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Leading for success in science - edition co-funded by the Intervals programme with BIST and CRG


The aim of this workshop is to influence and support both the present scientific work and future careers of participating group leaders. The main focus will be to address the human aspects of doing science. The course will provide a nurturing frame for practical training, as well as for scientific exchange and networking.




Principal investigators - Priority new PIs (within 5 years of taking up PI position)


Leadership skills, which are essential for today’s challenges in scientific work, can be acquired and developed.

During this course, participants will:

  • Improve their communication, collaboration and leadership skills

  • Understand how to reach career goals more efficiently and effectively

  • Learn how to enable / empower others to do good science

  • Improve their (self-) organisational skills

  • Exchange their experiences as leaders in science

  • Learn how to better lead individual and group processes

  • Be encouraged to establish and maintain a peer support group

Other relevant information

This 3 day workshop is held at a venue in Barcelona, away from the attendees’ work institutions. Although not residential, the intention is to create a retreat atmosphere and participants should ensure their diaries are clear for all 3 days.

* Places will be shared between participants from the three funding centres

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HFP Consulting

Sašo Kočevar is the founder and managing director of hfp consulting. He developed and established leadership programmes worldwide exclusively focused on training scientists.

Romilde Manzoni has more than ten experience in biomedical research. After joining hfp consulting she became an expert trainer who gives courses to scientists on communication skills, leadership skills and career development.

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