Research Software Engineer Leadership Course

This is a new leadership course that is possibly the first in the world to provide an intersectional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) framework that underpins a leadership course for people who lead teams of Research Software Engineers (RSEs). This is also relevant for leaders of technical staff in private industry. We are aiming to make this course available soon.

To be kept in the loop when it is made available, sign up to our RSE Leadership Training Expression of Interest.

Title RSE Leadership Training by Rowland Mosbergen

Image of hammer and spanner in white circle with text below: We have many courses for technical knowledge but few for RSE Leadership.

Image of magnifying glass in white circle with text below: There are few if any leadership courses that are RSE specific.

Image of person pushing boulder up hill in white circle with text below: Anecdotes of  teams who struggle to find or keep talent when money is found.

Image of low battery in white circle with text below: Anecdotes of teams under-resourced for key lower-skilled jobs.

Image of checklist in white circle with text below: RSE UK survey in 2020 identified multiple skills in demand for RSEs.

Image of three concentric circles in orange circle with text below: Uses a Diversity and Inclusion framework to unearth talent.

Image of circular arrows going around in orange circle with text below: Uses Continuous Improvement skills to future-proof your team.

Image of three sockets in orange circle with text below: Create and maintain pipelines to attract talent.

Image of three people in orange circle with text below: Manage sustainable high-performing teams in complex situations.

Image of handshake in orange circle with text below: Build consensus by using an advocacy-based approach.

Want to find out more or submit an EOI? Please go to the Practical Diversity and Inclusion website at https://www.practicaldiversity.org/research-software-engineer-leadership-course/

The topics in the course include:

  • Using a Diversity and Inclusion framework to unearth talent
  • Using Continuous Improvement skills to identify talent
  • Setup and maintain pipelines to attract talent
  • Managing high-performance teams
  • How to deal with difficult people and building relationships

For more details please see the RSE Leadership Training Course Outline.