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Webinars are a convenient method of providing training for attendees. Each webinar  focusses on key information related to the topic. Discussion and questions are via a chat function. 

All webinars are available in 1 hour or 1.5 hour versions. The longer version enables more discussion and questions.

Psychological Health

Being a resilient researcher

  • Utilising a values and strengths approach to research

  • Maintaining self-care

  • Seeking support

Juggling skills for researchers

  • Managing multiple demands e.g., research, family

  • Boundary setting, managing time

  • Maintaining self-care when busy

Stress survival kit

  • Understanding stress and research stressors

  • Daily actions for stress protection

  • Managing during stressful times

Thinking resiliently as a researcher

  • Recognising and modifying unhelpful thinking patterns

  • Understanding strengths

  • Building habits of positive thinking

Riding the emotional roller coaster

  • Recognising and managing emotional reactions

  • Reflecting and perspective taking

  • Redirecting energy positively

Take a break

  • Preparing for time off

  • Strategies to disconnect from research

  • Resting and refreshing the mind

Communication & Relationship Building

Communicating positively

  • Identifying communication barriers 

  • Understanding different communication styles

  • Adjusting language to facilitate positive communication

Language adaptability

  • Identifying language cues in different environments

  • Recognising academic vs non-academic languages

  • Adapting language to suit context and environment

Building connections

  • Identifying potential connections

  • Preparing for and making contact within your comfort zone

  • Maintaining an ongoing relationship

Managing difficult conversations

  • Managing anxiety associated with difficult conversations

  • Recognising conflict style of self and others

  • Speaking calmly and assertively

The emotionally intelligent (EI) researcher

  • Understanding the 5 key elements of EI

  • Reflecting on self and others

  • Using EI to enhance communication and relationships

Presenting confidently

  • Understanding why presenting is scary

  • Managing anxiety prior and during presentation

  • Building and maintaining confidence

Career Shaping & Development

Understanding skills

  • Identifying and recording skills

  • Recognising HDR skills valued by employers

  • Articulating skills effectively

Building a positive work future

  • Understanding work values

  • Identifying potential career pathways

  • Developing a career action plan

Responding to selection criteria

  • Understanding selection criteria and response methods

  • Recognising key requirements

  • Writing a focussed response

Creating career opportunities

  • Sourcing information on career opportunities

  • Accessing the hidden job market

  • Linking with employers

Writing your resume

  • Understanding different resume styles

  • Highlighting skills and benefits

  • Formatting strategies

Interview Insights

  • Recognising different interview types and question styles

  • Responding effectively

  • Managing anxiety prior and during the interview

PhD Progression

Getting started on the right foot

  • 5 steps for the early stages of the research degree

  • Maintaining psychological wellbeing

  • Self and supervisor management

Time management

  • Identifying and managing time thiefs

  • Overcoming procrastination

  • Planning and prioritising techniques

Managing the gap

  • Preparing for the time between submission and receiving comments

  • Managing emotional responses and adjustment

  • Career actions

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