Peer-to-peer training scheme workshop, Thurs 22 July, 11am to 1pm
The aim of the C-DICE peer-to-peer training scheme is to bring together post-doctoral researchers from C-DICE partners and technicians from the TALENT partnership to capture the knowledge and skills they have gained during their career that they would like to teach to fellow post-doctoral and/or doctoral researchers, and to identify the training they require to do this effectively.
Many post-doctoral researchers provide informal teaching and training to other members of their research group, especially to doctoral and fellow post-doctoral researchers. Due to the informal nature of this training, it can often be hard for post-doctoral researchers to provide evidence of this training, for example, on job applications. By providing post-doctoral researchers with both the opportunity, and the tools required to share this training via the C-DICE post-doctoral network, C-DICE provides a way for them to get formal recognition of this training whilst also upskilling other C-DICE post-doctoral researchers. In addition, peer-to-peer training will benefit C-DICE post-doctoral researchers by expanding their perspectives, improving their skills and fostering meaningful connections between researchers across the C-DICE network.
Type of Training suitable
The training provided should focus on skills required for the Infrastructure, Cities and Energy (IC&E) sectors, and/or required to accelerate progress towards a net-zero society by 2050. These may be transferable skills if they are delivered with a Net Zero slant. Training on facilities and/or equipment funded via ERA or UKCRIC would be particularly welcome. All lengths and styles of training will be considered from 1 hour virtual session to a whole day practical.
One of the main activities to help develop and implement this strategy will be a Peer-to-Peer training workshop. The main objectives of this workshop will be to:
- Introduce the concept of peer-to-peer training.
- Identify training that post-doctoral researchers could provide to C-DICE members.
- Identify main barriers of post-doctoral researchers’ participation in peer-to-peer training.
- Identify additional training and/or resources individual post-doctoral researchers would need to provide said training.
The workshop will take place Thursday 22 July 11 to 1pm. This will be a virtual event delivered via Teams or Zoom in a meetings format so that participants can fully engage in breakout sessions. The agenda for the day is as follows:
|Introduction||10 mins||Phill Longhurst (Cranfield)|
|Train-the-trainer Introduction||15 mins||Duncan Stanley (Loughborough)|
|Training I can offer||30 mins||Duncan Stanley and C-DICE team (break out rooms of small groups)|
|Barriers to peer-to-peer training||3o mins||Breakout rooms facilitated by C-DICE team|
|Breakout discussion feedback||15 mins||All|
|Summary, and next steps||10 mins||Kathryn North (C-DICE Director)|
- A list of training that post-doctoral researchers are willing to share via C-DICE.
- A list of potential trainers mapped to their level of training including details of those that are already fully equipped to deliver training.
- An understanding of the barriers of post-doctoral researchers providing training.
22nd July 2021