TPM Workshop Portfolio

We offer workshops on a range of transferable skills for researchers, mainly related to scientific communication and professional effectiveness. All of our workshops are highly interactive and include extensive partner work, exercises in small groups, and group discussions. To increase impact and applicability, we work with real-life cases from the participants whenever possible. To ensure adequate supervision and an optimised learning process, we offer these workshops for 12-16 participants, with a team of one or two trainers. Where it is not possible to do face-to-face training, we can run these as highly interactive online training workshops. For this we use innovative online tools combined with proven didactic techniques to reproduce as much as possible a real workshop situation.

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Workshops targeting different career stages

Core skills for your PhD: Communication, Time and Project Management

This training is aimed at researchers who are within the first months of their PhD. We will work on communication skills and time/project management. We will help them recognise, understand, and effectively deal with many of the problems that cause most delays and frustration during their PhD.

Managing myself & working with my team: A skill upgrade – Postdocs Edition & Group Leaders Edition

This training is aimed at senior researchers (postdocs and group leaders), addressing their changing needs as increasingly expert researchers with growing responsibilities and pressures. In the workshop, we develop a conceptual framework to understand and deal with some of the most common challenges that senior researchers face, including time and project managmeent within their team, and other leadership aspects such as understanding motivation, delegating tasks and negotiation. 

Thematic workshops on communication

Scientific Writing – Putting Why before How

The goal of this workshop is to help publishing scientists develop a more impartial and analytical view of scientific writing, to better understand their readers as the focus for their scientific communication, and to make them more efficient writers and editors. We will cover different aspects: from a conceptual view of the entire writing process to common language problems, and everything in between.

The Road to Competitive Funding – Tools, Perspectives & Processes

The goal of this TPM workshop is to boost participants’ chances of obtaining competitive funding by providing training that is immediately applicable in their working environment. We focus on project management, communication, as well as the writing itself.

Oral Presentations – Beyond slides

This workshop focuses on introducing key concepts and tools for designing and delivering effective scientific presentations. Participants will explore fundamental aspects of scientific communication, emphasising audience engagement, message clarity, and practical techniques for delivering impactful talks.

Writing in Teams – Enabling Process and Team Dynamics to Get Papers Done

For scientific leaders managing teams, the challenge of publishing multiple papers extends beyond writing difficulties to encompass managing multiple projects, roles, and team dynamics. This workshop aims to assist leaders in developing an efficient team culture for scientific paper production, focusing on process optimization and fostering a productive collaborative environment among team members

Thematic workshops on other topics

How to read a paper – Navigating the Literature using Common Sense and AI

This workshop aims to equip junior scientists with systematic approaches and tools to effectively navigate and manage the scientific literature, as well as extracting key information from papers. Participants will learn key competencies, good practices, and explore AI tools to enhance and automate different parts of this process.

Career Development for Scientists – From Introspection to Application

The goal of this workshop is to give participants a competitive edge in the job market by developing the intellectual framework needed to make informed career choices. We explore the landscape of opportunities, both within and outside academia, and provide practical help for the application and selection process.