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March 2022

Strategic Planning

March 22 @ 09:00 - 09:45 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

Planning is useful, but plans are useless - I am sure you have heard that saying (President Eisenhower). I think the strategic part of planning is useful (not plain planning). And I also think strategic plans are a little bit better than useless. If you'd like to know more (e.g. what a strategic plan is, how to do it, how to implement it) come along to this FREE Tuesday Talk. Registration is ESSENTIAL.

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Productivity Q & A

March 23 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia
$9.90

Description This workshop will be all about you. Got a question – I’ll try to answer it. And, the focus will be productivity. Anything. Any area. Data collection. Data collation. Reporting. Publishing. Writing. emailing. Meetings. Project management. Social media. Thesis. MS Word. So, if you want to know “how do I get better/faster/efficient” then come and ask the question in this workshop. When Wednesday 23 Mar 2022 12:30 – 13:15 (Melb, Aus time) (check my timezone) It’ll also be recorded…

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Building presentation skills

March 29 @ 13:00 - 17:00 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia
$99

Description Like it or not, when it comes to presentations entertainment comes before education. That is, most people, most of the time, want to be entertained first and educated second. Even academics! Yet, there are very few (if any) formal training sessions focused on good presentations. This program aims to rectify that. In this half-day training, we’ll get hands on with your latest research, article or information session. We’ll look at ways you can make it more entertaining – without…

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Applying for ethics

March 30 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia
$9.90

I know when I completed my first research ethics application I was SO nervous. I heard horror stories about simple requests being knocked back. Or drowning in paperwork. Now, I’ve done a few, I’m not saying they’re easy, but having a guiding hand might be useful. I know I would have benefited. And, it is something most academics don’t have or make time for. The National Code on ethics and associated forms, were supposed to make applying for ethics easy.…

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April 2022

Nailing annual milestones

April 6 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEST
$9.90

Description As a PhD student, your annual appraisals are really nerve racking. And all other students and academics tell you is “don’t stress”. Yeah right! So, this workshop is about helping you put that stressful energy into something useful. Focusing your nervous energy into a better report. presentation or confirmation. Bring your data along, as well as what is required, and we’ll put together awesome (relevant) content for your audience. So, when your supervisor says “don’t stress” you can actually…

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Industry engagement

April 19 @ 09:00 - 09:45 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

One of the useful things about working with industry - once you're in you're in. The data even says that's the case (80% of industry university collaborations result in repeat "business"). In this Tuesday Talk, I'll cover a process you can use to identify potential areas for collaboration, potential partners and then make an approach. As usual, Tuesday Talks are FREE, but registration is ESSENTIAL.

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Strategic planning – 2022

April 26 @ 13:00 - 17:00 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia
$99

Description Strategic planning essentially puts plans into context. It takes into account what we know about the world and how it could grow, change or update. If you like the idea of that, but are not sure how you can collect that information, then attend this training session! We’ll get hands on to create your individual or team strategy. We’ll cover things like vision, mission, goals, tactics and actions. Not to mention SWOT and STEEPLE (if you’re not sure what…

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Getting more from your staff and students

April 27 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia
$9.90

Description Whether it is COVID, the great resignation or business as usual, supervisors always want more from their staff and students. And staff and students always feel like their bosses are asking for too much. How can you strike a balance? In this workshop we’ll look at factors that drive performance and those that decrease it. We’ll also look at the stereotypical academic culture and how you might be reinforcing it – and how to break it. When Wednesday 27…

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May 2022

Writing your grant in 15 Weeks (Term 1, Week 1)

May 2 @ 11:00 - 12:00 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia
$550

Description A 15-week program aimed at: Setting you up for writing success (think proposals, reports and journal articles, not just your grant). Knowing why you do (or don’t like to write). Doing something about your writing “issues”. Progress tracking. Content review. The intensive will give you: Someone to keep you on track. A kick up the arse if/when you fall behind. Peers to share the process and experience with. A real (or virtual) celebratory drink. You’ll have a group to…

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Writing your thesis in 15 weeks (Term 2, Week 1)

May 2 @ 14:00 - 15:00 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia
$550

Description A 15-week program aimed at: Setting you up for writing success (think grants and journal articles, not just your thesis) Knowing why you do (or don’t like to write) Doing something about your writing “issues” Progress tracking Content review The intensive will give you: someone to keep you on track a kick up the arse if/when you fall behind peers to share the process and experience with A real (or virtual) celebratory drink You’ll have a group to work…

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