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December 2020

Having Tough Conversations With Your Supervisor

December 2 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

No matter how well your PhD progresses,; no matter how good a relationship you (think you) have with your supervisor(s), at some point there’ll be a need for a tough conversation. It could be about publication authorship. It could be about experimental design. It could be about grant writing, or thesis submission or leaving academia. Whatever the topic, in this FREE on-line workshop I’ll go through some strategies you can use to make these conversations easier. But, don’t be fooled,…

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February 2021

Having Tough Conversations With Your Students

February 3, 2021 @ 08:00 - 17:00 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

Sometimes, talking with your PhD students can be like trying to negotiate with a silverback gorilla. And, maybe in those times you’re better off taking the same response as we did with COVID19 and physically distance yourself. But, for the other times, when its going to be tough but not gorilla tough – what can you do to make it easier? Or how could you have a tough conversation and avoid gorillas? In this FREE on-line workshop I’ll look at…

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YouTube for Researchers

February 10, 2021 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

Should researchers be on YouTube? Well, if you believe that the future of content is video then the answer must be yes! YouTube is the second most visited website in the world. Second only to Google search. Facebook is 3rd. Thus, if you want to influence on social media, you should at least be thinking about YouTube. In this FREE on-line workshop I’ll present current usage stats for the platform, the kinds of people using it, what they use it…

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Staying Focused on Your PhD

February 17, 2021 @ 08:00 - 17:00 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

PhDs take forever. Well, it seems that way. Data on completion times suggests 7 years is the average. Yet, (Australian) universities are pushing 3 years, perhaps with a 6 month extension. So, how do you stay focused? Or, more to the point, what are the kinds of things that distract you from making meaningful progress in your PhD and how can you avoid them? I’ll have (some) of the answers to those questions in this FREE on-line workshop. I can’t…

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Managing Research Projects

February 24, 2021 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

Do you manage research projects or do they manage you? If you’d like to have more clarity about what is happening when; who is responsible; reporting and milestone timing then this FREE on-line workshop is for you. Bring your questions, as I’m guaranteed to have answers. And you never know, some of my answers might even be good ones. This is a FREE event, but registration is essential.

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March 2021

Building High-Performing Research Teams

March 3, 2021 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

What’s a high-performing research team I hear you ask? I’d like to know too! But, until then we can look to examples like performing art or motorsport. In this FREE on-line workshop, We’ll look at how those teams operate and some of the lessons we can take into our research teams. This is a FREE event, but registration is essential.

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