Ljubljana | February 2019

Training School "Leadership for the future: knowledgeable and successful leaders in Research Administration"

February 18-20, 2019 | Ljubljana, Slovenia


Leadership is the process of influencing others to reach a certain goal. Self-leadership is the process in which you influence yourself in achieving objectives. For both leadership as well as self-leadership awareness is important both of your behaviour, your role, your tasks functions etc. Although leadership is often associated with being a director or manager having a hierarchical relationship towards others, it is however just as much as about getting things done. Combining your technical knowledge with a set of strong communication, behavioural and personal skills is the key to understand one’s self and work to develop strong competencies in others.
This training will provide you with knowledge for personal growth focuses on your own professional role and giving you practical tools to boost your professional career.



This training school is a three-day practical course designed for administrative staff who want to grow into a leadership role/position, and who:

●  are familiar with the international funding, particularly EU proposals, but also

●  have limited experience as leaders in administration.

What can you get out of this?

First and foremost, this training school is primarily about sharing knowledge, best practices, practical solutions, tips and hints, with:

●  Focus on the role of Research Administrators (RA) in the topic;

●  Providing training for RA by RA;

●  Integrating presentations by experts with practical examples and exercises;

●  Ample time will be set aside for Q&A sessions and discussions. 


Training School organization

The training will be divided in four sessions dealing with four levels of control: Self, Team, Institution and National & International. In each level, topics and behaviour will be presented and discussed. Each circle deals with your role in that particular ecosystem, combining the four to an integrated training to boost your professional career.
See the Training School programme for more detailed information.



Natasa Jakominic Marot, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Edwin Kanters, VU Amsterdam and Amsterdam UMC, Netherlands

Madalena Martins, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier, NOVA University Lisbon (ITQB NOVA), Oeiras, Portugal

Olivier Sparagano,Coventry University, Coventry, UK



The number of participants is limited to: 20 with reimbursement (Group A) + 15 from Slovenia and/or neighbouring countries which can reach this training school without reimbursement (Group B) - for this second group, priority will be given to candidates from Slovenia and from inclusiveness countries bordering Slovenia: Croatia, and Hungary.


Financial support

A lump sum of 700 Euros towards travel and accommodation expenses (target group A). Candidates from Slovenia (outside the Ljubljana area) can also apply for Group A, but the lump sum will be 350 Euros.

No additional financial support is available from COST. 



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Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Novi trg 2, 1001 Ljubljana, Slovenija
T: ­+386 1 470 63 16

Contact details

Local organizers:

EmailVanda Baloh, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

EmailMartina Jug (+386 1 470 63 16), Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

EmailStaška Mrak Jamnik, University of Ljubljana

EmailTjaša Nabergoj, University of Ljubljana

EmailPrimož Petek, Slovenian Forestry Institute

Training School Managers (for any question concerning organization and programme): EmailMadalena Martins and EmailCristina Oliveira

Grant Holder (for questions on registration and reimbursement): EmailAndri Charalambous