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August - November 2020

Research Training Program 2020

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Research Training Program 2020

The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision has created an extensive research training program that we hope will provide our PhD researchers, Research Fellows and Research Engineers with a solid foundation from which they can continue their personal and professional development.

This program has been developed based on feedback received in previous years and via the survey conducted in late 2019.

It will focus on 5 key areas:

  • Careers
  • Entrepreneurship (Start Ups)
  • Knowledge Leadership (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion)
  • Media Training
  • Project Management

Due to COVID19, we’ve had to change the way the training is delivered so instead of face-to-face, the training will now be held over Zoom with attendees from all nodes participating. Our training providers have been running these sessions in a virtual format this year and have a tried and tested offering. We are confident the courses will still be engaging and beneficial in this different delivery mode.

Full details on the sessions and presenters will be added shortly, please register for sessions here

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact our Centre Manager kate.aldridge@qut.edu.au

 

 

 

Calendar


Friday 28th August

Time

Venue

Description

9am-11:30am (AEST)

via Zoom

Planning your Research Career with Hugh Kearns, ThinkWell

Thursday 10th September

Time

Venue

Description

11am-12pm (AEST)

via Zoom

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) & Unconscious Bias with Andrew Maxwell, Diversity Council Australia

Friday 11th September - Friday 9th October (5 week program)

Time

Venue

Description

10:00am-11:30am (AEST)

via Zoom

Becoming a Super STEM Communicator with Catherine Beehag, Science & Technology Australia

Friday 11th September

Week 1 - Overcoming imposter syndrome

Friday 18th September

Week 2 - Communicating with influence

Friday 25th September

Week 3 - The art & science of storytelling

Friday 2nd October

Week 4 - Working with the media

Friday 9th October

Week 5 - "Marie Kondo' Your Writing

Wednesday 16th September

Time

Venue

Description

10am-12:30pm (AEST)

via Zoom

Planning your Research Career with Hugh Kearns, ThinkWell

Wednesday 23rd September

Time

Venue

Description

11:00am-12:00pm (AEST)

via Zoom

Words at Work with Andrew Maxwell, Diversity Council Australia (DCA)

Friday 2nd October

Time

Venue

Description

9:30am-12:30pm (AEST)

Via Zoom

Beyond plan B: planning a post PhD career in an age of uncertainty with Inger Mewburn, The Thesis Whisperer

Monday 12th October

Time

Venue

Description

11:00am-12:00pm (AEST)

via Zoom

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) & Unconscious Bias with Andrew Maxwell, Diversity Council Australia

Wednesday 14th October

Time

Venue

Description

11:00am-12:00pm (AEST)

via Zoom

Words at Work with Andrew Maxwell, Diversity Council Australia (DCA)

Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th October

Time

Venue

Description

9:30am-2:30pm (AEST)

via Zoom

Talking Science with the Media with Jennie Metcalfe, Econnect Communication

Monday 9th November

Time

Venue

Description

10am-11am (AEST)

via Zoom

Engaging Men, Diversity Council Australia (DCA)

Wednesday 11th November

Time

Venue

Description

10am-11am (AEST)

via Zoom

Cracking the cultural glass ceiling, Diversity Council Australia

Careers


Hugh Kearns, ThinkWell

Hugh Kearns, ThinkWell

Planning your Research Career

Dates:  28th August OR 16th September 

This workshop will give the thinking time and tools to put together a realistic and achievable plan for your research career over the next 3-5 years. We will also work backwards to where you are currently and help you to set goals for shorter term achievements. In this workshop you will learn:

what are reasonable research goals for your discipline and stage of career
the keys to successful goal setting and goal achievement
how to plan in the long term and work backwards to the here and now
how to ensure you get some research outputs soon.

Presenter bio:
Hugh Kearns is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. He regularly lectures at universities across the world and has recently returned from lecture tours of the UK and the US which included lectures at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Berkeley and Stanford.

His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity. He draws on over twenty five years of experience as a leading training and development professional within the corporate, financial, education and health sectors in Ireland, Scotland, North America, New Zealand and Australia. He has coached individuals, teams and executives in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors.

Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is widely recognised for his ability to take the latest research in psychology and education and apply it to high-performing people and groups. As a co-author with Maria Gardiner, he has published ten books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.

Dr Inger Mewburn, Director of Researcher Development at ANU

Dr Inger Mewburn, Director of Researcher Development at ANU

So, you’re graduating your PhD in a Pandemic. What next?

Date: 2nd October

Covid-19 presents a massive disruption to the academic workforce. PhD students and early career researchers are worried about their future career prospects inside academia and confused about their options outside the university walls. In this one hour lecture Dr Inger Mewburn uses her team’s research on the post-PhD job market to:

Enhance your understanding of the changed academic job market, analysing the effects of hiring freezes and travel restrictions.
Increase awareness of career opportunities in industry; which sectors are looking for research talent?
Help you approach the non-academic job market with more confidence.

Presenter bio:
Since 2006, Dr Inger Mewburn has worked exclusively with PhD students and early career academics. She helps people finish complex research projects with (sometimes very) demanding stakeholders. She’s passionate about helping people reach their potential as researchers and helping to create a kinder, more inclusive academy. She strives to create spaces where people can do their best work and advance human knowledge for the good of all.

She is currently the Director of Researcher Development at The Australian National University where she runs and curates professional development workshops and programs for all ANU researchers. Aside from creating the Thesis Whisperer, she writes scholarly papers, books and book chapters about research student experiences, with a special interest in post PhD employability.

Media Training


Science & Technology Australia (STA)

Science & Technology Australia (STA)

Becoming a Super STEM Communicator

Friday 11th September – Friday 9th October (5 week program)

Participants will learn how to build their online profile, tell good stories on stage; deal with the media; communicate with authenticity and speak with influencers and decision makers. Participants will come away from the workshops with the confidence and skills to be a well-rounded communicator ready to share their work with broad audiences.

Week 1 – Overcoming imposter syndrome

Week 2 – Communicating with influence

Week 3 – The art & science of storytelling

Week 4 – Working with the media

Week 5 – ‘Marie Kondo’ Your Writing

Presenter bio:

Science & Technology Australia (STA): STA is Australia’s peak body in science and technology. Representing more than 70,000 scientists and technologists working across all scientific disciplines, STA is independent, not-for-profit and a respected and influential contributor to debate on public STEM policy. Our mission is to bring together scientists, governments, industry and the broader community to advance the role, reputation and impact of science and technology across the nation.

STA has designed and delivered a number of successful and well-regarded public and political STEM engagement programs, including Superstars of STEM, Science meets Parliament, Science meets Business, and a range of public science forums and events.

EConnect Communication

EConnect Communication

Talking Science with the Media

19th & 20th October (2 day workshop)

This course runs from 9:30am – 3pm over 2 days and is practical and interactive. It is designed to provide participants with realistic advice and feedback on preparing clear messages, understanding journalists and their needs, and interview skills. Message design and how to target messages for particular audiences or media are integral parts of our workshops. The following topics are covered:

Understanding how the media operate and what journalists need to make a story work (print and online, TV, radio)

Shaping messages for different media audiences

Distilling your science so it is succinct, simple and stylish Using plain language in interviews

Developing skills and knowledge in dealing with media interviews

Presenter bio:

Jenni Metcalfe is a science communicator who loves to: find, tell and share people’s stories; help scientists use the right communication strategies to truly engage people; and train and mentor scientists and others involved in science to communicate.

She is passionate about facilitating positive changes to people’s lives and the environment they live in.

She has been working as a science communicator since she joined CSIRO in 1989. From late 1995 Jenni has been operating the science communication consultancy, Econnect Communication.

Jenni’s vision is to ‘bring science to life’.

Econnect specialises in research /scientific communication. Their communication skills workshops for scientists are the most popular and best-established courses available in Australia. They have run workshops since 1992, for clients including numerous research institutions in Australia and internationally. They have run courses internationally in countries including Ethiopia, Uganda, South Africa, New Zealand, the Philippines, Colombia, Thailand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Fiji, New Caledonia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Poland, Belgium and Portugal.

Their workshops are designed to meet the needs of people involved in science and research. They have an excellent understanding of the context in which researchers work, and their particular needs in dealing with various audiences. They were recently invited to contribute to a new book documenting international practice in communication training for scientists. The book was published in July 2019.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion


The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision is a member of the Diversity Council Australia (DCA) and is proud to partner with them to present Knowledge Leadership training in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. We are hosting 6 workshops with DCA in 2020.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) and Unconscious Bias

Date: 10th September 10am-11am or 12th October 11am-12pm

Words at Work

Date: 23rd September 11:30am-12:30pm or 14th October 10:30am-11:30am

Engaging Men

Date: 9th November 10am-11am

Cracking the cultural glass ceiling

Date: 11th November 10am-11am

 

 

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