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Research skills & transferable skills

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Below is an overview of the available training in research skills and transferable skills, open to PhD students and/or postdocs from all three doctoral schools in 2020. 'Transferable' skills are skills that can be transferred to non-academic work environments.

As soon as all necessary information is available, you can click the activity title in the table below in order to get more details on content, target group and practical arrangements. All activities are in English, unless explicitly mentioned otherwise.

When registering for an activity, please carefully consider our cancellation & no-show policy.

SUBJECT/TITLE for PhD students? for postdocs? DATE(S) REGISTRATION
About feeling well and taking care: well-being at Hasselt University x   20/11/20 closed
Academic English x   see details closed
Academic leadership for postdocs - module 1: Solution focused influencing and leading   x

14 & 25/09/20
(new dates)

Academic leadership for postdocs - module 2: Team cooperation, stakeholder analysis & networking   x  14-15/10/20 closed
Advice from 100 years of leadership research x x 17/09/20 closed
Assertief communiceren (Dutch) x x 12 & 19/02/20 + 11/03/20 closed
Bedrijfskunde (postgraduaat SEE - Dutch) x x throughout the year closed
Burnout among PhD and postdoctoral Researchers x x 16/12/20 closed
Coaching for growth x x 19-20/03/20 (cancelled) closed
Collaborating successfully with others x x 17-18/12/20 closed
Create scientific posters with impact x   05/06/20  closed
Dutch language course - starters level (level 1) - blended learning x x March-June 2020 closed
Dutch language course - intermediate level (advanced): B1 to B2(+) x x March-June 2020 closed
Effective scientific communication x   Februari/March 2020  closed
Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics (FLAMES) x x throughout the year see FLAMES webpage
FLAMES: Introduction to JMP x x 22/04/20 closed
FLAMES: Introduction to R x x 11, 12, 18, 19 & 25/06/20 closed
FLAMES summer school x x 07-18/09/20  closed
FLAMES: Developing interview questions and basic interview skills x x 16/10/20 closed
FLAMES: Introduction to R x x 12, 13, 17, 18 & 19/11/20 closed
FLAMES: Introduction to data analysis with Python x x 24, 27/11 & 1, 4 & 8/12/20 closed
Gender & diversity seminar x x 04/06/20  closed
Generating more creative and impactful research ideas x   13, 20, 27/11 & 04/12/20 closed
Getting your research to the media x x 20/10/20  closed
Grant-writing workshop: Focus on FWO doctoral/postdoctoral Fellowships and beyond x x 9, 13 & 16/11/20 closed 
Hack your brain: Unlocking your true potential and bringing your best performance x x  07-08/12/20 closed
How to handle conflict situations x x 17 & 22/06/20  closed
How to prepare a successful funding strategy and grant application x x 17/09/20 closed
Influencing - how to bring people with you x x 14 & 16/12/20 closed
Innovatief lesgeven en trainen (SEE - Dutch) x x throughout the year closed
Intercultural communication x x 19 & 26/10/20 (new dates) closed
Makerspace: Create lab setups or casings or much more with a lasercutter x   15/04/20
(postponed - date tbd)
Makerspace: 3D-printen the how-to x  

(postponed - date tbd)

Managing my PhD x  

01 & 15/12/2020

Modules on teaching and education x x throughout the year see webpage
Negotiation skills x x 04 & 18/05/20  closed
PhD management - module 1: Successfully applying project and time management principles x  

1st edition: 29/01/20
2nd edition: 04/03/20
3rd edition: cancelled
4th edition: 14/09/20

PhD management - module 2: Successfully dealing with stakeholders x   1st edition: 09/03/20
2nd edition: cancelled
3rd edition: 14/10/20


PhD introduction day x   1st edition: 20/02/20
2nd edition: 12/11/20
PhDrinks: The added value of internationalisation during and after a PhD x  


Populariserend schrijven (Dutch) x x 09 & 16/01/20 closed
Presentation skills for applicants for FWO PhD fellowships for SB research x   05 or 07 or 10/08/20 closed
Presentation skills for applicants for FWO PhD fellowships for fundamental research x   10 or 11 or 13/08/20 closed
Project management for postdocs (trajectory)   x  05/05/20, 26/05/20 & 15/09/20 closed
Public speaking x   05 & 16/10/20 (new dates) closed
Publication ethics: Where are the gaps and how can we address them x x Ed 1 & 2: 29/06 & 03/07/20
(new dates)
Ed 3, 4 & 5: 06/07 & 10/07/20 
Real creativity - a practical approach to problem solving x x 01-04/12/20 closed
Science figured out: workshop 'pitching your research' + video recordings x

24/04 & 29/06/20 

Science to Business x x 28-30/10/20 closed
Stress and resilience for researchers x  

Ed 1: 30/01 & 05/03/20
Ed 2: 30/11 & 15/12/20 (cancelled)

Sparking interest: Effective answers to your audience's questions (for applicants for FWO fellowships) x   17 or 18/8/20 closed
Summer school science communication 'Let's talk science' x x


Value proposition x x 17/11/20  closed
VCS courses x x throughout the year see VSC webpage
Webinar: Hack your brain - Mentally strong through challenging times x x

1st edition: 16/04/20
2nd edition: 20/04/20
3rd edition: 22/04/20


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