Workshops 2017

Workshops on National PhD Day 2017 – Dare to stand out! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2017 the NPD committee has once again worked on a workshop programme which offers something to every PhD Candidate. The workshops are organized in three rounds of four workshops each. Registration for National PhD Day 2017 is closed, we hope to see you next year!

Overview of all workshops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshops round 1 
Building a business out of your PhD?
A workshop by Madis Talmar, lecturer on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at TU/e and JADS. Currently, he works as consultant for business and innovation in Innoenergy. Active fellow of IE PhD school.

Description of workshop:
Ever wondered if you could become an entrepreneur? In this session, we will consider if and how your PhD could be turned into a business. You will learn how to play around with the main concepts in entrepreneurship, such as opportunity, value proposition and market segment. We will then try to translate your research work into these entrepreneurship concepts and discuss how to empower oneself to take action towards becoming an entrepreneur.

Dare to present in an outstanding way!
A workshop given by Drs. Lea Zuyderhoudt, Trainer scientific writing and Dr.ir. Gijs Meeusen, founder of Artesc.

Description of workshop:
What if you could present your exciting results in an equally exciting way. Theatre has the tools to do just that. In this workshop you will learn what it takes to give excitement to your performance and do justice to the content at the same time.

How to stand out during your dissertation defense
A workshop given by Dr. Caro Struijke, senior lecturer Radboud in’to Languages.

Description of workshop:
You are nearing the end of your PhD track. The defense is approaching. Are you looking forward to it or are you dreading it? Are you afraid you will get questions you won’t be able to answer? During this workshop you will learn what to expect during the defense, how to prepare, how to answer any challenging questions, how to feel in control, how to stand out, and how to turn the defense in something you will actually enjoy.

The future of publishing – Dare to go digital
A workshop by Dick Ladage, specialist digital durability and digital publishing at Optima Graphic communication and xml2publish.

Description of workshop:
The Dutch government considers digital durability a hot topic, and for good reason. Almost all publications nowadays are stored digitally. Very practical, but with inherent vulnerabilities. Can we open a Word document or a pdf in 50 years without conversions first? Every expert will say no, with time a lot of data will become inaccessible. The consequence: a destruction of capital and knowledge. University repositories are working on a transition to XML, and you can be part of this proces by choosing an XML-workflow when working on the lay-out of your publications or dissertation.

Workshops round 2 
How to stand out online! – Using social media for an optimal online profile
A workshop by Alex den Haan, Client Services Manager at AcademicTransfer

Description of workshop:
Does your online profile convey your expertise and experience? Is all your (scientifc) output conventiently accesable with a single click? Which tools can you use to your benefit,both during your PhD trajectory and afterwards?
We will cover basics, like Linkedin but what about Facebook? There will be room for questions and discussion, so join this session if you want to learn more about how to power up your professional online profile.

The secret of writing great sentences – Dare to steal prose writers skills
A workshop given by Drs. Lea Zuyderhoudt, Trainer scientific writing and Dr.ir. Gijs Meeusen, founder of Artesc.

Description of workshop:
So you found something really cool, and you are going to publish it. Before you know, all the relevant details try to creep into this one long sentence. That sentence is everything but a great sentence. Prose writers know better. They can write sentences that capture your mind completely and do justice to the content at the same time. What’s their secret? In this workshop we are going to explore the secrets behind great sentences and help you write great papers.

How to stand out during your dissertation defense
A workshop given by Dr. Caro Struijke, senior lecturer Radboud in’to Languages.

Description of workshop:
You are nearing the end of your PhD track. The defense is approaching. Are you looking forward to it or are you dreading it? Are you afraid you will get questions you won’t be able to answer? During this workshop you will learn what to expect during the defense, how to prepare, how to answer any challenging questions, how to feel in control, how to stand out, and how to turn the defense in something you will actually enjoy.

Shape your career
A workshop by drs. Harry Linders, career coach/advisor with his own bureau sinds 2007. Selected projects: NWO/FOM career planning and individual guidance, Phace Utrecht, UvA, NOVA career program, University of Twente career orientation.

Description of workshop:
An overview of approach and strategies of (Dutch) labour market. The reality of the labour market is discussed and the workshop explains differences in CV, the use of cover letters and the importance to build and use a professional network. Additionally, the workshop explains in detail what PhD candidates need to prepare and plan their next successful step in their careers.


Workshops round 3 

Do you dare to live to your capabilities?
A workshop by Chiat Cheong, PhD, Qia Consultancy & Training (qiaconsultancy@icloud.com) & Ralph Rousseau, PhD.

Description of workshop:
How do you arrive at the decisions that determine your career as a PhD? The options may be far more extensive than you may imagine, especially in today’s world. So what  is going to determine these choices? Your knowledge, your capabilities, the opportunities that just happen to arise
We challenge you to discover your PhD Power and the internal factors that drive you in what you do. The question then becomes: to what extent will you dare to let your true motivation determine your career path?
Both trainers are PhD graduates and pursued research careers. When they took the leap and applied their PhD skills outside research, it resulted in unexpected but successful and rewarding career paths. To read about their careers, check this page!
There is an assignment in preparation for this workshop.

Saving tons of writing time – Dare to listen to te voice of the content
A workshop given by Drs. Lea Zuyderhoudt, Trainer scientific writing and Dr.ir. Gijs Meeusen, founder of Artesc.

Description of workshop:
Getting your thoughts on paper can be easy. If you know how to organize your writing. And most of us haven’t got a clue because we are professional researchers but not professional writers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could write with more efficiency and joy? In this workshop you will learn to save tons of writing time and write with more pleasure and ease using ideas from professional writers.

Design a thesis cover that stands out!
A workshop by Evelien Jagtman, Graphic designer.

Description of workshop:
Would you like to give just that extra touch to your thesis? Would you like to design something yourself? Make something that’s unique, really you and stands out of the crowds? Then, come to my workshop! We’ll work on your unique idea, we’ll discover your style and I’ll explain some basic things about graphic design. These are the most important elements to create something stunning. The rest will follow by itself.
There is an assignment in preparation for this workshop.

Me at my best – Dare to show the best of you on stage
A workshop given by Drs. Lea Zuyderhoudt, Trainer scientific writing and Dr.ir. Gijs Meeusen, founder of Artesc.

Description of workshop:
So you are invited to present your work. And along with your work you present yourself. If you would get the best part of you on stage it would be fine. But since you are fully occupied with the content the best parts of you become invisible. This workshop focuses on getting the best part of you on stage and do justice to the content with simple tools from theatre.