Professional Accreditation Program

February 12, 2016


The rapidly changing and increasingly competitive research landscape requires research managers who can drive change in complex environments and lead diverse teams to fulfil institutional strategies and goals. This requires leaders who have a deep understanding of themselves, their teams and the environment in which they must operate.  Strategic thinking and analytical skills are now merely the entry point leadership qualities and must be accompanied by practical implementation abilities, high emotional intelligence and an ability to network and effectively collaborate with others.

Following the success of the ARMS Foundation Level Accreditation Program, the Society is now pleased to announce the initial intake for its Professional Level Accreditation Program aimed at developing leaders in research management. This comprehensive program combines contemporary leadership theory and practice grounded in a research management context. It includes a blend of learning styles incorporating taught material with case studies, group learning, workplace assignments and individual mentoring. Electives give participants a deep knowledge of contemporary issues in research including research impact, international funding programs, data analysis and more. The program is developed and delivered by leaders in research management and will be directly applicable to mid-senior level research managers in universities, hospitals, research institutes and research agencies, government and funding bodies.

You will join a cohort of up to 20 participants who will cover an intensive, 12 month program.

It is anticipated that the initial core program will run multiple times throughout 2016, with the initial date being mid April/early May.
Want to find out more?  The 2016 Program Guide provides full details, including program features, fees and program pre-requisites.
To register your interest, please complete the application form and return to the ARMS Administrative Officer, Tracey Kelly by no later than cob, Friday the 19th of February 2016.

Further enquiries can be directed to the ARMS Chief Operating Officer, Maria Zollo, email or telephone +61 8 8201 2525 or visit the website