Helping scientists transition to leadership: A taster session

Learn how your organisation can help support its scientists as they step up to leadership roles. This taster session introduces the Lab to Leader programme, a training and coaching package designed specifically to build the soft-skills, emotional intelligence and strategic mindset that those with purely scientific training can lack. Join us on 28 November to find out more. 

Dates Monday, November 25, 2019 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 09:30
Venue Cambridge
Contact Name Neil Baxter
Contact Phone 08452260624
Website Event website

Event details:

Why do some scientists struggle with leadership?

Good leadership is vital to the effectiveness of collaborative science. As such, important positions such as Lab Leader or Group Leader are natural rungs on the career ladder for ambitious scientists.

But brilliance in task-oriented, narrowly focused scientific work doesn’t necessarily translate well into comfort and competence in people-oriented and strategic leadership positions. Unfortunately, those promoted for their brilliance as scientists don’t always make for great bosses.

This is a problem across sectors but appears especially acute in scientific contexts. Research suggests this is partly a result of the kinds of personalities that are attracted to science, and partly because of the type of academic training and demands associated with research roles.

Leadership development designed for scientists

Lab to Leader is a leadership development programme that has been developed specifically to address this problem. Through a mixture of training and coaching it helps new and future scientific leaders enhance their self-awareness and build emotional intelligence as well as providing a strong foundation in best-practice people-management.

We’d love to invite you to a short and free introductory taster session specifically for HR and Training professionals so you can find out more. If you’d like to come along, we’ll be holding the session in Cambridge at 9:30am on 28 November.

Please get in touch for details.


We are a boutique learning consultancy specialising in designing and delivering tailored people-focused training in leadership, communication and workplace wellbeing.

We work extensively in and around Cambridge as well as across the UK and in Europe and the US, with clients across the scientific, private and public sectors. Popular programmes include:

Leadership and management training for scientists
Management development
Disagreement skills
Wellbeing training
Mental health awareness
Workplace communication skills
Handing difficult conversations

… and much more.