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Understanding and Working with your Time Management Style – 4.63

We hosted Post-Doctoral Researchers from Teagasc on our ‘Understanding and Working with Your Time Management Style’ webinar. This course helps create a foundation upon which to build habits that will work throughout PhD studies and beyond, and participants from the national body providing research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and […]

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“Brilliant session” – Risk Management 4.67

A group of Post-Doctoral Researchers from Teagasc, recently completed their fifth part of Fistral’s online Project Management webinar series, ‘Risk Management’. Teagasc is the national body in Ireland providing research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry as well as rural communities. This two-part series aims to provide participants with tools and techniques to […]

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Fistral Consultancy supporting Industry

Professional Communication Skills Webinar – rated 4.82 by PhDs

Fistral’s ‘Professional Communication Skills’ online training was attended by PhD students at the University of Strathclyde, who rated the course 4.82 out of 5 (5 being Excellent). The students were a truly global group logged on from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Beijing, Dubai and of course Glasgow. This course provides the understanding and techniques to help […]

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Fistral Training, Development & Time Management

4.96 overall, instructor 5 out of 5 – Advanced PM

PhD students from the University of Strathclyde logged on to Fistral’s ‘Advanced Project Management’ webinar, part of the CAPM training series they have undertaken with us. In complement to previous Project Management and Risk sessions, it focuses on the remaining material needed for the CAPM exam, in addition to introducing new advanced techniques and concepts. […]

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“My view on GANTT has been forever shifted” – PM Planning attendee

We hosted a group from University of Bath Doctoral College and Researcher Development on our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar. The group included PhD students from various years of study, plus academic and office/support staff. This full day of training includes three parts. After the training, the attendees agreed 100% that they: Would recommend the […]

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Fistral Training & Development for Space

‘Creating the Plan’ – 100% will put their PM learning into practice

Post-Doctoral Researchers from Teagasc, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority based in Ireland, completed Fistral’s ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series recently. Teagasc is the national body providing research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. The third and final session in this series of Project Management training is […]

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Leadership and Team Building Techniques webinar – “It was really amazing”

Fistral’s ‘Leadership and Team Building Techniques’ webinar was recently delivered to a group of PGRs at the University of Strathclyde, some logging in from as far away as France and Tanzania. Any PhD student embarking on their professional journey after PhD, whether in academic or commercial research or any other field, will benefit from being […]

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Centres for Doctoral Training – 100% would recommend ‘Planning for Uncertainty”

PhD students from two Centre’s for Doctoral Training (CDT) at the University of Bristol, attended all four sessions to complete our ‘Introduction to Project Planning” training recently. The CDT’s were Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) and EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Composites Science, Engineering and Manufacturing (CoSEM). Students were logged in from as far away […]

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“Very insightful” – Introduction to Project Planning

PhD students at the University of Liverpool Doctoral College completed the third and final part of Fistral’s ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series. Entitled ‘Creating the Plan’, it examines how to create a rigorous project plan having defined the purpose, requirements and expectations in the previous sessions. It includes identifying the tasks required to complete […]

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4.70 – Risk Management Webinar

PhD students from the University of Strathclyde Researcher Development Programme undertook Fistral’s ‘Risk Management’ online training recently.  This webinar is part of our CAPM suite of training towards the globally recognised credential offered by the Project Management Institute. Uncertainty is inherent in any type of project, particularly so within research, making it difficult to plan, […]

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“Excellent series of sessions” – CAPM Prep Day 4.88

Researchers and PGRs from the University of Bath Doctoral college rounded off their CAPM training online recently, which they’d started face to face at the beginning of this year. The Fistral CAPM suite of courses prepares attendees to sit the globally recognized ‘Certified Associate in Project Management’ professional exam. The exam, run by the Project […]

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“That was brilliant” – Scoping the Project webinar for Post Docs

Post-Doctoral Researchers from Teagasc, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority, recently undertook part two of our online training series ‘Introduction to Project Planning’. Based in Ireland, Teagasc is the national body providing research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. Part two of the course is entitled ‘Scoping the […]

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“Tips for use in real life situations” – OPD webinar

Our OPD sessions with staff at the University of Dundee continued with the second part of the ‘Influencing without Authority’ series. Entitled ‘Assertive Communication’, this webinar looks at the reasons why participants may have difficulties in asserting themselves at work. We look at a variety of approaches to increase their assertiveness. These include a range […]

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“Most useful workshop I’ve been to” – Project Planning 5 out of 5

Researchers at the University of Dundee attended part three of our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ series. Called ‘Creating the Plan’, it builds on the previous sessions and looks at how to identify the tasks required and appropriate resource planning. The group gave a fantastic overall feedback score of 5.0 out of 5 (5 being Excellent). […]

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“Very useful” – Introduction to Project Planning course for staff

Staff from the University of Bath Student Union attended our trio of webinars ‘Introduction to Project Planning: Parts 1, 2 and 3’ recently. This course is intended to be immediately applicable to planning projects whether that be in an academic, research, or commercial environment. The three parts are; ‘Establishing Foundations’, ‘Scoping the Project’ and finally […]

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Collaboration & Communication

5 out of 5 for Establishing New Research Teams

Staff from the University of Dundee attended our webinar ‘Good Foundations: Principles for Establishing Effective New Research Teams’. This course introduces a number of well-established teamworking frameworks to use as a guide to create and maintain an effective research team. The group gave the session a fantastic overall score of 5.0 out of 5 (5 […]

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Risk Management webinar – 4.74

Uncertainty is inherent in any project, which makes it difficult to plan. This uncertainly is called risk. PhD students from the University of Strathclyde took a deep-dive with us into the subject of risk recently, on the first part of our Risk Management webinar series. Part one, ‘Planning and Identification’, looks at tools and techniques […]

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4.79 out of 5 – “A great session”

Participants from the University of Liverpool Doctoral College, scored our “Introduction to Project Planning’ (part 2) webinar, 4.79 out of 5 (5 being Excellent). The group included PhD students across various years of their study. The session, ‘Scoping the Project,’ considers methods for identifying and managing different expectations. It goes on to examine how to […]

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“Useful concepts that I will put into practice” – Collaborating Effectively

Staff at the University of Dundee logged on to our ‘Collaborating Effectively’ training, part of the University’s OPD programme. This course provides participants with the understanding to take account of individual differences in such a way that they are better able to make constructive interactions. The group gave an overall feedback rating of 4.50 out […]

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Doctoral College – CAPM rates ‘Excellent’ for trainer, 4.91 overall

A group from the University of Bath Doctoral College and Research and Innovation Services who we met previously in person away back in February pre-Covid, attended the next part of their training with us online this time. The group included PhD students, Post Doc Research Assistants, plus some lecturers. The webinar was ‘Advanced Project Management’ […]

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Introduction to Project Planning rated 4.69

Our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar was rated 4.69 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), by a group from the University of Strathclyde Doctoral College. The group, made up of Post Graduate researchers (PGRs) across varying years of study, also agreed unanimously that they: Would recommend the session to a colleague Learnt new tools and […]

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“Honestly the best webinar I had this year” – Introduction to Project Planning

We had a great group from the University of Bath Doctoral College join us for an ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar, to kick off their training towards the CAPM exam. The group was a mixed bunch of PhD students, post-graduate researchers and staff. This session compacts three Project Planning webinars into one to provide a […]

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“Very engaging presenter” – Performance Management Webinar for staff

We delivered our webinar ‘Actively Managing Your Teams’ Performance to Avoid Performance Management Issues’ to staff at the University of Dundee recently. This webinar outlines a performance framework that will encourage regular reflective practice of colleagues; identification of the underlying issues; and practical tips to assist, support and coach staff members to perform to their […]

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