Workshop presenting skills for PhD students and Post Docs

Location: Erasmus MC

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Workshop on presenting skills  

The workshop will  take three half days, with 2 weeks in between each session, and covers different aspects of presenting, including use of PowerPoint, posture, voice and connecting with your audience. The ‘format’ of this workshop is that you will be taught by 3 different teachers: an English teacher, a scientist and an pedagogic. Each of them has his/her own aspects to give attention to. We work with small groups (5/8 per group) so there is ample time for your presentation and to evaluate it in the group.

Also, you will learn from your fellow students. They will see how you improve your presentation during the 3 sessions, which will work as an extra stimulus! Therefore, you are asked to register for one group, if you are available on the indicated days. You can change the group when it’s necessary, but better is to stay in the same group during all sessions.

The organization  of the workshop is as follows. We expect that you prepare a presentation which you will give during the first session, and then improve, enlarge and give again during the second and third session. This can be a presentation that you already gave.

-Session 1 is dedicated your use of the English language and slides. You prepare your presentation and send it at last 1 week before the session to the English teacher, Joy Burrough ( She will give her comments on your slides, which you can improve during the days before this session. During this first session, you give a presentation and you will learn how to optimize the language and the slides you use in your presentation.

-Session 2 is chaired by a scientist, who gives attention to the scientific aspects of your presentation. This may be the same one as during the first session, but improved with all you learned before. The involved scientists, Guido Jenster, Ricardo Fodde (and others) are very experienced teachers who are among the best we have in our school! May be they will give a short presentation themselves, as well, as an example.

-Session 3 is given by Adriaan van ‘t Spijker, a psychologic and didactic. He will learn you more about how to teach. He will use a camera to record your presentation. So you will see and hear yourself afterwards, after giving your presentation, which he will evaluate with you.

Audience and participation
For Scientists, PhD-students and other scientists.

Joy Burrough
Adriaan van ‘t Spijker
Guido Jenster

Date, Time & Location
Joy BurroughT.b.a.
Guido JensterT.b.a.
Adriaan van ‘t SpijkerT.b.a.

Full participation is  1,0 ECTS.


Course fees 
For non-commercial participants the course fee  € 300/ 3 days
PhD students get a 50% discount and pay €150/ 3 days. 
Participants from the postgraduate school MolMed get a 100% discount and pay €0.
Master students, get a 50% discount and pay €150/ 3 days. 
Master students who have to pay the fee from their personal budget get a 75% discount and pay €75/ 3 days. 
If these financial requirements should pose a problem, please contact Frank van Vliet, managing director of the Erasmus Postgraduate School Mol Med, at:

General information
Financial regulation of the Postgraduate School MolMed, from January 1st 2019, the following financial rules apply, but they may differ per course still. Look at the course fee of each course to be sure which discounts are really applied:
• Non-commercial course, symposium or workshop fee: €200/day, €750/week
• Participants of the postgraduate school MolMed: discount of 100%
• However, the Personal Leadership course and the workshops Photoshop/Illustrator/Indesign have to be paid from the ‘personal budget’ of employees, MolMed members and PhD students included. So they will receive an invoice from us which you have to pay and which will be reimbursed by your Department. When you will pay from your personal budget you need to provide us your home address details for the invoice. 
If there is no personal budget left, the MM-members get a discount of 100%.
• PhD students and Master’s students, regardless of institution: discount of 50%.
•The course fees of research master’s students will be paid by their master program at rate of €100/ECTS. For not I&I master students: please inform your master program in advance whether they agree to pay.
•Master’s students who are paying the fee from their private budget: discount of 75%. When you will pay from your personal budget you need to provide us your home address details for the invoice.
•However, 2 courses in statistics are paid centrally by the Dept. of Research policy for all PhD students from Erasmus MC! These are R and the SPSS course. So for Erasmus MC PhD students, these courses are always free, provided you are officially registered as a PhD student.
There is one fee for the entire course. There is no reduction for partial participation.
Commercial participants, companies & sponsors are invited to inquire about commercial tuition fees and about sponsoring.
All invoices will be sent by email to the mail address that you filled in upon registration. If this address is not correct we use your Erasmus MC address.
Those who register for a course, symposium or workshop agree with these financial conditions.


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