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Postdoc Academy


We offer a number of workshops and masterclasses that will help you develop your leadership skills.

In addition, you have the opportunity to apply for a place on our upcoming Leadership Coaching course, a more intensive training opportunity with very limited places.

If you have any questions, please contact


Leadership Incubator: Ignite Your Leadership Potential in 4 Weeks

Looking to improve your leadership skills? Join our dynamic group coaching programme! 

This course offers participants customised learning and development to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to drive innovation, inspire teams, and achieve your professional goals. 

Through engaging group discussions, interactive activities, and personalised reflection, you will benefit from the wealth of experience and perspectives within the group and create meaningful connections with like-minded professionals.

Applications are now open until 12pm on Friday 31 May.

Find out more about the course and how to apply below.


What happens during the course?

Through engaging group discussions, interactive activities, and personalised reflection, you will:

  • expand your understanding of emotional intelligence, develop a deeper self-awareness and discover ways to manage stress and relationships
  • evaluate psychological safety and analyse the role of leaders in promoting healthy team dynamics
  • understand what coaching is and how to apply it in day-to-day interactions
  • expand your understanding of cultural intelligence and apply it to communication, conflict resolution and time management
When and where is it happening?

The four core sessions will take place on Tuesdays from 10:00-12:00 during the following dates:  

  • 11 June (online)
  • 18 June (online)
  • 2 July (online)
  • 9 July (online)
How to apply

There are a limited number of spaces for Cambridge postdocs on this course, which are available on a competitive basis. 

Interested postdocs must submit an application, including two statements of up to 200 words each on:

  • your experience with or aspirations for leadership, including prior training you have had
  • why you should attend this course and what benefits you expect to derive.

Please consider your statements carefully as we are looking for evidence of your commitment to the course, an understanding of what it might give you and how you would benefit. Please note - you will not be able to save your work and return to the form once you start entering information.

Apply here for our next Leadership Coaching Course by 12pm on Friday 31 May.