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SAGES 2018 Graduate School Retreat – ‘Influencing Others & Research Proposal Development’

SAGES 2018 Graduate School Retreat – ‘Influencing Others & Research Proposal Development’

Dr John Howe, SAGES Graduate School Convenor invites members of the Graduate School to join us for the 2018 Graduate School Retreat to be held at the MacDonald Aviemore Hotel, on Tuesday 4th December and Wednesday 5th December 2018. We have also opened this invitation to our colleagues in the Geoverbund Graduate School.

This years Retreat will feature two post-graduate development workshops

Tuesday 4th December 2018 (pm)

‘Research proposal Development’ with Alison Elliott – Research Application and Enterprise Developer, Abertay University.

This workshop includes:
Planning and developing grant applications: how to succeed
Different writing strategies
Writing Grant applications: hints and tips on writing
Getting the key points across
Submitting grant applications: what funders are looking for

Wednesday 5th December 2018 (all day)

The Challenge of Science Leadership: Influencing Others Workshop with The Barefoot Thinking Company.
The Barefoot Thinking Company has been developing and delivering science leadership training courses since 2009 with our academic partners including the Leopold Leadership Program (Stanford University, USA),, the VEGA Fellows Leadership and Communication Program (University of Lund, Sweden), The University of Toronto Science Leadership Program, and the University of Plymouth, UK.

Introduction to the 1-day workshop:

Many scientists and researchers find themselves in a position where they are expected to lead without direct authority. In addition, one of the most valuable contributions anyone can make to another person’s learning is to offer constructive feedback. Everyone should have the capacity for giving and receiving constructive feedback but the subject rarely receives the attention it deserves – possibly due to an assumption that the skills are innate. The good news is that the skills for both leading without authority and giving constructive feedback are eminently learnable.

The 1-day workshop will focus on providing you with tools and awareness based around;

Module 1: Influencing others
Module 2: Giving and receiving constructive feedback

Full workshop materials are provided on the Barefoot Thinking website

To register for the 2018 Graduate School Retreat please complete the online registration form below by the deadline of 17:00, Friday 02 November 2018.

Registration costs £50. To secure your place payment must be made at the time of registration via the SAMS online shop

The registration fee includes workshop costs and accommodation for the evenings of Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th December 2018 (including breakfast).
Travel costs up to £50 can be claimed (receipts must be provided).

We look forward to you joining us at this exciting event!

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