Call for organizers: Researcher Skills Workshop 2019
- TL;DR—quick link to the Workshop organizer signup form
- Backstory on the workshop—A researcher skills & career workshop
This ResearchOps community project seeks to build and release a Researcher Skills Framework that helps researchers and their organizations to level up professionally.
One of our early aha moments was that a framework itself wasn’t going to move the needle. It was the reflection and conversations that happen around such artifacts that will set change in motion.
As such, a key phase of this project is a global series of workshops, where we’re inviting folks from around the world to host a Researcher Skills Workshop in their city.
This workshop offers:
- For participants: The opportunity to reflect on our researcher paths, assess hard and soft(er) skills and exchange with fellow researchers about growth and future avenues
- For workshop organizers: The chance to bring together members of your local community and generate interesting discussions
- For the ResearchOps project team: Lots of data to lay the groundwork for the Researcher Skills Framework
As a workshop organizer, you’ll have access to:
- The workshop kit, including printable worksheets and a facilitator guide
- A Slack channel with fellow workshop organizers, where we’ll help each other out
As a workshop organizer, you’ll be responsible for:
- Finding a venue and inviting participants from your local community.
- Running the workshop itself. ResearchOps community guidelines will apply.
- Sending in data. There’s a worksheet that participants fill out at the end, and we ask you to collate the responses and send them in within a few days of your workshop ending.
Collected data will be made public under the Creative Commons License ShareAlike 4.0.
You can sign up here: Workshop organizer signup form
Frequently Asked Questions
(we’ll update questions here as they come in)
What happens after I sign up?
- We’ll reply with a Doodle to set up a organizer briefing call, where we’ll introduce the workshop kit and get to know each other
- If you decide to go ahead, we’ll add you to the Slack channels for organizers.
- When you have a date, let us know. We’ll help you promote it.
What do I need as a workshop host?
- Plan for 3 hours of “active” workshop time, and 30–45 minutes to send back your workshop data.
- You’ll also need to secure the following to run the workshop, and we’ll support as much as we (and our networks) are able:
- A comfortable room to hold your attendees, with a TV/projector
- Printed workbooks for each attendee + pens & scratch paper
Is there a workshop in my city?
- Starting in April, we’ll update this list as organizers sign up: https://airtable.com/shruy2BVmQ3NznGv8
How did this get started?
- See how it developed in our ‘researcher skills & career workshop’ post