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  • YEAR Annual Conference 2022

    YEAR Annual Conference 2022: Professional Development & Idea Generation

    YEAR is pleased to invite you to its next Annual Conference hosted by SINTEF in Trondheim (Norway) on 26-27 September 2022. This year, the conference will focus on Professional Development & Idea Generation.

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  • The Balanced Researcher

    June 29, 2022 14:00 – 16:00 CEST

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    So you’re a researcher. Chances are then that you are pretty busy. Firstly there’s your research. Writing proposals. Getting ethics approval. Dealing with the paperwork. Meetings. Applying for grants. Getting grants and then managing the money and the people. Writing reports. And that’s all before you even get to the actual research. Then there’s papers to write, rejection letters to deal with and conferences to attend.

    And for most people research is just one of the things you do. You might teach or tutor, run demonstrations, or manage a unit or even have another completely different job.

    And that’s just work. No matter how much you enjoy your research it’s a fair bet that there are other parts to your life too. For example you probably have a family or friends, you may have social commitments and you may even have some personal interests.

    This workshop will describe the most useful strategies that thousands of researchers have found helpful in balancing the many demands on their time.

    • how to be effective with your time
    • specific strategies for coping with email overload
    • picking the right things to work on
    • dealing with distractions and interruptions
    • how to say NO gracefully
    • setting boundaries
    • looking after me

    Warm welcome!

    About the speaker

    Hugh Kearns is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. He regularly lectures at universities across the world including lectures at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Berkeley and Stanford. His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life
    balance, learning and creativity. He draws on over twenty five years of experience as a leading training and development professional within the corporate, financial, education and health sectors in Ireland, Scotland, North America, New Zealand and Australia. He has coached individuals, teams and executives in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors. Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is widely recognised for his ability to take the latest research in psychology and education and apply it to high-performing people and groups. As a co-author with Maria Gardiner, he has published ten books which are in high demand both in
    Australia and internationally.

  • Beyond preventing burnout: how to thrive as a scientist

    April 1, 2022 14:00 – 15:30 CET

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    Research is a highly competitive environment where scientists are required to constantly perform at the top to push the limit of knowledge. Behind the curtain of exciting discoveries, the reality of stress and burnout is growing at an overwhelming rate. By raising awareness on the root causes of burnout and how we can prevent it, scientists can thrive in a healthy work environment and contribute to solving the challenges of our world towards a sustainable future for all.     

    In this workshop training, our intentions are that the participants:

    • Deepen their knowledge on how to identify burnout and their root causes at work
    • Grow their self-leadership to maximize their potential
    • Develop strategies to manage stress and grow resilience
    • Become a stronger ally to cultivate wellbeing at work

    Warm welcome!

    About the speaker

    Déborah Rupert is a career and wellbeing coach. She holds a PhD in biological physics and is certified by the international coaching federation. She is committed to preventing burnout and supporting researchers with tools for stress management and career clarity. She is the founder of Dear Academia, an organisation dedicated to cultivating the wellbeing of researchers and nurturing a healthy academic working environment. When she is not coaching or giving workshops, she can be found travelling around with her motorhome, walking in nature or dancing argentine tango. You can reach her through her website and connect on LinkedIn.

YEAR Annual Report 2021 published

The year 2021 focused on persisting an online presence for the Young European Associated Researchers (YEAR) network. Webinars and trainings have been held online and kept the existence and purpose of YEAR clear. Hopes were up for an in-person meeting over summer, or early autumn, but unfortunately this was not yet possible.

We captured the events of 2021 in our annual report, to be downloaded below.

YEAR Annual Report 2020 published

The year 2020 was turbulent for all, and no less for the Young European Associated Researchers (YEAR) network. After a live board meeting in Brussels, little before countries were locked down, we were forced to move online. On the upside, this has allowed us to increase the total number of events we organize and hence increase our reach.

We captured this unconventional year in our annual report, to be downloaded below.

Successful YEAR webinar on RTOs actions against COVID 19

We just finished our webinar about the actions that European RTOs are taking against COVID 19. With 4 interesting speakers from 4 different RTOs and about 50 participants this second webinar from 2020 was another great success!

We got insight into vary different topics that are being addressed by these RTOs. Want to know more about what European RTOs are doing against COVID 19? Check out this impressive list of projects against COVID 19 that are being done by EARTO members.