Training courses

She’s got personality! (women only)

The Academy wants to help female scientists and scholars (PhD students and postdocs) boost their careers by showing them how to promote themselves in more powerful ways. That’s why this one-day course is intended for women only. Visibility and dynamic self-promotion are crucial, for example while networking, giving presentations, during job interviews and in leadership roles.

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How to cope with my supervisors

One issue that many PhD students have in common is: how do I cope with my PhD supervisors? What do they expect from me? How do I make them happy? Where do I draw the line between their suggestions and my own decisions about my research? How much freedom do I have? Can I say no? How can I discuss and negotiate with them? How do I deal with their feedback or with progress meetings? And with differences of opinion, friction or conflict?

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LinkedIn: The basics

Networking is indispensable to maintaining professional contacts. Nowadays, people increasingly network online, especially on LinkedIn.

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Career tune-up workshop

In this workshop, you will learn to keep charge of your career, not because you are looking to leave the Academy right now, but to ensure that you enjoy your work today and in a few years’ time. The aim is to remain in control, so that you can look forward to an untroubled future.

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Career vitality for over-50s

More and more over-50s and over-60s still have an active career ahead of them. Some are eager to continue working or to embark on something new. Others prefer to stick with what they’re doing or start winding down their working lives. And there are plenty who have no real plans yet. What’s important is to select a path that will maintain your vitality.

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Marketing yourself & your research

During this training course, you’ll get a better idea of what you want and how to go about getting it. Do you want to continue your career in research, or would you rather work outside academia?

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Mastering Mindfulness – The 8-week MBSR Programme

Mindfulness is a form of attention training that focuses on recognising and breaking out of unconscious, involuntary thought patterns and responses. It is a powerful technique that reenergises the mind and body. Mindfulness helps people engage with themselves and others in a new way.

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Self-promotion, networking and job search skills

You will learn how to present yourself successfully in the job market by honing your skills in three areas: self-promotion, networking and job-seeking.

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Working Soft for Scientists

Working hard is the norm in the academic world. Competition and the ‘publish or perish’’ mentality result in a stressful environment. It is against this background that Claartje van Sijl developed the innovative training programme Working Soft® for Scientists. The programme offers an effective combination of burnout prevention and career coaching.

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Mapping out your road as a science professional

How do you choose your future career as a PhD graduate? The options may be far more extensive than you imagine, especially in today’s world. So what will determine your decision? Your knowledge, your capabilities, opportunities that just happen to arise?

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