“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr Seuss

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PhD Student, University of Stirling 29th August 2018

Fistral Online Training

In addition to face-to-face training, the Fistral team have developed a wide range of online training resources to support participants through their learning journey.  These are complementary to our existing training provision and Product Suite, and act as an introduction to specific tools and techniques that can be applied to any work, project or research. 

More video and webinar topics – as well as additional resources (such as reading lists and example project management documents) – are under development and will be coming soon.

Deep learning, embedding of learning through hands-on practice, and shared learning gained in onsite sessions are still available through our face-to-face sessions.

Online Videos & Webinars

Developed initially in April 2020 to support customers and participants during the Covid-19 pandemic, Fistral Videos and Webinars – as with all our training events – are based on trainers’ experiences working in industry and academia, over 20 years’ expertise delivering highly successful training course, tried-and-tested knowledge, and sound theoretical principles. We’re delighted that these ranges are proving popular, and see these are a useful complement to our traditional onsite training courses.

We call the Videos and Webinars our “Espresso” and “Americano” ranges respectively. (And to link with this, face-to-face sessions can be seen as our “Grande” range.)

The Fistral “Espresso” range – c5min Videos

These are bite-sized video recordings (circa 5 mins each) available online. We call these Fistral “Espressos” as they provide a powerful ‘shot’ of learning.

The first Fistral Espressos developed are on core Project Management topics specifically aimed at PhD/PGR and Early Career Researchers. Although these videos help with managing any project, they are presented in the context of research. We are planning to expand the Espresso range over the next few months, to include general topics suitable for all-staff, videos contextualised for different sectors, and topics contextualised for all levels of researchers and research staff.

Fistral Espressos are ideal to use as a reminder or just-in-time for a key piece of work; and equally can be used pre- or post- a webinar or onsite training session as a refresher on core topics or techniques, and in complement to any handouts or training materials issued.

See our Espresso range to find out more. **NB All Fistral Videos are FREE to access during the Covid-19 crisis**

The Fistral “Americano” range – c2hr Webinars

Building on the concept of our Espressos, Fistral now offer a range of 2-hour live webinars. We call this our “Americano” range as they are a ‘shot’ of learning topped up with more time to interact with the content and the trainer, and provide an opportunity to engage more deeply with the topic and ask questions relevant to individual needs. Still packing the same punch as an espresso, but with time for Q&A with the instructor, Fistral Americano sessions can be more interactive depending on the topic, tools available, and the “tech”comfort-zone of participants.

Fistral Americanos provide convenience, flexibility, the opportunity to ask questions and clarify understanding, and the option for accessing learning remotely.

Webinars can be booked and scheduled as per a normal training session, see our Americano range to find out more.

The Fistral “Grande” range – Training Courses (face-to-face)

In complement to our online resources, “Grande” sessions provide longer, richer and deeper learning and engagement with topics. Our most popular training provision, Grande sessions are another way of thinking about our 1-, 2-, 3- or 4-day face-to-face training courses. These onsite events provide the ultimate learning experience in terms of training time, depth of learning, and practice learning the tools and techniques to further embed the skills and knowledge.

Our onsite training focuses on hands-on practical learning which can be customised to the needs of the group in the room. Full day sessions provide lots of opportunity to clarify, ask questions, and have the training contextualised and related to individual’s contexts and role/experience.

Fistral “Grande” events are our flagship range and the foundation of our Product Suite. An enormous amount of benefit is gained from instructors having time to share – within the context of the learning – real-life experiences, expertise and knowledge working across sectors and with world-leading organisations and researchers working on cutting edge developments. With 20+years’ training experience under their belts, trainers are able to adapt and contextualise the content flexibly during the sessions to meet the needs and levels of experience of those in the room. The practical exercises, shared peer-learning, networking and team building opportunities, and reflection and application to current role and work gained in 1:1 and group activities, have been proved time-and-again to improve applicability and usefulness of tools and techniques, as well as improve retention of learning. Overall, this makes a more rounded, better, more valuable and more enjoyable learning experience for participants.

Face-to-face sessions are particularly useful to embed the learning for those preparing for professional certification routes.

See our Product Suite for more information.

For more details on any of the above, or to speak to the Fistral team please Contact Us.