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Share your knowledge

Unfortunately, due to the current measures regarding the coronavirus, we are forced to cancel the planned Share Your Knowledge Week. It is possible that we will reschedule the Share Your Knowledge Week at a time to be determined in 2020. As soon as there is more information available, we will update you. 


From 30 March to 3 April 2020, we will be organising the 4th edition of the Share Your Knowledge Week.

During this week, colleagues will lead short workshops for each other. Each workshop will last a maximum of 1.5 hours. Meet your colleagues in a different setting, expand your network and learn from each other's knowledge. 

Lots of your responded to our call for workshops: more than 40 colleagues have registered to share their knowledge. Below you'll find the full program, divided into days and time slots.

Whether you are an academic or part of the professional services staff, there are workshops available for every taste.

You can select one workshop per time slot. The number of workshops you can participate in per day is unlimited.

Programme Share Your Knowledge 2020

      • 'If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play' - John Cleese.

        In this workshop you will (re)connect with your own creativity by exploring different art mediums.

        If you firmly believe that you are not a creative person, participating in this workshop will be a positively surprising experience! Creativity can help you relax , become more inspired and connect.

        Language: English
        Target group: Academic staff and professional services staff
        Number of participants: 10

      • The ability to protect and manage your online identity is critical to digital literacy in the workplace. Many of us unthinkingly share email addresses, passwords, names etc. when websites ask for sign-in. Are you sure to give them your information? Is there a best practice? In this workshop you`ll gain knowledge about the  privacy and security aspects of your online identity.You`ll learn how to use an Identity Provider to keep your personal information safe.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Academic staff and professional services staff
        Number of participants: 15

      • During this workshop, support staff will get the chance to think about their future and what their next step will be, giving them a clear picture of why that next step may or may not be necessary. They will use self-reflection to figure out where their interests lie and how they can create and take advantage of opportunities. The most important competencies for support staff, avoiding stress and burn-out to ensure good mental health, and the career development opportunities offered by EUR will be discussed during this workshop. 

        Language:  Dutch
        Target group: Professional services staff
        Number of participants: 15

      • Do you want to make an impact on society with your research or education? Then learn how you can develop your own course. In this workshop you will get acquainted with the requirements professionals and executive courses set for course design. This will enable you to develop a course for the market that has a meaningful impact on society.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Academic staff
        Number of participants: 16

      • In this workshop the group will be introduced to systemic work. The group will familiarise itself with a case from a participant and look at it using a systemic approach, and possibly using the case for a constellation. The workshop starts with a brief introduction to systemic work, and we will then apply it in practice.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Everyone who is interest in systemic work
        Number of participants: 16

      • Researchers are often required to draw-up an 'impact-plan' - either by funders, or by their organisations. Such impact plans require a strategy to engage with potential research users, but who are they actually? What does impact look like? During the workshop, participants will engage with this 'what'. The workshop aims to offer a different understanding of research impact, and in particular an approach to achieving such impacts.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Researchers, academic or not, at any stage of their career
        Number of participants: 15

      • Techniques used in theatre can be useful for everyone, and that includes university employees. Theatre techniques such as interplay, role-play to develop empathy, and the arrangement of scenery and props will be covered during this workshop. Participants will get a taste of how it feels to think and act in the roles of director and actor. The scenes will be created based on improvisation exercises. The participants themselves will provide the ingredients needed for these scenes. In addition to his work as a communications consultant at EUR, Fedde van der Spoel is also a drama teacher at SKVR.

        Language:  Dutch
        Target group: Academic and professional services staff
        Number of participants: 12

      • In this interactive workshop you will reflect on recruitment and selection practices by examining concrete examples. You will also discuss ways in which these practices could be improved so that the best candidate for the job is selected.

        The method is learning by doing. Interactive. All questions during the workshop are welcome.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Everyone who is interested in selection and recruitment
        Number of participants:  15

      • Sustainability is the watchword of our generation. Students demand it. Society needs it. Jobs expect knowledge and know-how in sustainable practices. Thus, as teachers, it is our responsibility to find creative ways to deeply integrate and teach principles of sustainability, as well as model in our classroom how sustainability is performed and accomplished.

        This workshop will give a short background of what sustainability is and why it is important, before diving into practical hands-on methods how to integrate it into the curriculum and classroom experience.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Teaching staff
        Number of participants: 20

      • One time or another we all face difficult situations. Do you tend to act with a critical attitude and thereby judge yourself or the other (unconsciously) harsh? Or only yourself and not the other?

        In this workshop we will reflect the critical attitude towards ourselves and how we can give ourselves more freedom with self-compassion. Freedom to do the right thing with more emotional resilience. In contact with yourself and in connection with the other.

        You become acquainted with the concept of self-compassion as researched by the psychologe Kristin Neff. You also receive handles and exercises for use in your working life. Among other things through the ideas of Marshall Rosenberg about non-violence communication.

        Language:  Dutch
        Target group: Academic and professional services staff
        Number of participants: 15

      • As a lecturer, you would like your students to set goals, plan learning activities, monitor their learning, stay motivated and evaluate their results. In other words, you want them to be self-regulated learners. Unfortunately, not all students make the best use of self-regulated learning and not all courses are designed to maximize the application of self-regulated learning. In this workshop you will discover how to build a student-centred learning environment that encourages self-regulated learning.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Teaching staff and everyone else who is interested in the subject
        Number of participants: 15

      • In this interactive workshop we`ll discuss the why of entrepreneurial education. The workshop will be practical and actionable: how can you in your own role contribute to making the university a place for more entrepreneurial education?

        In line with the vision of our university “to create a positive impact on societal challenges,” the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship aims to develop the entrepreneurial competence of people and so strengthens their ability to create and realise sustainable solutions.

        The workshop is concluded with a tour (optional) around the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial learning environment of our university. Situated in the Rotterdam Science Tower at the heart of the Rotterdam Innovation District, the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship consists of more than 10,000 m2 and is the home base for a community consisting of 100+ innovative companies, for countless educational programmes and entrepreneurship events.

        You`ll leave this workshop with a personal innovation roadmap: make the university, education and your role more entrepreneurial.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Everyone interested in innovating the university and making education more entrepreneurial
        Number of participants: 25
        Location: 
        Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship

         

      • In this workshop you will work on developing your own course for professionals. You’ll do this using Design Thinking. Design Thinking is a method for creatively coming up with innovative solutions to problems. A customer-centred approach is a key element of this method. After completing this workshop, you will be aware of the requirements that a post-academic course for professionals has to meet. You might even go home with a ready-made concept for developing your own course.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Academic staff
        Number of participants: 16

      • The employee says, ‘Work pressure is caused by my employer giving me too much work to do’.

        The employer says, ‘Work pressure is caused by the way the employee sets priorities’.

        Both are right. But the discussion won’t progress if these are the basic assumptions.

        In this workshop you’ll learn how to look at work pressure using a model that combines these different perspectives. You’ll gain insight into what research shows are the most common causes of work pressure. Next, using TNO’s Work Pressure Guide (Werkdruk Wegwijzer), you’ll learn which steps in the process you can take as a manager to systematically tackle work pressure with your team and how the current services provided by HR can provide you with support to do this.

        Language:  Dutch
        Target group: Managers
        Number of participants: 26

      • Purchasing is something we do when we’re shopping, buying a luxury item, or booking a holiday. You feel a sense of satisfaction when you’ve done it right. It’s no different at EUR, even though what you are trying to accomplish is often somewhat different and sometimes complex.

        Professional purchasing (including buying from suppliers) contributes to realising EUR’s organisational objectives. Finding the balance between acting in good faith and efficiency is what the art of Purchasing at EUR is about.

        Language:  Dutch
        Target group: Academic and professional services staff
        Number of participants: 20

      • Every organisation is required by law to make the proper arrangements for its CER (Company Emergency Response). However, there is a great deal of leeway when it comes to the details of the CER. This makes sense, as every company or institution has its own risks and the available resources (such as financial resources) also vary. Unfortunately, in the world of CER, there is a lot of nonsense propagated and sold in the name of safety. Many sellers are quick to say that the product or service they are selling is ‘required by law’. In many cases, the reality is a little different.

        Language: Dutch
        Target group: Everyone who is interested in emergency response
        Number of participants: 50

      • Ethicists from the law faculty will provide dilemma training in everyday and academic issues. Learn which values and arguments matter to you, how this makes you different, and how you can explain your own ethical standpoint.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Academic staff and professional services staff
        Number of participants: 15

      • Do you want to learn how to make others excited about your project or idea? In this workshop, you will learn the basic principles of persuasive rhetoric and public speaking in order to write and present a short pitch that not only convinces, but also will not be forgotten. You will practice pitching using different exercises, and will receive feedback from your peers and trainer.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Academic staff and professional services staff
        Number of participants: 20

      • A conversation that you would have preferred to approach differently, doubts about how to get your message across, or watching someone else and thinking: I wish I had the courage to say that... Does all this sound familiar? Put an end to wishing, doubting and just thinking about it: try it out for real! During this participatory workshop you’ll experiment using different communication styles. After a brief explanation of the theory, you will literally go from the workshop to the workplace. Using various acting exercises, you’ll experience first-hand how different communication styles feel for you and you’ll see how they come across to others. You’ll do this using role-play in different situations, by observing, and even by directing some of the role-play situations. You will play various roles that will sometimes make you step outside of your comfort zone. After completing this workshop, you’ll take the knowledge and a confidence boost back to your workplace.

        Language:  Dutch
        Target group: Academic and professional services staff
        Number of participants: 12

      • Do you want to encourage active student participation in your classroom? Do you wonder what techniques you can use to engage with students from a variety of different educational and social backgrounds?

        In this training we will explore different techniques to encourage active student participation and discuss strategies to make your classroom more inclusive for all students. The goal is to share some concrete tips and have an open discussion about the issue you might be struggling with so that we can learn from each other.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Teaching staff
        Number of participants: 15

      • Are you still creating all your flyers and posters in Paint? Then it’s time to stop and sign up for this workshop. In a 90-minute session you’ll learn the basics of Photoshop so you can create professional visual communications.

        Language:  Dutch
        Target group: Academic and professional services staff
        Number of participants: 15

      • Yoga & mindfulness is more than stretching, meditating and singing mantras. It is the preparation of your body to heightened mental focus, introspection and creativity. Learn to take breaks the energizing way. Learn techniques to achieve these benefits - off the mat, at your desk. Learn why they have such a positive effect on your body and mental state. 

        Language:  English
        Target group: Everyone who sometimes feels tense at work and wants to learn how to use yoga in an office setting
        Number of participants: 15

      •  

        Employees record information while performing the daily activities. They document what they do so that the information can be found. The digitization and further automation of work processes and the growing number of systems and applications where these can be stored makes the recording of information more complex. During this workshop, participants receive tips and tools to help them find their own information better and faster. Information management is also discussed.

        Language: Dutch
        Target group: Academic and professional services staf
        Number of participants: 20

      • Finding information, identifying credible sources, avoiding plagiarism: information skills are vital to students’ academic success. The University Library offers extensive online content to guide students, but the best way to learn is by applying that knowledge. In this hands-on workshop the Library’s education experts will show you how to make information skills an integral part of your curriculum

        After completing this workshop you`ll have gained experience in using blended learning approaches to teach and practice information skills. You will know how to integrate the Library’s online resources into a Canvas course, and how these resources can fit into your curriculum. You will also have thought of ways to create course specific exercises to practice these skills. Next to teaching practical applications, this workshop sparks a creative fire that will positively affect curriculum design.

        Language:  English
        Target group: 16
        Number of participants: Teaching staff and teaching support staff

      • Sometimes we get bossed around by our minds to an extent that it deprives us of joy in either work, life or a combination of the two. Mapping your internal landscape can be a constructive way to regain a sense of joy in work and life. 'Fun yet profound', is the trainer's motto in counseling academics.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Academic staff
        Number of participants: 18

      • We all strive for a meaningful working life in which we can make a difference by using our talents. However, high-impact jobs need to be balanced out by recovery - a phenomenon that is becoming increasingly difficult in this time and age. What is rest, and how can you rest effectively, to make the most of your working day?

        Language:  Dutch
        Target group: Everyone who finds it difficult to let go of work
        Number of participants: 10

      • Educational On-line role play simulations, often lasting 2-3 weeks or longer, can be organised and facilitated across faculties as diverse as business, education and engineering. I will use some examples from ISS and previous work in the UK, to illustrate how such role play simulations work. I will also provide a few academic readings for interest, to illustrate some key strengths - and also limitations - of this kind of approach to learning. I propose that on-line role play simulations can complement - but not replace- more conventional classroom teaching.


        Those who take part will know what an educational on-line role play simulation is, what it is not, and the basics of how to organise such an exercise with a group of participants (professionals, community members or students). A second outcome will be a preliminary knowledge of some research in this area, which suggests what the pedagogic considerations might be for running an educational on-line role play simulation.

        Language: English
        Target group: Academic staff
        Number of participants: 40

      • Through a simulation game participants will become familiar with the principles of Lean Management. During the workshop we will cover: thinking from the client's perspective, the 8 types of waste that can arise in processes, and how to experiment with quick improvements to your processes. We also aim to help you with the translation of these principles into your daily practice at the workplace. Hopefully this workshop will inspire you to implement Lean management in your organizational unit.

        Language: English
        Target group: Colleagues who are new to Lean Management
        Number of participants: 12

      • Google Analytics provides you loads of information about your website visitors, traffic sources and how your web pages are being used. But how do you use this data to improve your pages and the impact they have?

        Language: English
        Target group: Colleagues within EUR working on their web pages
        Number of participants: 30

      • You are looking for "your thing", something that gives you pleasure and satisfaction and you feel that you have already tried different things. Your work is nice and you have been doing it for a long time, but you do not know whether this is really satisfying. You sport because it is good for you. In your free time you do useless things, such as watching TV, Netflixing. Sometimes you try something creative and you get bored quickly.

        Are you at that age that you want to know what you will do with your rest of your life? What do you want to focus your attention on in the coming years? How do you find out what you really want? Find the magic in your life. Who doesn't want this? In this workshop you will look for answers to these questions based on the 3 logical levels (thinking, learning and changing) from the NLP methodology. In this way you gain more insight into your norms and values ​​and you come closer to your mission at this moment in your life.

        Language:  Dutch
        Target group: Academic and professional services staff
        Number of participants: 18

      • After signing the DORA declaration by funders like KNAW, NWO and ZonMw, Journal Impact Factors and the h-index are removed from call texts and applications forms. In this workshop we will show you sources and tools you can use to enrich your publication list. Introduced are ORCID (to create an interoperable publication list), Altmetric Explorer (to find the online attention for your publications), Scopus and SciVal (to find citation metrics). After participating in this workshop you know how and where to find metrics about your publications to showcase the impact of your research.

        Language:  English
        Target group: researchers, grant officers, research policymakers, research support
        Number of participants: 15

      • Mindfulness offers a way for us to focus on being in the moment. This specific focus makes it possible to become aware of the thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations we experience from moment to moment. This allows us to more effectively and especially more quickly detect how we’re feeling, and, for example, whether we are experiencing stress. Mindfulness also gives us an opportunity to stop acting on autopilot and make conscious decisions at any time. So instead of an automatic response (or thinking or fretting) out of habit, we can create scope for acting with an awareness of what is most appropriate given the possibly difficult situation at hand.

        This workshop will give you tools to bring more conscious awareness into your working day. You will gain more insight into what’s going on in your head and how that impacts on how you feel or behave. You will be introduced to various exercises from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), giving you the opportunity to experience mindfulness and see if it’s something that appeals to you.

        Language:  Dutch
        Target group: Everyone who is interested in mindfulness
        Number of participants: 12

      • Learn to communicate with compassion without forgetting your own interests.

        Get introduced to the ideas of Marshall Rosenberg* and explore the tools of Collaborative Communication. Discover the key of moving from (seemingly) opposite interests to solutions where all parties involved could be satisfied.

        You will learn the basic principles of Compassionate Communication. It offers a manner of communication that emphasizes communicating what affects us essentially. You will learn how Collaborative Communication gives you a possibility to connect with your own and the other’s deeper values and needs at the same time. It will stimulate you to apply Collaborate Communication in conversations with your colleagues, friends and family.

        *Marshall Rosenberg was an American psychologist and the author of  Compassionate Communication theory.

        Language: English
        Target group: For everyone who is interested in Compassionate Communication and wiants to learn to communicate based on connection and clarity. For both academic and professional services staff.
        Number of participants: 20

      • This is an interactive workshop of a ‘do it yourself’ nature. The first thing that will be covered is what does collaboration mean and what skills do workshop participants feel are necessary to be able to effectively collaborate with others. Next, the participants will be divided up into teams and they will play ‘the collaboration game’. During the game, the teams will be challenged to quickly and accurately manufacture a ‘product’. They can win points by completing the challenge. The workshop will conclude with a moment for reflection on the collaboration.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Academic and professional services staff
        Number of participants: 22

      • Participants in this workshop will receive instruction by means of virtual reality to learn how to perform resuscitation.

        Language:  Dutch
        Target group: Emergency Response Team members, evacuation staff, employees who can provide first aid, and everyone else who is interested
        Number of participants: 8

      • Do you want to speak without preparation, yet appear as confident as you have practiced the whole day? In this small interactive workshop, we will combine exercises from improv theatre and principles of confident verbal and non-verbal public speaking. Each participants will have a chance to deliver a short improvisational speech and receive detaild feedback from the trainer and the participants.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Anyone that wants to improve their public speaking confidence
        Number of participants: 12

      • This workshop will teach you how to work more efficiently.

        Language:  Dutch
        Target group: Professional services staff
        Number of participants: 10

      • Another day of hard work? But what did I actually do? Do I have the feeling that I have contributed to something? Dit it give me energy? Or dit it only take energy? 

        During this workshop we`ll dwell on what is important for you in your work(ing) life.

        After participating in this workshop you`ll know all aout the career and development possibilities that are offered at the EUR. 

        Language: Dutch
        Target group: Academic and professional services staff
        Participants: 25

      • Do you want to promote an event? Would you like to raise awareness about a scheme? Using examples, you’ll gain insight into which channels you can use for your stories.

        Language:  Dutch
        Target group: Academic and professional services staff
        Number of participants: 20

      • First aid for organising an event such as a public lecture, symposium or cultural activity. This workshop is an introduction to event management, covering everything from the target group to a roadmap for staging your event. Completing this course is the first step to staging a successful event for the right target group.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Academic and professional services staff
        Number of participants: 20

      • This workshop will give you a general overview of the available funding programs, teach an approach to ensure that your research interest matches the aims of funding programs, and provides lessons learned on how to write winning proposals.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Early stage researchers
        Number of participants: 18

      • Through a simulation game participants will become familiar with the principles of Lean Management. During the workshop we will cover: thinking from the client's perspective, the 8 types of waste that can arise in processes, and how to experiment with quick improvements to your processes. We also aim to help you with the translation of these principles into your daily practice at the workplace. Hopefully this workshop will inspire you to implement Lean management in your organizational unit.

        Language: Dutch
        Target group: Colleagues who are new to Lean Management
        Number of participants: 12

      • A key foundation for effective teamwork is being able to get “on the same page” – that is, to develop a shared

        understanding of the team’s task, the team’s context, and the expected interaction among the team members.

        In this workshop, we will conduct a group communication exercise that helps to elucidate some of the challenges to building shared understanding as well as provide insights on how to improve communication to facilitate shared understanding.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Everyone who is interested in communication and teamwork
        Number of participants: 15

      • As an engaged employee you’re part of the daily work activities of education and research. But from one day to the next, you could be affected by a totally unexpected management decision and end up outside of the workforce. Your official status then becomes ‘inactive persons’.

         This workshop raises awareness of these types of management decisions that might have an impact on you or your immediate colleagues. If you are the one affected, this workshop teaches you how to prepare for the impact such a decision has for your sense of self-worth and the loss of a role in which others counted on you; if your colleague is the one affected, this workshop can teach you that you can still help one another and that you don’t need to withdraw or distance yourself because the situation is uncomfortable for both of you.

        You learn to assume an anticipatory attitude with regard to your expectations - whether these were created consciously or not - concerning your academic career. You will be able to better discern how management interests and professional educational ambitions can fully co-exist, and you’ll gain awareness about the role you want to play in the society that you are also part of.

        Language:  Dutch
        Target group: Academic staff with a permanent position who work @EUR for more than 10 years
        Number of participants: 20

      • While preparing and conducting research, Dr. Samira van Bohemen (ESSB) has been confronted with several ethics issues. She found her way in addressing these and will share her experiences and solutions with you.

        Together with the Schools, Erasmus Research Services is setting up an infrastructure which provides easy access to advice on ethics, privacy and research data management. Participants can practice with the new set-up during this workshop.

        Language: English
        Target group: Researchers and research support staff
        Number of participants: 25

      • 'If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play' - John Cleese.

        In this workshop you will (re)connect with your own creativity by exploring different art mediums.

        If you firmly believe that you are not a creative person, participating in this workshop will be a positively surprising experience! Creativity can help you relax , become more inspired and connect.

        Language: English
        Target group: Academic staff and professional services staff
        Number of participants: 10

      • Mistakes are our best allies. But the focus is on stories of success. People strive for Perfectionism. But without mistakes, there is no learning. Without daring to fail, there is no room for development, growth and innovation. Perfectionism simply does not exist

        In this workshop, I want to bring people together to share their experiences of (work-related) failure, what they learned from it, and how to deal with failure when it inevitably happens. You`ll get the opportunity to share your own story and learn from your colleague’s mistakes and experiences.

         The workshop provides a safe space and time for self-reflection and communal learning, to innovate collaboratively, and enhance and improve education with new ideas. At the same time, the mindset for being open to mistakes and failures is spread. A culture of trust, creativity and safety to fail must be supported by the leaders of an organization.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Both academic and professional service staff, who would like to contribute an innovative atmosphere, but until now was too afraid, insecure or hesitant to put it into practice.
        Number of participants: 15

      • Are you still creating all your flyers and posters in Paint? Then it’s time to stop and sign up for this workshop. In a 90-minute session you’ll learn the basics of Photoshop so you can create professional visual communications.

        Language:  Dutch
        Target group: Academic and professional services staff
        Number of participants: 15

      • A group of great individuals working together does not automatically translate into a great team. How a team works together is more vital for producing great results than the individuals within the team themselves.

        In this workshop, we aim to give share some tools for helping teams to work together effectively and align themselves with shared goals. For effective team building, effective communication is crucial. The goal is to help unravel the current communication challenges among members of a team and help you communicate more effectively within your team.

        Language:  English
        Target group: Scientific staff and professional services staff, both managers and employees
        Number of participants: 15

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