attendance at this training is eligible for a C-DICE travel grant. More details can be found here.

Caring Support Fund

If you are accepted to join the training but your caring responsibilities could present a barrier to participation, you can apply for the Caring Support Fund to meet additional costs. The purpose of the C-DICE Caring Support Fund is to help postdoctoral researchers with caring responsibilities to offset the additional costs of caring incurred by taking part in a C-DICE activity. More details can be found here.



Advanced Manufacturing Building

Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham



United Kingdom


15th April 2024


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