Training Courses

Well-skilled and effective staff can be an organisation's greatest asset. With carefully designed staff trainings we provide continuous professional development opportunities to support the transition from a purely administrative to a professional role in doctoral education.

25 to 27 March 2019: PRIDE Training at the University of Luxembourg

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Professionalizing Transferable Skills Programmes: Learning from Experience

The landscape of doctoral education has changed significantly over the last decade. Enhancing the quality of doctoral education and of the doctoral experience has become a common goal of universities all over Europe. One result has been the widespread establishment of transferable skills programmes for PhD candidates. Today, many universities are setting up and further developing such programmes – individually or in networks, as part of degree requirements (with credit recognition and diploma supplement certificates) or as elective professional development.

Professionals in doctoral education are often the main drivers in bringing these programmes forward and face particular challenges in their design, development, advertisement and organization.

With this two and a half day PRIDE training on “Professionalizing Transferable Skills Programmes”, you will get the opportunity to learn from the experience of professionals who have been leading and running transferable skills programmes for many years. The setting of the workshop will also allow you to exchange and network with your peers from all over Europe.

The training programme will include a mixture of presentations, case studies, on-going transferable skills trainings to visit 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.

See the addressed topics, a description of the content and a draft of the programme below!

 

 

Professionalizing Transferable Skills Programmes: Learning from Experience

The landscape of doctoral education has changed significantly over the last decade. Enhancing the quality of doctoral education and of the doctoral experience has become a common goal of universities all over Europe. One result has been the widespread establishment of transferable skills programmes for PhD candidates. Today, many universities are setting up and further developing such programmes – individually or in networks, as part of degree requirements (with credit recognition and diploma supplement certificates) or as elective professional development.
Professionals in doctoral education are often the main drivers in bringing these programmes forward and face particular challenges in their design, development, advertisement and organization.

With this two and a half day PRIDE training on “Professionalizing Transferable Skills Programmes”, you will have the opportunity to learn from the experience of professionals who have been leading and running transferable skills programmes for many years. The setting of the workshop will also allow you to exchange and network with your peers from all over Europe.
The training programme will include a mixture of presentations, case studies, as well as interactive activities and discussions with experts. With this diversity of topics and training methods, the format also serves as an opportunity for participants to learn and share ideas for new training content and methods for their programmes.

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Establishing a transferable skills programme:
  1. What do we mean by transferable skills?
  2. How to set up and run a good, solid transferable skills program for doctoral candidates?
  3. Choosing the topics, the trainers, the formats
  • Managing a transferable skills programme:
  1. Administrative, financial and logistical aspects
  2. Evaluating a transferable skills programme
  3. Should transferable skills training be made mandatory, or not?
  • Measuring and communicating the impact:
  1. The impact of training workshops on doctoral candidates’ skills development and employment
  2. The role and use of Competence Frameworks for Researchers
  3. Promoting a transferable skills programme within one’s institution: key actors, key themes
  • Current issues in transferable skills training:
  1. Ethics and research integrity
  2. Wellness, stress management
  3. Equality, diversity and inclusion
  4. Open Access and Open Science

Training Methods
Once content is close to its final form, we will explore different pedagogical methods with which to run the session and thus provide exposure to participants of training method options.

Publicity material should highlight that the format is highly interactive and will require active participation.

Lead Trainers and Organisers:
Paule Biaudet (PB), Verity Elston (VE)
Anne Bégué (AB) with University of Luxembourg staff (UL),
University of Vienna/PRIDE staff (UV)

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Hotel Recommendations

for our participants we pre-booked rooms in the IBIS Hotel Esch Belval, which is directly situated next to the campus of the University of Luxembourg.

ibis Esch Belval Hotel ***

To reserve a room, please download the booking form and send a scanned version to info.pride-network@univie.ac.at.

If you prefer other hotel recommendations, please contact us directly and we will gladly try to help you.

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The training course will take place in the premises of the University of Luxembourg at the Belval campus.

Getting there:

You can find a more detailed description here!

By Bus

The following bus lines (in French) are servicing several stops on Belval Campus:

    TICE Ligne 1: Esch - Belvaux - Lamadeleine;
    TICE Ligne 2: Esch - Soleuvre - Differdange;
    TICE Ligne 3: Esch - Belval - Bascharage - Niederedingen;
    TICE Ligne 4: Belval - Esch - Schifflange - Kayl - Dudelange;
    TICE Ligne 7: Belval - Esch - Lallange - ZARE;
    TICE Ligne 15: Esch - Belval - Bascharage - Clemency;
    RGTR Ligne 202: Luxembourg - Belvaux - Obercorn;
    RGTR Ligne 203: Luxembourg - Soleuvre - Differdange;
    RGTR Ligne 321: Luxembourg - Esch/Alzette - Villerupt (F);
    RGTR Ligne 322: Esch - Rédange (F);
    RGTR Ligne 332: Steinfort - Belval;
    RGTR Ligne transfrontalière 306: Trier (D) - Cloche d’Or - Belval;
    RGTR Ligne transfrontalière 309: Perl (D) - Frisange - Belval;

and the bus line Metz-Belval Universités (in French).

By Train, "Belval-Université" Train Stop

Trains departing every 15 minutes from Luxembourg Central Station are direct to "Belval-Université" - line is connection-free via Esch-sur-Alzette. Get information on train schedules on the CFL’s website.

By Bicycle & On Foot

A bicycle path runs south of Belval Campus and many pedestrian areas have been developed between main streets. Bicycle parking facilities area available across campus. Bicycle shelters are available at the "Belval-Université" train station.

Among the great rewards of the master class experience was the possibility to discuss with other participants from speakers and organizers to colleagues around Europe and even outside of it.

 

Kirsi Tuohela reflecting upon her Master Class participation

We believe in knowledge-sharing as a competitive advantage and try to achieve this with interactive webinars organised by professionals, for professionals. Our second webinar aimed at professionals who want to set up, improve or reflect on their training offers in transferable skills.

Watch the webinar with Verity Eston and Christian Dumpidak an Transferable Skills Training recorded in November 2018!