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

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

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

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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
Programme

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)
Fees
  FEE
PE&RC / WIMEK / WASS / EPS / VLAG / WIAS Postdocs € 150,-
All other Postdocs € 300,-

Note:

  • If you need an invoice to complete your payment, please send an email to office.pe@wur.nl, 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
Email: claudius.vandevijver@wur.nl

Registration

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