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‘Leading and Motivating your Team Members’ – 5 out of 5

We recently delivered our ‘Leading and Motivating your Team Members ’ online training to staff from the University of Dundee as part of their Organisational and Professional Development (OPD) programme. Successful team leadership is more than the ability to manage objectives and delegate tasks, and in this course participants gain personal insights, in order to understand […]

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Leading Teams webinar – “A wonderful informative session”

A group of staff from the University of Dundee participated in our webinar entitled ‘Leading and Motivating Your Team Members.’ The training was based on the DiSC behavioural framework. This will enable the staff to lead more effectively by understanding the preferred working style of their team members, and improve communication throughout the team. The […]

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“Awesome session” – Project Planning webinar

Ulster University PhD students undertook the first part of our Project Planning webinar series; ‘Establishing Foundations’. The group gave the training an overall feedback rating of 4.53 out of 5 (5 being excellent). We asked the Doctoral College students if the teaching with regards to prioritisation was useful to them and their feedback included: “Very […]

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4.77 overall – “A very useful session” Project Planning webinar

A group of students from the Graduate School at Queen’s University Belfast in various different years of their PhD study, as well as some Masters students, attended our online training session tailored to research entitled ‘Introduction to Project Planning’. This was Part 1 of the course, ‘Establishing Foundations’, and they gave it a great feedback […]

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Space industry Project Management training rated 4.75

Our webinar series ‘Project Management Principles Level 2’, was given an overall feedback rating by attendees of 4.75 out of 5 (5 being Excellent). The training was delivered to a group of staff at LSE Space GmbH. The group gave some interesting insight into what they took from the course, including: “Knowing these ‘behavioural categories’ […]

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Making Decisions in Stressful Circumstances – 4.83

Staff from the University of Dundee gave a fantastic overall feedback score of 4.83 out of 5 (5 being Excellent) for Fistral’s ‘Making Decisions in Stressful Circumstances’ webinar. This session provides tips and techniques to help people protect their decision-making capacity in the short and longer time, despite stressful circumstances. When asked “What part of […]

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‘Making Decisions in Stressful Circumstances’ Webinar rated 4.50

A group of staff from the University of Dundee attended our training webinar “Making Decisions in Stressful Circumstances” as part of their Organisational and Professional Development programme. They gave the course an overall feedback rating of 4.5 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), and 100% of attendees agreed they: Would recommend this session to colleagues […]

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Embracing Change Webinar – I was provided “Tools for dealing with change”

Staff at the University of Dundee attended our ‘Embracing Change and new Opportunities’ webinar. This online course provides a range of information and techniques to help participants deal with the demands of imposed changes and to make the most of career development opportunities. The group gave the following feedback when asked “What part of the […]

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4.63 for Fistral’s ‘Embracing Change’ webinar

We delivered an ‘Embracing Change’ training webinar to staff at The University of Dundee as part of their Organisational and Professional Development Programme. The staff group rated the training given at 4.63 out of 5 (5 being Excellent). The attendees gave some really interesting insight into key things they will do differently as a result […]

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“An enlightening webinar” – Leading Teams Through Change

We recently delivered our ‘Leading Teams Through Change’ online training to staff from the University of Dundee. Leading any team in Higher Education demands an ability to lead that team through change, and this course provides practical ways to respond to this and develop ongoing ‘change-hardiness’. The staff were asked after the session “What part […]

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Leading Teams Through Change – “I would recommend this course to my colleagues across the sector”

We were given some fantastic and insightful feedback from staff at The University of Dundee who undertook our ‘Leading Teams Through Change’ training webinar as part of their Organisation and Professional Development programme. When asked for “one thing you are going to do differently as a result of this webinar” responses included: “Be sensitive to […]

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CAPM webinar rates 4.83

A recent session was a final full-day training webinar to prepare attendees for the globally recognised CAPM exam from the Project Management Institute. The final part of a series delivered to a group of staff from University College Cork, has been a really intensive deep dive into project management, with a whole host of invaluable […]

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“This was a great session” – Managing International Projects

A group from University of Liverpool – EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Big Data Science – undertook our training webinar ‘Managing International Projects’. They gave some really great feedback about key things they’ll put into practise having done the course. The PhD students gave specific feedback when asked what they’d try as a result […]

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“Project management is a PhD student’s best buddy”

The third and final part of our three-part Introduction to Project Planning webinar series was delivered today and given some brilliant feedback from the attendees – PhD students and Postgraduate researchers at Heriot-Watt University. The ‘Creating the Plan’ session built on the learning from the previous two sessions, was given an overall score of 4.8 […]

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“Thank you for going straight to the ‘Must Haves’ of this course”

We delivered parts 1 and 2 of our Introduction to Project Planning webinar series, ‘Establishing Foundations’ and ‘Scoping the Project’ to a group of PhD students and Postgraduate researchers at Heriot-Watt University, and received some great feedback from the attendees. They gave an overall course rating of 4.47 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), and […]

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“Can honestly say this has been one of the best webinars I’ve attended” – Creating the Plan

Our three-part ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series delivered to a group of research staff at Heriot-Watt University, finished with the final session – Creating the Plan. We had some great feedback from those who attended, and they gave this course an overall rating of 4.53 out of 5, 5 being ‘Excellent.’ Top 3 comments […]

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Scoping the Project webinar – 4.57 out of 5

Our series of webinars introducing Project Management Planning continued with “Scoping the Project” webinar, the second online training delivered to a group of research staff at Heriot-Watt University. The participants gave great feedback to the course, giving it an overall score of 4.57, 5 being ‘Excellent’. In addition, all of the group agreed they would: […]

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Risk Management webinar – 4.75, all attendees said they “would recommend this session to a colleague”

A recent Risk Management webinar customised for the University College Cork, was extremely well received by the participants, and we were delighted to be given an overall rating of 4.75 out of 5 (5 being excellent). In their feedback, all participants: Would recommend the session to colleagues Agreed learning could be applied on return to […]

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“It really helps early career fellows.” – Research Staff comment, Project Planning webinar

We were delighted to be back with our first webinar of the year – Introduction to Project Planning (Part 1): Establishing Foundations. Delivered to a group of research staff at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh (although some were attending from as far away as Malaysia), it was part one of three sessions on the subject to […]

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PM webinar series – 100% of staff say “could be applied on return to desk/lab”

A recent webinar series customised for the University of Bristol CREATE scheme was given an overall rating of 4.75 out of 5, and all participants: Recommended the session to colleagues Agreed learning could be applied on return to desk/lab Said new tools/techniques were learned Would attend future Fistral webinars In addition, the staff agreed with […]

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4.75 – “Great sessions. Beautifully brought together in the last session. Nice job!”

Our tripartite ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series ends with part 3 “Creating the Plan”. This brings all the tools & techniques together from previous sessions in order to create good estimates and network diagrams that result in a robust Gantt chart “created properly”, and therefore gives your project the best possible chance of success. […]

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“It helps [with] keeping time allocation realistic.” – Keeping on Top of Your Research or PhD

Our Personal Time Management Strategies webinar was extremely well received by PhDs in the University of Strathclyde. Rating 4.79 out of 5 (5 being Excellent) with lots of positive feedback and practical application. According to PGRs, benefits of using the Time Management tools & techniques presented include: “It helps [with] keeping time allocation realistic.” “This […]

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