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3. PRIDE Annual Conference: Giving a voice to professionals in doctoral education – how do we communicate and position ourselves?

26 Mar, 2020 — 27 Mar, 2020 (UTC +01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna   
3. PRIDE Annual Conference: Giving a voice to professionals in doctoral education – how do we communicate and position ourselves?
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Thinking of the job profile of professionals in doctoral education, communication skills are one major must-have. Universities are complex organizations with diverse stakeholders who have different needs and goals. Professionals in doctoral education are expected to have an awareness of the interplay of these different interests in their working environment and to be able to communicate with the diverse stakeholders.
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Celia Whitchurch highlights in her studies on “Third Space Professionals” that new portfolios of activity have arisen which require professionals to collaborate and communicate with colleagues within and outside their institutions. In her study, Whitchurch (2012) categorizes bundles of activities for instance student life and welfare, including equity, quality, employability and internationalisation or research and business partnership, including enterprise and fundraising.

Given such a complexity of activities, communication in the field of doctoral education is a challenging task.

With the PRIDE annual conference on 26 and 27 March 2020 in Prague, we want to shed a light on the topic of how professionals in doctoral education can best communicate with their colleagues and partners. One aspect is the question of how professionals communicate with their target groups, and the objectives and methods they can put to use. Another is how professionals position themselves in the community of peers and within their institutions.

The following topics will be discussed with experts:

  •     Communicating within university management (academics and non-academics)
  •     Communicating with doctoral candidates
  •     Communicating beyond the university (for instance , local businesses, press and social media, community groups)

What are the goals when communicating with the different stakeholders? How do professionals position themselves in their environment? What are communication strategies and tools? What are the challenges when communicating with the different stakeholders? What are communication no-go´s with certain interest groups? What are good practices?

These and other questions will be addressed at the PRIDE annual conference 2020.

Hosting Institution: Charles University Praha

MORE INFO and REGISTRATION HERE!

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    26 Mar, 2020 — 27 Mar, 2020
    (UTC +01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna
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25Mar
24Mar

3. PRIDE Training Course: Well-being of PhDs and Professionals in Doctoral Education

24 Mar, 2020 — 25 Mar, 2020 (UTC +01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna   
3. PRIDE Training Course: Well-being of PhDs and Professionals in Doctoral Education
Event summary
Keeping in mind that existing research has consistently found mental and physical health concerns and high attrition rates among doctoral students (see Sverdlik, Anna, et al. 2018), the well-being of PhDs is quickly becoming a major concern in doctoral education at universities. Professionals in doctoral education are often the main drivers in bringing forward the topic at their institutions.
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With the upcoming PRIDE Webinar at the end of this year, we will launch the discussion on the topic with a special focus on how professionals, who do not have a formal background in psychology or psychotherapy, can competently advise and respond to PhDs in difficult counselling situations.

With the PRIDE Training on 24 and 25 March 2020, we will follow up the topic and include further aspects of well-being of PhDs:

  •     What is the role of professionals? How can professionals contribute to the well-being of PhDs?
  •     What are proper means to monitor the well-being of PhDs?
  •     What practices are most beneficial to doctoral candidates in terms of their well-being?
  •     What organisational structures positively contribute the well-being of doctoral candidates?

The programme will include a mixture of presentations and case studies, as well as interactive activities and discussions. With this diversity of topics, the format also serves as an opportunity for participants to learn and share ideas for new training methods for their programmes.

Hosting Institution: Charles University Praha

MORE INFO and REGISTRATION HERE!

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    24 Mar, 2020 — 25 Mar, 2020
    (UTC +01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna
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