“Think left and think right, think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” Dr Seuss

“This is great for a web seminar, lots better than others I’ve attended.” May 2020 attendee

"In the five years the University of Strathclyde have engaged the services of Fistral, we’ve worked in partnership to tailor provision which specifically meets the needs of our industry-facing researchers. Year on year, the number of qualified project managers coming through the CAPM programme has increased as a result of its positive reputation and it’s demonstrable benefits within academia and other sectors."

Researcher Development Manager, University of Strathclyde 29th August 2018

"We’ve now doubled the number of CAPM deliveries a year in response to growing demand, and it’s fast become one of the most popular and highly valued courses offered as part of the Researcher Development Programme."

Researcher Development Manager, University of Strathclyde 29th August 2018

"I expected it to be dull and irrelevant and was pleasantly surprised as it was relevant and practical and high quality."

CAPM participant, University of Strathclyde 29th August 2018

"Very good course based on lecturer's experience."

Research staff, University of Bath 29th August 2018

"I feel that the university has invested in me! In that hiring a professional company as well as having such an experienced and excellent presenter. Money well spent!!"

Research staff, University of Aberdeen 29th August 2018

"Very good course - I am keen to apply this learning in my place of work and have realised that the biggest problem in my team is me giving out concepts, not projects."

Staff member, NHS Health Scotland 29th August 2018

"Very useful. Made [the] subject seem much easier than I've previously been taught. Good use of personal experience."

Staff member, AFRC 29th August 2018

"Brilliant, fascinating, concise. Well lectured. Learned a lot!"

Staff member, Loughborough University 29th August 2018

"The company is professional and my dealings with [Fistral] in the summer with regard to the re-design of the programme were very positive from my perspective. I liked [their] flexibility and commitment to working with us on a new approach."

Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme Manager, Queen’s University Belfast 29th August 2018

"Excellent course – one of the most useful I have been on. I would recommend it for any PhD student”

PhD Student, Queens University Belfast 29th August 2018

"Really interesting and applicable to industry. Would consider making the course compulsory for all knowledge exchange project personnel."

CAPM participant, University of Strathclyde 25th August 2018

"This should be made compulsory to all PhD students/Research staff."

Research staff, University of Aberdeen 29th August 2018

"I can’t thank you enough for the opportunity to take the classes and the exam. I have always been keen on project management and a qualification is the icing on the cake!”

Successful CAPM Delegate, University of Ulster 29th August 2018

"Extensive, complex information presented in a relaxed, humorous manner which made it relevant and understandable. Well pitched. Well done!”

PhD Student, University of Stirling 29th August 2018

"Excellent tutor. Was able to make project management accessible."

EngD Student, University of Manchester 25th August 2018

"We recently worked with Fistral to create a new Consultancy Skills course for our organisation. They offered a friendly, professional service and bring a wealth of knowledge to their course creations."

Staff Development Manager, NHS National Services Scotland, Information Services Division 29th August 2018

"Will apply tools to my own role, gives me greater understanding of wider project management principles."

Staff member, Scottish Qualifications Authority 29th August 2018

"Tools that can be applied to real work and interactions, actual examples for situations that you wouldn't think about normally, kept attention throughout."

EngD student, University of Manchester 29th August 2018

"This has to be the most useful and enjoyable course that I have attended. I love the structure of course with lots of practical involvement in exercises working in teams. This is in stark contrast to most of the courses I have attended with PowerPoint slide after slide. I feel that I now want to use what I have learned and put to use asap."

Staff member, University College Cork 29th August 2018

"I feel this course is really useful to the researcher and others who are beginners in their career."

Staff member, AFRC 29th August 2018

"We’ve now doubled the number of CAPM deliveries a year in response to growing demand, and it’s fast become one of the most popular and highly valued courses offered as part of the Researcher Development Programme."

Researcher Development Manager, University of Strathclyde 25th August 2018

"Very well delivered. Great structure and content. Would recommend to colleagues”

Staff member, NHS Health Scotland 29th August 2018

"A very enjoyable and valuable course."

Research staff, University of Bath 29th August 2018

"Very knowledgeable instructor and good sense of humour to create a positive, relaxed working environment. Very useful and will certainly use the material covered."

Student, University of Strathclyde 29th August 2018

"I'll use Risk evaluation techniques in my research."

Risk participant, University of Aberdeen 29th August 2018

"Very well delivered. [The trainer's] engagement with the students and material very impressive and leant sustained interest by students”

NHS Health Scotland 29th August 2018

Fistral Webinars

Building on the concept of our Espresso (bite-sized video) range, Fistral also offer a variety 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 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, this range allows more time to be given to topics and provides options during the learning for Q&A with the trainer. Fistral Americano sessions can engage more with attendees and be more responsive to participant needs and questions.

This page will be updated over the next weeks and months with new webinar topics so please check back on Contact Us!

The Fistral “Americano” Range – c2hr Live Webinars

Fistral webinars provide learning across our whole Product Suite. Each 2-hour “Americano” session can be easily contextualised for a specific group (e.g staff groups, departments, teams, researchers, support staff) as needed; and webinars can be run together in a ‘series’ to provide a programme of related topics. In addition to the topics categorised under our Product Suites, we have a variety of webinars aimed at PhD and PGRs – see below.

Questions can be asked via chatroom, and depending on the topic, tools available, learning styles, and ‘tech’ comfort-zone of the participants, the webinar experience can be more or less interactive as required. Webinars are booked and scheduled for a specific time and date as per a normal training sessions, and can be hosted by Fistral (e.g. using Zoom or similar) or hosted on a customer’s VLE/MLE/preferred platform.

As with all our sessions, tried-and-tested principles and practical tools and techniques are delivered by expert practitioners who share their experience and good practice of what ‘works’ in academia and industry.

Project Management Online Training

  • Introduction to Project Planning (Part 1): Establishing Foundations
  • Introduction to Project Planning (Part 2): Scoping the Project
  • Introduction to Project Planning (Part 3): Creating the Plan
  • Risk Management (Part 1): Planning and Identification
  • Risk Management (Part 2): Assessment and Response
  • Introduction to Project Planning for Research (Part 1): Establishing Foundations
  • Introduction to Project Planning for Research (Part 2): Scoping the Project
  • Introduction to Project Planning for Research (Part 3): Creating the Plan
  • Introduction to Project Planning for Research (Part 4): Planning for Uncertainty

CAPM Online Training

  • Introduction to Project Planning (Parts 1, 2 and 3)
  • Risk Management (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Advanced Project Management (Parts 1, 2 and 3)
  • CAPM Preparation (Parts 1, 2, 3 and Exam FAQs)

Communication & Collaboration Online Training

  • Assertive Communication
  • Assertive Communication for Researchers
  • Making Your Case: Creating Convincing Arguments
  • Managing Conflict in Teams
  • Collaborating Effectively with Others
  • Making Good Decisions in Groups
  • Collaborating Effectively in Stressful Circumstances

Leading & Influencing Online Training

  • DiSC® for New Leaders
  • DiSC® for New Research Leaders
  • Leading Teams Through Change
  • Leading and Motivating Your Team Members
  • Influencing Without Authority
  • Influencing in a Research Setting
  • Good Foundations: Principles for Establishing Effective New Teams    
  • Good Foundations: Principles for Establishing Effective New Research Teams
  • Be a Better Leader with DiSC®
  • Creating Resilience in You and Your Team
  • Reducing Stress in Your Team using DiSC®
  • Actively Managing Your Teams’ Performance to Avoid ‘Performance Management’ Issues

Personal Effectiveness Online Training

  • Understanding and Working With Your Time Management Style
  • Making the Most of Your Time
  • Procrastination Busting Techniques
  • Building Personal Resilience
  • Making Decisions in Stressful Circumstances
  • Taking Charge of Your Time: Avoid Drifting
  • Maximising Your Potential through DiSC®
  • Embracing Change and New Opportunities
  • Short and Long-Term Techniques to Boost Your Stress Hardiness
  • Improving Stress Management through DiSC®

PGR/PhD-Specific Online Training:

  • Introduction to Project Planning Your PhD (Part 1): Establishing Foundations
  • Introduction to Project Planning Your PhD (Part 2): Scoping the Project
  • Introduction to Project Planning Your PhD (Part 3): Creating the Plan
  • Introduction to Project Planning Your PhD (Part 4): Planning for Uncertainty
  • Kick-Off Your PhD (Part 1): Understanding Your Project
  • Kick-Off Your PhD (Part 2): Scoping Your Project
  • Kick-Off Your PhD (Part 3): Focusing on Self-Management and Personal Planning
  • Kick-Off Your PhD (Part 4): Building Personal Resilience and Support Systems
  • 1 Year To Go (Part 1): Planning Your Last Year of PhD
  • 1 Year to Go (Part 2): Managing Yourself Through Your Last Year of PhD
  • New (or All) PhD Students: Creating a Good Supervision Relationship
  • Understanding and Working With Your Time Management Style
  • Taking Charge of Your Time: Avoid Drifting
  • Get Unstuck: Procrastination Busting Techniques
  • Maximise Your Potential as a PhD Student
  • Surviving the Long Haul: Resilience Techniques for PhD Students
  • Assertive Communication for PhDs
  • Influencing Skills for PhDs: Mobilising Your Personal Power

Fistral Americanos are convenient and ideal for personal or professional development when you want or need to learn about a specific topic. This is especially true when you’re just not able to attend a face-to-face session, e.g. can’t get away from your desk or lab, or are travelling or working abroad. They can also act as a useful as a refresher session in preparation for a professional exam.

Through our professional user certification, training can be further enhanced by Personal, Leadership and Team Behavioural Profiles from Everything DiSC® by Wiley.