Coping with your Postdoc in times of crisis (online) CANCELLED

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CANCELLED - Coping with your Postdoc in times of crisis (online training)

Wednesday 12, Monday 17 and Friday 28 May 2021 (half-day)


This 3 half-day programme supports postdocs in identifying and tackling challenges that have come up as result of a crisis and how to stay in a positive flow of work and life.

Central elements that will be addressed:

  • Consequences Covid in the career perspective given the fact that time is lost and one cannot reach the postdoc goals
  • How to tackle a crisis situation in such a way that one remains functional
  • Planning how to go further

Day 1 (12 May 2021): Identifying Challenges

  • Introduction of course leaders, participants and the programme
  • Human response to crisis (short introduction and workshop on how participants respond)
  • Peer coaching: Helping each other to identify challenges and tackling them (introduction to Peer Coaching and forming groups)
  • Making you challenges specific (individual SWOT analysis done in the peer coaching groups)
  • Plenary reflection of challenges and final process of making the main challenges specific

Day 2 (17 May 2021): Tackling challenges

  • Reflection on the main challenges brought forward on day 1
  • How to tackle challenges? (taking responsibility, showing personal leadership, increasing your domain of influence)
  • Making a SMART plan of action via a OGSM (again in Peer Coaching groups)
  • Presentation of the OGSM
  • Assignment for day 3: Peer coaching groups make a plan how to help each other in realising their OGSM

Day 3 (28 May 2021): Reflection and synthesis

  • Feedback from Peer Coaching groups (how far did you get? Where did the OGSM go well and where did it fail)
  • Reflection on the state of the art and how to take things further
  • Adjustment of OGSM
  • Planning of Peer Coaching sessions
  • Closure
General information
Target Group The course is aimed at Postdocs
Group Size Max. 12 participants
Course duration 3 days (12 May: 9:00 - 14:00h; 17 May: 12:00 - 17:00h and 28 May: 12:00 - 17:00h)
Language of instruction English
Lecturers Claudius van de Vijver (PE&RC) and Barend van den Broek (Valley Consult)
PE&RC / WIMEK / WASS / EPS / VLAG / WIAS Postdocs € 150,-
All other Postdocs € 300,-


  • If you need an invoice to complete your payment, please send an email to, including ALL relevant details that should be mentioned on the invoice (e.g., purchase order no., specific addresses, attendees, etc.).
  • Please make sure that your payment is arranged before the start of this course.
  • It is the participant's responsibility to make sure that he/she (or his/her secretary) completes the payment correctly and in time.
PE&RC Cancellation Conditions
  • Up to 1 (one) week prior to the start of the course, cancellation is free of charge.
  • In case of cancellation within one week prior to the start of the course, a fee of € 150,- will be charged.
  • If you do not show at all, a fee of € 300,- will nevertheless be charged.

Note: If you would like to cancel your registration, ALWAYS inform us (and do note that you will be kept to the cancellation conditions)

More information

Claudius van de Vijver (PE&RC)
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485116


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