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4.78 for Professional Communication Skills webinar

PCS is a very popular topics with researchers and all-staff, and this course was no different. Given 4.78 out of 5 overall, the PGR group got lots of tools and techniques from a very intense session. Top 5 comments included: “Very well organised, full of content session. Excellent.” “Thanks for a wonderful workshop.” “Very helpful, […]

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4.78 for Fistral’s Scoping the Project webinar

Part 2 in our 3-part series introducing Project Planning was extremely well received by participants in Edinburgh Napier University. The group included academic staff, PhDs, DBAs and those working in research support roles. Rating 4.78 out of 5 overall, and the trainer rating 4.89, 100% said they would recommend “Scoping the Project” to colleagues and […]

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“Introduction to PM Planning” webinar- 4.69 out of 5

Our series of webinars introducing Project Management Planning had been very popular over the past few months. The first in the series, “Establishing Foundations”, was very well received by staff and students at Edinburgh Napier University. The online training session – attended by PhDs, academic staff, research staff and staff supporting researchers across the University […]

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4.81 out of 5 – “Introduction to Project Planning Part 1: Establishing Foundations” webinar

A recent research-focused PM webinar was held with the University of Stirling Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS). PhDs, librarians, RAs, tutors, supervisors and a range of staff supporting researchers shared experiences and learning during the session. The overall rating for the webinar was 4.81 out of 5 – with the trainer rating 4.92 out of […]

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100% of participants learned new tools and techniques – “Making Your Case: Creating Convincing Arguments”

The final session in our 3-part Influencing Skills series of webinars was very well received by participants. Liverpool Doctoral College researchers from across all years of their PhD (including corrections just approved (congrats again!) joined the “Making Your Case: Creating Convincing Arguments” from across continents. Giving the session an overall rating of 4.47 out of […]

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“This is by far the best course I have ever attended throughout my PhD” – PM Planning webinar

The final webinar in our 3-part series on Project Management Planning was held with the University of Liverpool’s Doctoral College. In addition to all respondents saying they would mend the session to their colleagues, the group gave the webinar an overall 4.72 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), with brilliant feedback such as: “This is […]

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4.72 for PM webinar – “It really is useful.”

Our face-to-face Project Management in the Real World 2-day course has been compacted to an online version during Covid-19. PhDs at the University of Strathclyde gave the session an overall 4.72 out of 5 rating (5 being Excellent). All participants said they would attend more Fistral webinars, and everyone agreed that they would recommend the […]

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“These webinars have been a gem.” – 4.74 for Assertive Communication

Liverpool University Doctoral College students on our Assertive Communication webinar gave great feedback and excellent ratings. 100% of the PGRs would recommend the session to colleagues, and they all said they learned new tools and techniques. 100% also said they would be able to “put the learning into practice on return to desk/lab”. Giving an […]

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4.80 for ‘Influencing Without Authority’, Liverpool Doctoral College

The first in a three-part series of Influencing Strategies online training sessions was held last Wednesday and received brilliant feedback. The group – attending from Liverpool and across the UK as well as joining from Houston Texas! – gave the ‘Influencing Without Authority (Part 1): Mobilising Your Personal Power’ webinar a massive 4.80 out of […]

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Our ‘Planning for Uncertainty’ webinar is “very useful”

The University of Stirling Institute for Advanced Studies recently held a ‘Planning for Uncertainty’ online training session. This webinar considers uncertainty – in this instance within a research context – by: Presenting tools and techniques to proactively identify and respond to risks during the planning process, rather than reactively during the project – when the […]

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4.69 out of 5 – “This has been the best webinar I’ve attended since I started my PhD.” (final year PhD student, Liverpool)

A recent webinar with the Liverpool Doctoral College received excellent feedback. Rating 4..69 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), our ‘PM Planning Part 1: Establishing Foundations’ is the first in a 3-part series delivering an introduction to Project Management. 100% of participants said that this “was a useful session, and they all agreed when asked: […]

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Kick-Off Your PhD webinar – Part 2, Scoping

The second of our Kick-Off webinars for PhDs was delivered online for the University of Stirling. This session – ‘Kick-Off Your PhD: Scoping Your Project’ – follows on from ‘Part 1: Understanding Your Project’. Participants had a lot of positive comments at the end, with a Top 3 including: “Thank you, wish it was longer. […]

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4.86 out of 5 – Resilience Building for PhD webinar

We were delighted when, once again, our webinars were rated 4.86 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), with participants taking away a range of tools and techniques to help build personal resilience throughout their PhD journey. This shows the ‘Surviving the Long Haul: Resilience Building’ session and approach we’re taking to online training continues to […]

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“…I have heard about certain concepts in some workshops but I didn’t find much meaning like I have today. Very useful…” – Kick-Off Your PhD webinar

‘Kick-Off Your PhD: Understanding Your Project’ webinar is the first in a series of four aimed at supporting first-year PhDs in their research journey. Delivered for the University of Stirling, official feedback for this session is to follow, but Chatroom comments from participants across the UK and America, are certainly positive so far – with […]

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4.84 – another successful Fistral webinar!

Our two Risk Management webinars were run back-to-back last week for researchers and PhD students at the University of Strathclyde. Given a massive 4.84 out of 5 overall rating (5 being Excellent), the webinar certainly hit the mark in terms of usefulness and applicability. 100% of participants answered yes to the following questions: Would you […]

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Procrastination Busting webinar rates 4.50 out of 5 from PhDs

A recent webinar – Getting Unstuck: Procrastination Busting Techniques – held with Edinburgh Napier University received lots of positive comments and feedback on the tools and techniques to get out of a procrastination ‘rut’. This particular session was aimed specifically at those working on research or their PhDs, but the concepts and tools could be […]

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“This is great for a web seminar, lots better than others I’ve attended.” – 4.75 for Risk

The first outing of our two live Risk webinars was extremely well received, with participants at the University of Strathclyde rating the overall experience as 4.75 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), and the full class, 100%, agreeing “it was a useful session”. Under the title ‘Risk Management in the Real World’, our two Risk […]

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More free transferable skills training videos from Fistral online now

A new set of our free videos is now available on the Fistral website. All videos remain completely free during Covid-19, and we’ve been told they’re helping “demistify” Project Management – lots of staff and researchers have said they’re finding them useful, which is great. See: https://www.fistraltraining.com/fistral-videos-free-of-charge/ or https://www.fistraltraining.com/fistral-online-resources/ There are now 12 videos currently […]

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Project Management Webinar – 4.47 out of 5 overall, 80% say “This was a useful session”

Our first PM webinar, held as part of the Researcher Development Programme (RDP) programme at the University of Strathclyde, was given a massive thumbs-up by participants. Held online via Zoom, the Project Management webinar was contextualised for PGRs and ran using a mix of presentation, video, whiteboard and chatroom tools to keep participants engaged and […]

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PM “demystified” – NEW FREE Videos uploaded

As promised, and following-on from our first set of free online Project Management videos, we now have new ‘shots’ of learning available on the Fistral website. With more topics coming soon… The new Fistral “Espresso” topics are: The Planning Process Work Breakdown Structure Task Duration Activity Sequencing Activity Scheduling Resource Allocation These are contextualised for […]

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