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October 2020

Introduction to Collaborative Working

October 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm

21 October 2020 13:30 – 15:45 BST 'Introduction to Collaborative Working' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event 'Collaboration’ is a much-used term which can often be misunderstood. This participative workshop will describe the nuts and bolts of collaboration, explore what it means for you, and highlight key strategies for how you can collaborate effectively. We will cover ‘what is collaboration?’, ‘when should I use it?’ and ‘why collaborate?’ and compare ‘cooperation’ and ‘collaboration’ and understand when to…

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Discovering Your Agency: How to Overcome Challenges

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

22 October 2020 14:00 – 16:15 BST 'Discovering Your Agency: How to Overcome Challenges' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event In this workshop we will identify a range of different challenges you may face during your PhD research experience and ways you can generate more positive outcomes. Working through graphic glucard™ tools individually and in small groups, we will look at how to harness or develop key skills such as self awareness, expectation management and learned optimism.…

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Effective Networking

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm

29 October 2020 10:00 – 12:15 GMT 'Effective Networking' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event This participative workshop will allow you to identify skills and share strategies for effective networking to build effective research and industry relationships. You will be introduced to practical tools to enhance your networking approach and we’ll cover online/virtual modes of networking too given the changing landscape. We’ll explore the purpose of networking and look at it in the context of building relationships.…

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November 2020

Building Confidence and Resilience

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

2 & 3 Nov 2020 19:30 – 20:45 GMT 'Building Confidence and Resilience' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event In this graphically-facilitated workshop, we’ll undertake some glucard™ activities individually and in small groups and identify a range of different challenges you may face during your PhD research journey. We’ll look at confidence as a learned skill which can be shaped by the actions you take and how you respond to future experiences. The confidence skill is about…

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Writing for Publication: Strategies for Success

November 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

3 November 2020 10:30 – 12:30 GMT 'Writing for Publication: Strategies for Success' with Katie Grant, Royal Literary Fund Consultant Fellow About this Event WRITING FOR PUBLICATION: strategies for success Writing for publication is central to academic life. Success requires strategies. This two-hour interactive workshop is an opportunity to identify key strategic elements and, through practical activities, to deepen your understanding of the process, sharpen your writerly skills and boost your confidence. By the end of this workshop you should…

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Designing Collaborative Research

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

12 November 2020 14:00 – 16:30 GMT 'Designing Collaborative Research' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event In this participative workshop we’ll focus on how to find collaborators, different roles and responsibilities, effective communication and influencing. We’ll answer ‘what makes a research proposal ‘collaborative’’? Then look at drivers and benefits from funder, researcher and partner perspectives. We’ll focus on where to start, what questions to ask, understanding others’ perspectives and how to adapt to change. This session will…

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Online Collaboration: Some Principles

November 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

17 November 2020 10:30 – 12:00 GMT 'Online Collaboration: Some Principles' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event This session will focus on key principles and approaches of collaborating online, highlight useful features and further resources and give you the chance to play with a couple of options so that you can see how they might work for you firsthand. In particular, we’ll take a look at the potential of tools such as Zoom Whiteboard, Google docs, Google…

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Online Collaboration: Some Principles

November 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

18 November 2020 14:30 – 16:00 GMT 'Online Collaboration: Some Principles' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event This session will focus on key principles and approaches of collaborating online, highlight useful features and further resources and give you the chance to play with a couple of options so that you can see how they might work for you firsthand. In particular, we’ll take a look at the potential of tools such as Zoom Whiteboard, Google docs, Google…

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Essential Project Manager

November 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

25 November 2020 14:00 – 16:15 GMT 'Essential Project Manager' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event This facilitated workshop will help you understand ways a suite of ‘soft’ skills – such as problem-solving, communication and managing conflict and risk – will help you achieve your project outcomes and create as smooth a journey as possible. You will work through individual and group glucard™ activities to understand relevant skills, assess and identify strengths and areas for development, identify…

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December 2020

Working with Policy Makers

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

7 December 2020 14:00 – 16:15 GMT 'Working with Policy Makers' with Dr Sabina Strachan of how2glu About this Event This workshop will help you understand policy drivers for engaging with research and explore techniques for framing your engagement in order to influence. A focus will be on approaches to communication and dissemination – e.g. ‘messaging’, developing briefing and options for communication channels – mindful of the present context and policymakers’ priorities. Working individually and in small groups you’ll use…

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