Training for Scientits - Key skills training for Academic and Non-Academic staff, PostDocs and PhD students


Key skills for Academic and Non-Academic staff, PostDocs and PhD students

The research environment is changing:
researchers must multi-task as teachers and administrators...

For Academic Staff there is increasing pressure to ensure delivery of excellence in both research and teaching of our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Initiatives requiring systematic development of key skills for Postdoc Research Workers and PhD students are welcome, even long overdue, but add further to the requirements for focussed training programmes.

To meet these new challenges we all need to refresh and to renew our skills.

Training For Scientists has a proven record of relevant training delivery to scientists.
Nearly 20 years experience allows me to understand your training needs.
Contact me now by email or on 0208 123 0099.

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Ever been an Imposter?

Research reveals that a majority of people report the feeling that at some stage of their career, they have felt like an imposter.

This can particulary affect many genuine high achievers including PhD students and women Researchers.

The fear of not being good enough to do the job can lead to real anxiety.

Our new workshop "Imposter Syndrome Secrets" reveals the tell-tale signs and provides practical solutions for this experience.

Performance Coaching

Your key staff sometimes need to adapt quickly, to stretch, to master new skills.
Coaching is one process that can give them the edge, to expand their comfort zone.

Through coaching, master communication skills, influencing and motivation.
Use behavioural styles analysis to understand effective team building, deliver feedback and achieve goals.

I work one to one to bring out the best in your most promising staff.


Finding the Right Trainers
There are many trainers and many different training courses.

How do you find people with experience that is specifically relevant to the training needs of students and workers in the area of scientific research?

I have been an active research scientist for the last 20 years as a postdoctoral worker in University and Research Institute environments and as a university lecturer and established Training for Scientists to meet the specific training needs I saw within these organisations.

For more than 15 years I have been managing teams of research scientists, supervising PhD students, project students and postdoctoral scientists.

You can be confident that through Training for Scientists we can deliver training in technical skills, generic skills and personal development to your staff and students.

We have developed a varied collection of workshops, including a highly successful Introduction to Molecular Biology programme and the popular "Dealing with change - survive & thrive!" workshop.

Please do contact me on 0208 123 0099 or by email.

Dr Margaret Collins
Research Consultant
Professional Coach
& Trainer Photograph : Margaret Collins, senior lecturer, professional coach, graduate of CoachU.

0208 123 0099
PO Box 5157

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Dear Dr.Collins
Thank you once again for the fantastic presentation session, it was very very helpful.