Explore possible opportunities for industry-university collaborations. Consider the potential benefits and risks of collaboration. Learn about different routes to developing collaborations and think about how working with industry fits with your career development strategy.
Explore challenges, problems and opportunities facing a specific industry. Work to connect-the-dots between these issues and your research, skills and interests, helping you discover opportunities for how you can add value in industry.
Learn key business frameworks and terminology, enabling you to more effectively speak “the language of business”. This will help you engage more confidently with businesses, translating your research and academic experience in a way that is relevant to businesses.
Learn how to develop clear and impactful communication that articulates to business and industry how you can add value. As a result, you’ll feel more confident and motivated to pro-actively engage with industry and businesses.
You’re provided with a roadmap for how to become recognised by industry as an “expert”. Learn to take a strategic approach to presenting yourself to industry and identify specific actions to establish expert status in the mind of industry.
Apply a framework for thinking strategically about growing and nurturing professional relationships. Consider your goals and develop a plan to pro-actively develop relationships in a way that helps you deliver greater impact.
It’s a really eye-opening course. My motivation was boosted and I realised there was something impactful I could do to change people’s lives.
I thought you were awesome at facilitating the workshop. I loved the way you skilfully ensured we kept it on track and we achieved our learning outcomes. As an entrepreneur and researcher, I so loved the session and will definitely be part of my toolbox. Thanks once again!
Communicating effectively and addressing your contacts with the appropriate language were the two most important lessons I learnt during this programme. The sessions helped our group to socialise and bond in a very interesting and productive way.”
Really useful course that offers practical ways to connect and understand industry.
Multimedia content covering key concepts, frameworks and principles. This includes video lessons, recorded interviews with subject matter experts, selected readings and links to externally hosted materials. You have access to this material throughout the programme.
Interactive zoom-based group workshops that give you the opportunity to activate tools and skills with your peers in a supportive environment. We apply a range of tools to support group work and collaboration, including online breakout rooms, virtual whiteboards and digital collaborative spaces.
You have access to a range of downloadable resources throughout the programme, including pdf’s of presentation slides, worksheets & templates and a selection of short texts. These materials become a valuable part of your resource & skills toolbox.
Each module includes at least 1 application activity. These activities encourage you to apply the principles and tools to your situation. The outputs for some of the activities are submitted for review by the trainer, who provides personalised feedback.
Facilitated group discussions with professionals experienced working in, or with, industry. The “Conversations” are live interactive forums with diverse guests who provide context, inspiration and real-world stories that bring key learnings to life. They also offer the opportunity for you to expand your network and build relationships with industry contacts. It’s not uncommon for these events to lead to opportunities beyond the programme, such as placements, joint research projects or employment.
Expect to spend 2.5hrs – 3.5hrs per week to successfully complete this certificated programme. This includes 1 x 90-minute on-line group workshop per module, with the rest of the time spent on self-study and application activities, which can be completed on your own schedule.
Are you terrified at the thought of having to find your own role in order to make a living outside of academia? Then do this course, even it you have no clue about what you want to do!
An amazing programme to get you thinking about the aspects of shifting from academia to a career in industry, how to effectively research a potential company of interest and how to sell yourself and the skills you have developed.
It’s an excellent progamme that gives some very valuable insights into getting a job in industry and how to effectively communicate your value. The connections you make with peers during this course is also very valuable.
The course was fantastic – exceeding all of my expectations. The content was clear and the practice with other group members gave me confidence to share my thoughts and practice using the industry tools in a safe space. As a result of this course I feel more confident in my ability to deliver impact with my research.
If you want someone to go that extra mile to provide professional training material to suit your requirement I would have no hesitation in recommending them.
We employed Skillfluence to develop a series of training programs tailored towards science graduates. The facilitators were highly professional, easy to work with and they listened and responded to our specific training needs with excellent suggestions and a bespoke program. The workshops delivered our training goals and got excellent participant feedback. We are very happy with Skillfluence and will be using them again in the future.
Alison presented the communication skills and career workshop at the European Congress of Biotechnology as initiated by the Young European Biotech Network. It was a pleasure to collaborate with Alison. Her presentation was well designed and contained many important advises for young scientists. She did a fantastic job in encouraging the attendants to get out of their seats and practice their communication skills during the presentation.
“This is my first time to learn about job interviews and Ph.D experience, especially UK job description which is new for me. Therefore, I learned significant details and technique from this workshop and found out it’s very useful for my future.”