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PRIDE Webinar – Transferable Skills Trainings

On 15 November 2018 the second webinar of the PRIDE association explored the implementation and assessment of transferable skills trainings. We invited two experts to share their experiences with us: Verity Elston leads the career counselling service for PhDs and postdocs at the University of Lausanne Graduate Campus. Christian Dumpitak is Managing Director of the Interdisciplinary Graduate and Research Academy Düsseldorf.
The landscape of doctoral education has changed significantly over the last decade. Enhancing the quality of doctoral education and of the doctoral experience was a common goal of universities all over Europe. One result was the wide establishment of transferable skills programme for PhD candidates. Until today, many universities are in the progress of setting up such programmes. The webinar deals with the very practical issues of setting up a transferable skills programme – from the strategical planning to concrete organizational questions, like how and where to find trainers or which tools can be used to evaluate workshops. Further, the evaluation of the impact of transferable skills trainings on the progress of doctoral candidates remains an issue that our experts address in the webinar.

Our speakers:

Christian Dumpitak is Managing Director of the Interdisciplinary Graduate and Research Academy Düsseldorf.

Verity Elston leads the career counselling service for PhDs and postdocs at the University of Lausanne Graduate Campus. She is also member of the PRIDE Network board.

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