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 […]

Writing Grants – Nov 2021

Grants and grant writing is boring. I get it. So, we’re all looking for a way to make it better. More fun. Easier to get funded. I’m not sure I have any magic answers. But I do know we’ll cover some of the things that help make grant writing less difficult. That help turn a […]

Networking for Career Success

Networking is probably the MOST valuable skill for your career. It will be the one thing that gets you a job, a role, an opportunity – consistently. But what does it even mean ”to network”? And how can I make sure the networking I’m doing is helping my career. As always, attendance is FREE, but […]

Taking Time Off

It can be hard to take time off. But it is essential for our physical and mental wellbeing. To make matters worse, our role models – aka supervisors and bosses – can appear like they don’t need, nor take annual leave. EVER! In this workshop, I’ll talk about the value of taking time off, setting […]

Looking for Work

Looking for work is one of the hardest career activities you will do. Despite the so-called resilience of researchers and being used to grant or journal rejections – the job-hunting process can take things to the next level. In this workshop I’ll go through some key aspects when looking for work. I’ll cover a process […]

Writing Your Resume – Sep 2021

No matter what you want to do or become, you’ll need to write a resume. Versions will end up in grants. Versions will end up on websites. Versions will be submitted to promotion panels. Versions will be sent to prospective employers. In this FREE online workshop, I’ll help you work out what should be include […]

Career Planning Strategies

So much of our lives are planned. School. University. Further study. Marriage. Birth. Heck, even death and funerals are planned. But how many of you plan your career? How many of you have an idea of what you want to be in your career in 5 or 10 years? In this FREE on-line workshop I’ll […]

Leaving Academia – Aug 2021

The famous line from the song Hotel California “You can check out but you can never leave” applies to so many things. Academia is one of them. Leaving seems so hard for so many reasons. You’ve invested lots of time, effort and money. You’re passionate about research and the work you do. You love the […]

Making the most of your conference presentation – Aug 2021

Although COVID changed the way we conference, presenting at an in-person, virtual or mixed conference is still one of the best ways to grow your research skills. It is also one of the best ways to grow your network. And with so much of what we do reliant on networks, it is important to make […]

Launching your post PhD career

PhDs are a lot like weddings. We spend forever worrying about this one event, but the real challenge is the lifetime that comes afterwards. So, if you’re interested in planning for what happens after you graduate your PhD come along to this on-line workshop. I’ll talk about career planning and job search strategies. There’ll also […]