Leading Teams in Academia: Multiple Perspectives for Greater Effectiveness

Trainer: Dr. Matteo Garavoglia



  • What is leadership?
  • What dynamics underpin relations within a team?
  • How can intercultural diversity be exploited to the team's benefit?
  • Identify which leadership strategies might best suit the needs of the team
  • Practice and develop leadership skills



  • Understanding the theory underpinning team dynamics
  • Exploring the role played by intercultural issues and using them to the team's benefit
  • Avoiding common leadership "mistakes" and developing a "leadership toolbox"
  • Adopting different leadership strategies to match the team's requierments
  • Understanding one's own psychological profile and what kind of leader one is likely to be



  • Role-play and recreation of real life situations
  • Continuous focus on the link between theory and practice
  • Extensive hands-on, practical exercises
  • Individual, one to one and group feedback


About Dr. Matteo Garavoglia
Matteo Garavoglia was educated at the universities of London (SOAS), Paris (Science Po) and Berlin (FUB). He has lived in eleven countries across the world and is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian with a working knowledge of German and a basic understanding of Portuguese and Krio. Dr. Garavoglia is currently Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford and Senior Common Room Member at St. Antony's College, Oxford. His Research focuses on European Union humanitarian assistance, development aid and election observation missions. Matteo Garavoglia worked as trainer for a number of years.


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