Introduzione

A training designed to guide you on 3 strategic abilities to help you develop your leadership skills and keep advancing your career:

  • All the basics to set-up and deliver a scientific training workshop
  • How to be a successful public speaker
  • How to create clear and professional-looking slide decks to communicate biomedical science.

This 3-steps training path (12 hours of training) will cover all the basics you need to succeed.

MODULE 1: Setting Up and Delivering a Workshop – Confessions of a trainer!
16 March 2022; h. 9:00 am – 01:00 pm CEST

 In this workshop, we will consider

  • Mode of delivery: face-to-face vs virtual platform
  • The learning curve: your early workshops will be a challenge
  • Participants and their expectations
  • Scheduling
  • Participant comfort
  • Communication before the workshop
  • Workshop series: lightening the administrative workload
  • Materials and resources
  • Starting and introductions
  • Venue and arrangement of equipment and furniture if face-to-face
  • IT issues if delivered virtually
  • Participation and exercises
  • Slides for workshops and other visual aids
  • Starting the workshop
  • Matters arising and feedback after the workshop
  • Contingency planning and troubleshooting
  • Dealing with feedback
  • Workshop Design Toolkit


MODULE 2: Oral Presentations – Skills to help you survive or even shine
21 April 2022, h. 9:00 am – 01:00 pm CEST

In this workshop, we will consider

  • What you need to know before preparing slides.
  • Managing equipment and the environment.
  • Rehearsing and keeping to time.
  • Increasing the impact of an oral presentation.
  • Presentation nerves.
  • Voice and body language.
  • Questions and difficult people.
  • Individual participant presentations.

Practical elements of the workshop will include:

  • Critique of a well-known orator: how they use voice and body language to maximise interest and impact
  • Participants will have the opportunity to deliver a short presentation (3 minutes) with up to 6 slides prepared before the workshop. Participants and lecturer will give constructive feedback.


MODULE 3 : Great Topic – Shame About the Slides! Creating clear and professional-looking slide decks to communicate biomedical science
08 June 2022, h. 09:00 am – 01:00 pm CEST

Rogues’ gallery: slides you would not be proud of
Purpose of a slide deck: diversity of presentations
Challenges when preparing slides
Presenting live vs. viewing at leisure
Have a good structure – flow and bridges
Slides for oral presentations: 10 tips

In this workshop, we will consider

  • Slide rules: time per slide, avoiding text and clutter
  • Distraction: appropriate delivery of text, images and speech
  • Lists: often necessary, but make them as pleasant to view as possible
  • Fonts, bullets, spacing, alignment, and how to prevent ‘jumping’
  • Useful tools: ‘Slide Master’, ‘Format Painter’, alignment tools, guides, paragraph and line spacing
  • Backgrounds, colours, contrasts, margins, resolution
  • Text and images on the same slide
  • Examples of complex slides
  • Principles of designing self-guided learning slides, with examples
  • Proofing: achieving a professional finish

Exercises/discussion

  • Discussion: diversity of presentations
  • Discussion: challenges when designing slides
  • Which style of emphasis do you prefer?
  • Which method of combining text and an image on a slide do you prefer?
  • Experience/discussion about using some useful PowerPoint tools
  • Exercise: critique a sloppy slide

The 3-step training path is suitable for anyone working in life sciences who want to strengthen his/her scientific leadership by means of a well-organized communication process.

The 3-step training path is intended to be a ‘two-way’ learning and discussion experience questions and subsequent discussion are welcome at any time during the workshops.

Docente/i
John Dixon
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John Dixon

Trainer/medical writer and director of Libra Scientific Communications Ltd.
John qualified in medicine having studied at Oxford University and Guy's Hospital, London. Initially, he trained as a surgeon, gaining experience in accident and emergency medicine, orthopaedic, thoracic, general and ENT surgery, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (otolaryngology) and Edinburgh (general surgery). He then became a GP and Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners having had experience in paediatrics, neonatology, and obstetrics and gynaecology. Since 2003, John has completed an MBA at Warwick University Business School while working as a Primary Care Trust project manager. He then spent five years as Director of Medical Communications in a UK medical communications agency.  In 2013, he became a freelance trainer in scientific writing and medical writer, and is now Director of Libra Scientific Communications Ltd. Recently, John has coauthored a book: How to Publish in Biomedicine. 500 Tips for Success. Third Edition. 2016. CRC Press. John Dixon, Louise Alder and Jane Fraser.

This training path is made of a series of three standalone workshops. Visit each course online brochure for more information

Setting Up and Delivering a Workshop – Confessions of a trainer!
16 March 2022 | 09:00 am – 01:00 pm CEST
See program here 

Oral Presentations – Skills to help you survive or even shine
21 April 2022 | 09:00 am – 01:00 pm CEST
See program here

Great Topic –  Shame about the Slides! Creating clear and professional looking slide decks to communicate biomedical science
08 June 2022 | 9:00 am – 01:00 pm CEST
See program here 

After the registration, you will receive all details about the connection.

Each online training will proceed with a minimum number of participants. Should this number not be reached the registered participants will be notified one week prior to the commencement of the course.

Early Bird: € 1.185,00* (until 16 February 2022)

Ordinary: € 1.517,00*

Freelance – Academy – Public Administration**: € 943,00*

* for Italian companies: +22% VAT
**Early Bird discount not applicable to Freelance – Academy – Public Administration fee

The fee includes: tuitions, organizational office assistance, teaching materials for each training and attendance certificate that will be sent after the complete masterclass via e-mail.


Acquista
Early bird
Acquistabile fino al 16/02/2022
1.185,00
Ordinary
Acquistabile fino al 15/03/2022
1.517,00
Freelance – Academy – Public Administration
Acquistabile fino al 15/03/2022
943,00
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Versione Stampabile
Cosa saprai fare dopo il percorso formativo
Risultato atteso
Improve your management of the communication and administration workload when you deliver multiple workshops
Risultato atteso
Take home a Workshop Design Toolkit – an aide memoire to designing a successful workshop
Risultato atteso
Appreciate that good preparation and rehearsal are key to successful delivery
Risultato atteso
Gain practical experience and receive feedback by delivering a short presentation during the workshop
Risultato atteso
Appreciate the diversity of presentations and therefore the diversity of slide deck designs
Risultato atteso
Recognize the factors that differentiate an unclear/sloppy slide from a clear, professional-looking slide
Risultato atteso
Make your life easier by using some important slide design tools

<p>Online training path on Zoom platform.</p>
<p><em>LS Academy will provide the access link to the virtual platform a few days before each training.</em></p>

Online training path on Zoom platform.

LS Academy will provide the access link to the virtual platform a few days before each training.

<p>Online training path on Zoom platform.</p>
<p><em>LS Academy will provide the access link to the virtual platform a few days before each training.</em></p>