Edinburgh Climate Research Leaders
Edinburgh Climate Research Leaders Programme 2023-24. A collaborative leadership programme for women in climate research.
About the programme
Edinburgh Research Office, with support from the Institute for Academic Development and the Edinburgh Earth Initiative have been working closely with training partners 64 Million Artists to develop a new leadership programme for women in academia (Grades 8-10) working in Climate Change. Recognising that women are currently under-represented in this area, the University is keen to support women to grow, as well as recognising and seeking to change the barriers placed on them by systemic inequality.
The programme has been co-designed with women from across the University and will support participants to develop new skills and knowledge, build their confidence and capacity for developing ambitious research programmes and create a network of support as they grow ideas for impact. The programme will focus on personal leadership development, as well as creating a strong cohort to advocate for change and innovation within the sector.
The programme will run from January - May 2024.
The programme will consist of:
5 full day workshops
2 online spotlights (2-3 hours)
1 sandpit to engage wider university staff in the collective ideas for change generated by the group
121 coaching (6 sessions)
Action learning (3 sessions, in groups of 5)
One-to-one Coaching and Action Learning will be scheduled around your availability and will run throughout the life of the course.
Workshops 1 and 2 (in person)
Dates: Monday 29 January 2024 and Tuesday 30 January 2024
Building on strengths
Purpose, Vision and Values
Building a network
Spotlight 1 (online)
University research strategy
Navigating research support at Edinburgh
Workshops 3 and 4 (in person)
Dates: Monday 11 March 2024 and Tuesday 12 March 2024
Values led leadership
Having courageous conversations
Developing ideas for change together
Influencing/engaging people with ideas
Spotlight 2 (online)
Workshop 5 (face to face)
Date: Tuesday 23 April 2024
Sandpit Event (face to face)
Date: Tuesday 14 May 2024
In this final event, invited guests from across the University will come and take part in a sandpit hosted by the participants, sharing and building on ideas developed in the course.
Applications are now closed for 2024.
There are 20 places available and applications will be reviewed by Lorna Thomson (Director of ERO), Fiona Phillipi (IAD), the Deans of Research for each College and representatives from 64 Million Artists.
To apply, please complete the following short online application form:
An online information session about the programme was held on Monday 11 September.
For more information please contact email@example.com with Climate in the subject line.
64 Million Artists deliver a huge range of training and supportive learning environments in settings across the UK. They have been working in higher education for the last 8 years and currently run successful leadership programmes at King’s College London, Trinity College Dublin, Queen’s University Belfast, Durham University and the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester. Their work is always based on the needs of the participants and takes a flexible and creative approach to making work relevant, inclusive and people-centred for every course they run.