Strategic Planning

COVID has taught us so much. Including the value of a good plan. And the value of getting rid of old plans when they no longer suit us. One planning technique often named, but rarely implemented well is the strategic plan. If you’ve often wondered what’s the difference between a plan and a strategy. Or […]

Five Conferences You Should Be Attending During Your PhD and Why

Five conferences you should attend during your PhD: Leading international conference in your field – to get to know the experts. Leading national conference in your field – to find local experts. Local special interest group – to solve your specific programs. University conference – to know you are not alone. Leading local industry conference […]

Five Conferences You Should Be Attending During Your PhD and Why

Five conferences you should attend during your PhD: Leading international conference in your field – to get to know the experts. Leading national conference in your field – to find local experts. Local special interest group – to solve your specific programs. University conference – to know you are not alone. Leading local industry conference […]

Writing a Better Thesis, Dissertation or Journal Article

Getting better at writing is one of the best ways to increase your research output. Yet, we spend very little time learning or practicing writing. So here are 5 tips to improve your writing: 1. Read the style of writing you want to write. 2. Write assuming people will skim and skip sections. 3. Use […]

Leveraging Your Conference Presentation for Career Success

Other than social media, conference presentations are likely the largest audience you can present your work to. And, let’s be honest, you could have had a barbecue during COVID19 with all of your research-related followers and not violated social distancing laws. So conferences are huge opportunities. But, so much of the focus is on the […]

Doing More with Grant Money

Funding for research is hard to come by at the best of times. But like a rubber band you want to be able to stretch your money to cover as much as possible. In this FREE on-line workshop I’ll go through some ways you can make your grant money “go further” than it might have […]

Taking Advantage of International Ranking Schemes

Sometimes working in an academic institution can feel like a tug-of-war. With competing priorities pulling in multiple different directions. However, there are a small number of cases when you can get priorities to align. One such case is the use of international university ranking schemes. If you want to know how you can leverage your […]