Workshops by PostdocTraining

About our workshops

PostdocTraining specialises in both face-to-face and web-based professional development support for researchers. It offers workshops tailored specifically to the needs of individual institutions or groups of postdocs and PhD students, designed case-by-case to tackle any of the issues that typically affect researchers’ career progress and performance.

PostdocTraining’s workshops aim to give researchers essential skills and tools that they can apply immediately in their work, to quickly build confidence, increase output and improve career prospects.

Typical workshop themes include:

  • career planning and plan execution
  • navigating research careers
  • leadership in research
  • managing time, people and projects
  • maximising productivity
  • networking
  • initiating partnerships and driving collaboration
  • developing and demonstrating transferrable skills

Where we run workshops

PostdocTraining's events have included workshops for:

  • Curtin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • James Cook University
  • Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
  • KDI, University Hospital Oslo
  • LaTrobe University, Melbourne
  • Lund University
  • Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
  • RMIT University, Melbourne
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Bergen
  • University of Oslo
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Western Australia
  • Victoria University
  • Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne

PostdocTraining also runs ‘open’ sessions for participants outside their institutes, subject to demand.

PostdocTraining delivers on-site workshops for organisations in
Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.

Due to world-wide COVID-19 restrictions we are now also offering our popular workshops virtually. These online events are highly interactive and focus on small group interactions and conversations. 

If you are interested in a workshop for your institution
please contact us by clicking the button below:

What our workshop participants say:

“A really useful workshop which I will definitely recommend to my peers! Thanks Kerstin for a great day.”

“Extremely well structured and well run course. Very important topic relevant to all participants at all levels. I have gained some new, excellent skills and practices that will be invaluable. Thank you to the [organising] Unit and Kerstin and Stephen, awesome course."

“Informative, useful tools, interactive, opportunities to meet and network with people, well-structured, friendly.”

“Very informative workshop delivered at a crucial time (early in my postdoc) so that I can make the most of the knowledge gained. Excellently presented, good pace, opportunity for questions and feedback. Hope other postdocs can feel empowered by this session.”

“Well paced, pitched at exactly the right level, the presenter was engaging and a highly skilled facilitator. I learnt so many strategies that I will put into practice - very practical and a good investment of my time. Good mixture of teaching, group work and whole group discussion."

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For more detail on a sample workshop, including a program outline and participants' feedback, click the 'Learn More' button on the left.

If you are interested in a workshop for your institution (virtual or face-to-face) please contact us by clicking on the button below.