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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.