Category: Seminars and Conferences
State: Current
10 December 2021 - 11,30 am ONLINE

Your day for planning and managing your research career

How do you plan for your next step in your career and how do you develop actions and steps towards it? Which skills are important for your career development as a researcher and which areas should you focus on developing taking into account your career aspirations?

This webinar, open to post-doc Assegnisti di ricerca (research fellows), introduces participants to the concept of career and professional development planning and guides them through the process of identifying their strengths as researchers and possible areas for development, with a view to planning their next steps of their careers.

By the end of the session, you will have had an opportunity to:

  • gain some insights into what your career goals and aspirations might be
  • look more closely at where you are now, your career motivations and how your priorities are reflected in your current career and activities
  • become more aware of the options that you have and how you may want to plan that exploration
  • take active steps towards planning your career.

This will be an interactive and informative session which will provide you with a set of tools, methodologies and models that will help you gain clarity around the importance of career development and it will provide you with a model to help you explore your next steps. The session will allow discussion, active participation and planning.

Webinar time schedule:
  • 11,30 am – 1pm – including 15 minutes break
  • 1pm – 2pm – lunch break
  • 2pm – 5pm – including 15 minutes break

This training is part of a larger training that includes (see leaflet):
  • a second session of "Your day for planning and managing your research career" webinar (21 January 2022, h 11,30am-5pm), open to RTD-As up to 30 participants;
  • webinar "Imposter Syndrome: what is it and is it holding you back from being at your best?" (11 February 2022, h 11am-1pm), open to Assegnista di ricerca post-doc, RTD-A, RTD-B, Professore Associato, Professore Ordinario up to 30 participants.Have you ever taken on a new role or project and then, you felt that actually you weren’t really the right person for it? Do you ever struggle to accept and recognise your achievements? Do you feel that your success has been due to some mysterious fluke or luck or other external factors that made it happen? You felt like an imposter! This session is aimed at anyone who wants to consider how feeling like an imposter may impact their work as researchers and become more self-aware of how real it is for them and explore various ways of dealing with it.
It is possible to register to the three training sessions by 7 December 2021 at 12pm at the following link (filling in the form will not generate a confirmation e-mail).
Participants will be selected according to the order of registration and ensuring the participation of at least one participant per Department.
The two webinars "Your day for planning and managing your research career" are not open to those who took part in the course "Planning and managing your own research career" held on last 14 December.

The trainer is Ms. Daniela Bultoc.
Winner of the Times Higher Education Awards and recognised at a UK national level in three consecutive years for outstanding support for researchers and academics, Daniela is a Vitae national Senior Fellow Researcher Developer and an experienced organisational development consultant, emotional intelligence coach and personal development skills trainer at an international level.
With over 12 year experience of working in Higher Education, until recently she was the lead for all research staff and research student development programmes at UCL; this is one of the largest researcher development programmes in the UK with over 130 learning and development sessions for Early Career Researchers and over 700 sessions for PhDs. Her last role at UCL was as Head of Communities of Practice at UCL – where the project won the 2019 UHR Awards and was recognised for best organisational change initiative in Higher Education.
Daniela is a highly regarded professional and international researcher developer who seeks to support and inspire research staff and academics to reach their potential.

For further information, please contact Valeria Di Caro, Excellent Science and Researchers Mobility Office (intern 5931 or e-mail europoli@polito.it).