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Training workshops and events

Professional development programs can be undertaken through workshops and seminars, online courses, professional experience, collaboration, networking, mentoring and independent study. It is important for researchers of all levels to develop transferable and professional skills for degree completion, career progression, personal development and employability.

The list of professional development offerings below are delivered by Research Services, Graduate Research School, Library-Research Services, Organisational Development: HR, ECU's Early and Mid-Career Researcher Network, Schools and external providers. View upcoming training and events by month and click on the event title to register. Please direct any enquiries to researcher.development@ecu.edu.au

Ongoing

WED
01
JAN

Effective Conference Presentations

Personal and Professional Development
Engagement and Impact
Research Staff
Higher Degree by Research
Online

Tips to make your conference presentation more effective and engaging. Topics include reducing fear, preparation, structure and using PowerPoint.

WED
01
JAN

Research Integrity Professional Learning

Research Governance
Research Staff
Higher Degree by Research
Research Support Staff
Online

This new online professional learning program describes the principles and responsibilities required of every researcher throughout the research process, from planning through to publication, providing practical guidance on dealing with complex issues. This interactive, online program incorporates the values and obligations of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018, alongside up-to-date examples, scenarios and case studies.

2020

TUE
22
SEP

GRS HDR Supervisor Update

Research Governance
Postgraduate Research Supervisors

This 1.5-hour workshop is for all HDR supervisors to be completed every two years. It provides updated information on rules, policies, guidelines, support services and new initiatives which are relevant to supervising Master by Research and Doctoral Candidates at ECU.

FRI
25
SEP

Engineering Village and Inspec

Research Skills
Engagement and Impact
Research Staff
Higher Degree by Research
Online

An Engineering focused look at these tools which offer metrics and searching targeted at an engineering audience. Engineering Village Provides access to 12 engineering literature and patent databases providing coverage from a wide range of trusted engineering sources. These databases are useful for literature reviews, analysing trends and measuring research performance.

TUE
29
SEP

PSAP Presentations: Session 2

Personal and Professional Development
Research staff
Mentoring
Presentation
Networking

Come along to meet and hear from ECU early and mid career researchers participating in PSAP, along with guest speakers. This is a great networking opportunity for all ECU staff. Academics who successfully complete PSAP and are research active become eligible to be principal supervisors on an HDR supervision panel. Entry into the program is by nomination of the Associate Dean of Research.

This zoom session will take place from 12.00 – 2.00pm on 29 September, click on the title for the zoom link

WED
30
SEP

Conducting Successful Meetings

Personal and Professional Development
Professional Staff
Research Staff
Workshop

The workshop is designed to assist you with improving the quality of meetings or committees you conduct or chair. In particular it will look at forward planning as a key to meeting success, establishing purpose and process, dealing with difficult people and situations, tips for improvement and evaluating your meetings.

THU
01
OCT

Metrics for the Arts and Humanities

Engagement and Impact
Research Staff
Higher Degree by Research
Online

Citation and other metrics specifically for the arts and humanities. Learn creative ways to locate evidence of the citation impact of your research.

WED
14
OCT

Target high quality journals

Engagement and Impact
Research Staff
Higher Degree by Research
Online

Identify high quality journals to publish within, using a range of metrics from both the Scopus and Web of Science databases.

FRI
23
OCT

Increasing and measuring citation impact

Engagement and Impact
Research Staff
Higher Degree by Research
Online

Learn how to benchmark your research using a variety of metrics from databases including Web of Science, Scopus and SciVal. Includes suggestions for targeted promotion to increase citation impact.

TUE
27
OCT

ORCID and author identifiers

Engagement and Impact
Research Staff
Higher Degree by Research
Online

Author Identifiers assist to maintain a consistent and authoritative online record of your research. Covering ORCID, researcher ID, google scholar and Scopus. Covering how to best use these identifiers to create a consistent author presence online.

THU
29
OCT

MPS for Supervisors

Personal and Professional Development
ECU Staff
Research Staff

This workshop will examine the ECU planning framework and the role of the Management for Performance System in achieving the strategic priorities of the University.

THU
05
NOV

Managing your online social media presence for self promotion

Engagement and Impact
Research Staff
Higher Degree by Research
Online

This session builds upon last semesters social media session, however having attended this session is not required. We will Look at examples of promotion via social media both good and bad, and how to gather metrics and build networks through social media.

MON
16
NOV

EMCRN Symposium 2020

Engagement and Impact
Conference
Networking
Research Staff
Research Students
Professional Staff

Join us for the inaugural Early and Mid-Career Researcher Network (EMCRN) Symposium.

Discover new and exciting research and discoveries being made in the areas of health, natural and built environments, securing digital futures and society and culture, by ECU's early and mid-career researchers.

All staff and students welcome to attend the presentations happening throughout the day. The presentation showcase will be followed by a networking sundowner and award ceremony.

The Symposium Program will be available soon, visit the EMCRN website for updates.

THU
19
NOV

PSAP Presentations: Session 3

Personal and Professional Development
Research Staff
Mentoring
Presentation
Networking

Come along to meet and hear from ECU early and mid career researchers participating in PSAP, along with guest speakers. This is a great networking opportunity for all ECU staff. Academics who successfully complete PSAP and are research active become eligible to be principal supervisors on an HDR supervision panel. Entry into the program is by nomination of the Associate Dean of Research.

This zoom session will take place from 12.00 – 2.00pm on 19 November, click on the title for the zoom link

FRI
20
NOV

GRS HDR Supervisor Update

Research Governance
Postgraduate Research Supervisors

This 1.5-hour workshop is for all HDR supervisors to be completed every two years. It provides updated information on rules, policies, guidelines, support services and new initiatives which are relevant to supervising Master by Research and Doctoral Candidates at ECU.

TUE
01
DEC

Building an Academic CV

Personal and Professional Development
Research Staff

Produce an effective CV that will improve your chances of being successful in applications. During the workshop there will be opportunities for practice and feedback, so please bring three paper copies of your current CV.

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