The main question this workshop, by Dr Eelko Huizingh (Huizingh Academic Development), centers around is: what does it take to become successful in academia? The aim is to increase the personal academic effectiveness and efficiency of starting academic researchers. Participants are guided along three lines:
1. Understanding: what skills do you need in academia? The crucial academic skills addressed are research, writing, presentation, time management, collaboration, and persistence. These skills are required in any academic discipline.
2. Reflection: how good are you current skills? What are your current personal strengths and weaknesses? And how important are these for your research project?
3. Improvement: how to get better skills? Which improvement is when needed, and how can you realize the improvements?
During the workshop, participants develop concrete ideas for skills improvement. In a stepwise manner, they prepare their Personal Academic Development Plan which identifies the skills they need to improve, and how and when they will improve those skills.
The workshop is hands-on and includes a mix of multiple interactive lectures, polls, individual & group assignments, discussions, and question & answer sessions.
The workshop aims at preparing the participants to deliver high quality academic work. By the end of the workshop, the participants ...
An important part of preparing for any further professional step is becoming (more) aware of the competences you have developed and/or want to develop. In the current workshop, the following competences from the UHasselt competency overview are actively dealt with:
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