Share your knowledge
Learn from the knowledge and experience of your colleagues

Share your knowledge

During Share your knowledge EUR employees have the opportunity to attend workshops by their colleagues.

Meet your colleagues in a different setting, extend your network and learn from the knowledge and experience of your colleagues. The topics are varied and relevant for everyone with an interest in EUR.

Third edition is coming

The third edition of Share your knowledge will take place from 18-22 March 2019.

If you would like to give a workshop for your colleagues, please contact us.



  • How do you ensure that your business process is compliant with the GDPR. How can you implement the new privacy principles in a practical way so that it enhances the value and quality of your processes.

    • After the workshop, you understand the 2 principles; Privacy by Default and Privacy by Design. You are able to apply them to the way you handle personal data in your department and to create a documented business process that will ensure a thumbs up from your Privacy Officer.

    • Professional Services staff who are responsible for a business process,  define new processes or suggest changes to management.

    • TrainerJeroen Melein | RSM
      Max. group8


  • Altmetrics (alternative metrics) are an alternative for or complementary to traditional citation impact metrics. Altmetrics especially capture online attention – how has research been shared, discussed and reused online, for example on Twitter, in scholarly blogs or policy documents, in newspapers. You can use altmetrics from providers like Altmetric, Plum Analytics, Bookmetrix or ImpactStory to showcase the influence of and attention for your research, for example in your grant applications.

    • After the workshop you know what altmetrics are and how and when you can use them in a responsible manner. You will also be able to collect altmetrics for your own research outputs in Altmetric Explorer (to do this, please bring your own laptop to this workshop).

    • Researchers and support staff.
      Everyone who wants to discover online attention surrounding research, for example to use in grant applications or a cv, or to discover research outputs or potential collaboration partners.

    • TeachersGusta Drenthe, Gert Goris, Judith Gulpers | University Library
      Max. group size20


  • Internationalization in education is much more than just saying or writing that you want to do that. Constructing and running of a sustainable ‘joint international programme’ needs time and patience, perseverance, and mutual understanding and respect. Based on many years of experience in EMLE (an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme), as well on several positions in the networks of international higher education, Wicher Schreuders will give an overview of the problems in constructing and running an JIP: jointness, selection of partners, Consortium Agreement, curriculum, single accreditation, joint degree, joint diploma supplement, applying for Erasmus+/Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme. In the end, the enthusiasm among students, teachers and other staff members is clear and very valuable. This will keep you going. And make you never give up.

    • Based on this Workshop, the participants will know somewhat more about the challenges of the internationalization in education. They will have a more realistic view, because it is not an easy job, but you can do it. And it is worth it. Most likely, the participants will become enthusiastic to consider participation in joint international programmes.

    • Colleagues who consider to join or set up an international education programme. 

    • TeacherWicher Schreuders | ESL
      Max. number of particants35
      LanguageDutch or English depending on the participants


  • Have you ever seen great public speakers and wondered, “How do they do that?” In our professional and personal lives, the importance of being able to clearly and confidently deliver a spoken message is critical to success. Attendees of this sessions will be given actionable ways to improve their presentation skills, as well as some tips on presentation design.

      • Learn how to arrange your thoughts into a story that can be easily shared
      • Ideas on how to capture and keep your audience’s attention
      • How to design presentations for more effectiveness
      • Tips on how to be more comfortable speaking in front of audiences
      • Ways to engage your audience
      • How to end a presentation with impact
    • People who are just beginning or have some experience with public speaking and presentations.

    • TeacherBrandon Kirby | RSM
      Max. number of participants20


  • It will be an interactive workshop in which we will 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.

    • Your personal innovation roadmap: make the university, education and your role more entrepreneurial

    • Everyone who wants to innovate the university and make education more entrepreneurial. We aim for a diverse group of participants. No prior knowledge of the topic needed.

    • TeacherMarleen Bax | ECE
      Max. number of participants25
      LanguageEnglish unless all participants speak Dutch


  • We use an increasing amount of ‘Cloud services’ in our work and private life every day. Contacts, cooperation and advanced functionality are more accessible than ever before, but if our information is protected often remains in the fog.

    This workshop will show how to evaluate this security and offers tools for safe use of a sometimes insecure internet.  

    • Better understanding of the (in)security of Cloud services, the ‘green lock’ in your browser, hacks & countermeasures, differences between private and corporate use of cloud services, and a preview of new developments ‘in the Cloud’.

    • All staff. 

    • TeacherSebastiaan Kamp | USC
      Max. number of participants20


  • What is a data management plan and how do you write one? How does privacy-law (GDPR) apply to research project? What tools do you use for storing, sharing, and archiving your project? Open Access and Open Science? And how do the F.A.I.R. guidelines translate to good research practices? 

    These are questions addressed in the workshop manage your research data. The workshop starts by introducing the research data lifecycle (proposal -> collecting & storing -> analyzing -> publishing & archiving) and provides you with information of what may apply in each step, and if needed, where to get support. The workshop includes filling out a data management plan, either your own or a mock one, and there is room to discuss application of e.g. privacy issues to your specific project. A matrix of tools to support research data are shown and we even try one of these tools ourselves during this workshop.


    • You will have more knowledge about research data management.

    • Researcher, Research support and interested colleagues.

    • TeachersNynke de Groot and Paul Plaatsman
      Max. number of participants20
      LanguageDutch or English, depending on the language of the group


  • Job stress seems omnipresent, also in academia. This raises important questions like how does job stress manifest itself and what are the consequences for daily functioning? Also, what can academics do to deal with job stress? Is it always negative, or can stress help to produce publications for high-impact journals? Are we putting too much pressure on our PhD students? In this workshop, Prof. dr. Arnold Bakker discusses insights from the field of Work and Organizational Psychology. He will highlight what faculties and academics can do to foster work engagement and high-quality scientific work.

    • Insights in job stress and its causes. Ideas for structural and individual interventions to prevent and reduce job stress.

    • Academics from all faculties, from professors to PhD students.

    • Teacher:prof. dr. Arnold Bakker | ESSB
      Min. / max. number of participants25 / no max.
  • Many of the decisions that we make are made in groups. The reason we give for this most often is: “Two heads are better than one”. Yet, research shows that really making full use of the potential that comes from putting our heads together is everything but trivial. In this workshop, we explore the challenge of group decision making through an experiential exercise and discuss practices that help to make the most of the collective knowledge a group brings to the table.

    • Any faculty and staff. 

    • Teacherdr. Julija Mell | RSM
      Max. number of participants30
      Language English


  • How do you ensure that your research is compliant with the GDPR. How can you implement the new privacy principles in a practical way so that it enhances the value and quality of your research.

    • After the workshop, you understand the 2 principles; Privacy by Default and Privacy by Design. You are able to apply them to the way you handle personal data in your research and to create a Research Data Management Plan that will ensure a thumbs up from your Privacy Officer.

    • Faculty who work with personal data in their data sets and Professional Services staff who support researchers with their Data Management Plans and during the research.

    • Teacher:Jeroen Melein | RSM
      Max. number of participants8
  • This workshop is fully booked. We can put you on the waitinglist if you like. Contact:

    Diplomacy not only takes place at the negotiation table but also outside of it. This means diplomacy is happening constantly around us and we thus also constantly negotiate with others, at the dinner table with our partner, in a meeting, when we buy something, when entering the bus, and so on. When we bite our tongue to prevent escalation with our partner, or the sweet words we use to motivate a child to engage in “good” behaviour.

    Wouldn’t it be interesting to get a better insight into everyday diplomacy and negotiation, and at the same time gain some valuable tools to become a better everyday diplomat and negotiator.

    • Being able to understand diplomacy and negotiation on the national and international level. From this learn how this impacts everyday life and what kind of tools we can learn from it to apply in our own life.

    • All colleagues.

    • TeacherHans van den Berg | ESSB
      Max. group size24


  • Several tools are available to get access to the full-text of academic articles: of articles in journals for which the EUR has a license, and of articles published in Open Access. In this workshop we will discuss best practices of library tools and services (the linkresolver, WorldCat Discovery, Lean Library) and we test some alternative tools like Kopernio, Unpaywall, the OpenAccess-Button and Scholar-Button; maybe you know or use even more tools!

    Bring your own laptop, smartphone and/or tablet and make sure that Chrome or Firefox are available.

    • After this workshop you know multiple tools for finding the full-text and which one suits your own way of working best.

    • Researchers, teachers, everyone who reads academic articles

    • TeacherJudith Gulpers
      Max. number of participants15
      LanguageEnglish or Dutch, depending on the language of the participants


Looking back on the second edition

From 18 until 22 June 2018 a great number of colleagues led a workshop during the Share your knowledge career week. Underneath you’ll find an overview of the workshops that were held.  

Participants of the workshops rewarded the concept of Share Your Knowledge and the workshops both with 8.3!

Some examples of the topics:

  • Stress, stress management & physical excercise
  • Present yourself
  • Activating teaching methods in education
  • Contract basics
  • Erasmus Initiatives
  • How to publish in Open Access and why it is important for your career
  • Being 'on brand'. Make it happen.

Many presentations are available on myeur (you need to log in). 


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If you have suggestions for topics or speakers, please let us know.