Wageningen Graduate School PhD/Postdoc training
Measures Coronavirus (Covid-19), last update: April 29, 2021
From April 26 - 2021, we offer training sessions as stated in the training schedules below (in-person, online and blended), provided government guidelines permit this at that time.
We strictly adhere to the corona rules of Wageningen University and the Dutch government, safety and health are paramount. When the rules for training sessions change they will be posted on this website.
Self-tests form an addition to the existing measures on campus. We stress that the tests are taken voluntarily and are meant to identify infections rapidly to create a safe environment. The tests are provided by the government free of charge. You can order tests through the website: zelftestonderwijs.nl from the beginning of May. If the applications exceed the offer, it may be that not all requests can be accepted. The self-test is not a replacement for the GGD test. More information for students and employees will follow as it becomes available. Check out the corona FAQ for more information
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Wageningen Graduate Schools
Below you can find a list of competences, skills and career oriented courses which are organised by Wageningen Graduate Schools (WGS) in which the 6 Graduate Schools of Wageningen University (EPS, PE&RC, VLAG, WASS, WIAS and WIMEK) are formally organised. All courses are intended for PhDs and postdocs, except the courses Professional in Supervision and Effective Leadership Styles which are intended for staff supervising WU PhD candidates. Please click on the course name for more information about the course and dates at which the course is given.
00. PhD Carousel
PhD Carousel (17 - 28 May 2021 -ONLINE-)
Since 2014 Wageningen Graduate Schools (WGS) organises a one-day event for PhD candidates consisting of a diverse set of workshops that deal with all sorts of elements important for PhDs. These workshops are generally set up as teasers that give insight into more elaborate courses and workshops organised by Wageningen Graduate Schools.
The PhD Carousel of 2021 will take place online from 17 until 28 May in which you can join a selection of 1,5-hour online workshops that are interesting for you. Registration is possible UNTIL 10 MAY 2021.
01. PhD Competence Assessments
02. Writing and Presenting training
03. Communication skills training
Bridging across cultural differences (online Course)
Key tactics for a global career: learn how to apply the understanding of cultural difference to improve your day to day interactions.
Communication with the Media and the General Public
Provides you with the necessary ideas and skills to communicate your work to non-scientists
Critical thinking and argumentation
Training to debate and speak in a clear, convincing and effective way
Debate training and practice tournament
The road to debating in science.
Effective behaviour in your professional surroundings (online training)
To assist you in building and empowering your attitude, behaviour and position in your professional surroundings
Making Impact: Increasing the relevance of research through science-society interaction
During this course, Dr. Harro Maat, Prof. Cees Leewis and Prof. Phil Macnaghten of the Knowledge, Technology and Innovation team will provide you with the scientific insights on how to make an impact. In addition, you can learn from them, and a panel of researchers on the different approaches they take to turn this into practical approaches.
Mobilising your - scientific - network
Offers you the essential tools to create a network through a variety of introductions, discussions and assignments
Introduction to the Strength of Visual Thinking (FULLY BOOKED)
This short workshop will focus on how visual thinking can enhance creativity, improve clarity and how it can help you to engage others. You will also be introduced to the basic drawing alphabet which you can use to visualize your message.
This course is fully booked.
Effective and efficient communication in academia and beyond
Supply insight, understanding and a set of tools in verbal communication that allow participants to communicate in an effective and efficient manner and prevent miscommunication
04. Project and Management skills training
05. Training on Teaching
Skills in teaching and supervising training sessions are offered by Educational Staff Development
06. PhD/Postdoc Well Being
07. Ethics training
08. Career oriented training / Assessment
09. Other training
10. Staff training on PhD Supervision
Trainings are strongly recommended as element of Tenure Track
11. Links to training organized by individual Graduate Schools