Surviving to Thriving & The Force of Habit
Part One of the workshop will take place on 5 days, October (15th, 22nd & 29th) + November (12th & 19th), 2021, each day from 09:30 - 11:30 am (2 h).
Part Two of the workshop will take place on 4 days, November (26th) + December (3rd, 10th & 17th), 2021, each day from 09:30 - 10:30 am (1 h).
Maximum Participants: 30
Trainer: Matt Lane
While a joyful curiosity might be the fuel of research, doing it day-to-day can be really tough. This programme seeks to help with this day-to-day toughness and so comprises two parts.
Part One – Surviving to Thriving – aims to help researchers move just a little bit from a sense of merely ‘surviving’ within the research process to ‘thriving’, by being just a little bit more productive and happy. Eschewing the hyperbole of the self-help industry, this part provides participants with practical tools and strategies grounded in the literature to help them develop their resilience, manage their procrastination, increase their productivity, cultivate their happiness and develop their emotional intelligence.
Part Two – The Force of Habit – aims to help participants turn the practical tools and strategies of Part One into daily habits. People attend training courses for many different reasons, but arguably at the heart of them is a desire to change for the better in some way. Yet after even the most inspiring training course, motivation naturally fluctuates and the desired change often fizzles out. Again, grounded in the peer-reviewed literature on willpower and habit formation, Part Two helps participants embed these skills and turn them into habits.
About the Trainer:
Dr Matt Lane Matt is a highly-skilled, trainer and researcher developer. With 15 years’ experience of developing researchers - nine of these at the University of Cambridge -, Matt has helped over 8000 early career researchers develop the skills and mind-sets to become leaders in their field. He has guided research centres, universities and departments to create and deliver world-leading researcher development programmes and initiatives. He has most recently been working creatively with research institutions to visualise ‘Future Research Leaders’, developing the programmes which will provide, create and nurture the mindsets needed to be a Research Leader of the Future. Matt is also an Associate Facilitator, for the renowned Centre for Facilitation.
Workshop fully booked.
Only HELENA doctoral and HMGU postdoctoral researchers can participate in this workshops. Please make sure to inform your supervisor prior to registration. The HELENA Graduate Student Office will inform you on 08th October 2021 in a separate E-mail whether you have registered successfully for the workshop or if you are on the waiting list.