TRAM: The Researcher as Manager

Expand your management skills with TRAM, a learning and reflection programme aligned to the ILM's philosophies to support your development as a manager.

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About TRAM

TRAM (The Researcher as Manager) ILM Recognised Award is for staff engaged in research. 

What would researchers like training in? Leadership 67%, Managing others 67%
Researcher Leadership and Management training requirements

It aims to provide an easily accessible development programme that can be completed while on a short term contract.

To gain the ILM Recognised Award for TRAM you need to:

  • Self-enroll onto the Module on Blackboard (under Organisations) via MUSE, where full details are available
  • Engage with a minimum of six TRAM sessions, including the core session, 'Managing your own continuing professional development'
  • Complete the reflective assignment and related CPD plan

An ILM recognised award

TRAM is an ILM Recognised Award (rather than a formal qualification) and is a valuable tool for developing your skills and planning how to put your learning into practice.

Having your learning formally recognised by the ILM means you can articulate to internal and external colleagues the steps you have taken to develop your leadership and management skills.


Find out from previous participants about their experiences:

Current staff

Find out more about the programme, including how to register and the courses that form part of TRAM, on the Staff hub.