Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Professional Development

All members of the research community have access to a range of research professional development (PD) programs.  These are designed to provide support, knowledge, skills, tools and pathways to help on the research journey. Most are offered on-line, allowing the flexibility to attend from anywhere in the world, and once a workshop is attended, recordings and materials are provided as a reference.  We also offer programs which have been designed for specific groups, for example higher degree by research candidates, mid career researchers and research supervisors.

Whatever your requirements, discuss them with your supervisory team and map out a research professional development program that will meet your needs and progressively build your knowledge and skills in areas of importance to you and your research career.

Typically, the first workshop for most HDR candidates is the on-line induction workshop, attendance at which is usually a requirement of probation. This workshop helps provide a clear understanding of how to get started in your candidature, the various CSU entities that can support you during your HDR candidature, networking with other HDR candidates and other CSU staff, and to ask any questions you may have.  To make a suggestion for a future workshop topic, please contact us at researchpd@csu.edu.au.

Faculty Workshops/Forums

Individual Faculties also conduct workshops/forums.  These provide an opportunity to discuss and present your work in a supportive environment with other HDR candidates and academics as well as give you important feedback to facilitiate the production of a high quality thesis.

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Date Mode Session Details & Registration Target Group
22nd Aug 2017 Online My Research Career, Module 5 – Funding, Grant writing All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
23rd Aug 2017 Online Using Citation Databases (including Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar) All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
24th Aug 2017 Online Supervisor Training - Module 4 – Monitoring student progress and guiding them through professional development HDR Supervisors
29th Aug 2017 Online My Research Career, Module 6 – Working with collaborators All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
4th Sep 2017 Online Structuring Your Literature Review: Part 1 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
5th Sep 2017 Online Nvivo, Session One All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
5th Sep 2017 Online Structuring your Literature Review: Part 2 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
5th Sep 2017 Online Overcoming Procrastination HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
6th Sep 2017 Online Supervisor Training - Module 5 – Guiding students through thesis development and the examination process CSU academic staff who wish to register as a HDR Supervisor at CSU or learn about supervising HDR candidates at CSU
6th Sep 2017 Online Structuring your Literature Review: Part 3 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
7th Sep 2017 Online Nvivo, SessionTwo All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
11th Sep 2017 Online Integration of Endnote & NVivo All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
11th Sep 2017 Online Reading the Literature Critically HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
12th Sep 2017 Online Establishing and Managing Research Projects with multiple partners, particularly Government Agencies Mid Career Researchers and more advanced early career researchers
12th Sep 2017 Online Writing the Research Proposal HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
13th Sep 2017 Online EndNote for Mac All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
14th Sep 2017 Online Finding & Using Theses & Dissertations All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates
14th Sep 2017 Online Managing Research Funds and Budgets at CSU All CSU researchers
14th Sep 2017 Online Getting the Feedback You Need HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
18th Sep 2017 Online Critical Writing: Part 1 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
19th Sep 2017 Online Finding Research Funding Opportunities including Research Professional All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates
19th Sep 2017 Online Critical Writing: Part 2 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
20th Sep 2017 Online Introduction to accessing ABS data and other important datasets All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates
20th Sep 2017 Online Critical Writing: Part 3 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
21st Sep 2017 Online EndNote for Windows All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
25th Sep 2017 Online Writing More Clearly: Part 1 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
26th Sep 2017 Online Writing More Clearly: Part 2 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
26th Sep 2017 Online Presenting your research at a conference: The Basics HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
27th Sep 2017 Online Writing More Clearly: Part 3 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
3rd Oct 2017 Online Grammar Clinic for Researchers HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
4th Oct 2017 Online Working with the Media in Research All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates
5th Oct 2017 Online NVivo, Advanced All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
5th Oct 2017 Online Audit Your Time HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
9th Oct 2017 Online Endnote Online + iPad All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
9th Oct 2017 Online Developing your ‘Voice’ as a Research Writer - Part 1 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
10th Oct 2017 Online Developing your ‘Voice’ as a Research Writer - Part 2 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
11th Oct 2017 Online Establishing and managing large international research projects in developing countries Mid Career Researchers and more advanced early career researchers
12th Oct 2017 Online HDR Candidate Welcome & Induction HDR Candidates & their Supervisors
16th Oct 2017 Online Introduction to Planning Surveys and Designing Questionnaires: Part 1 All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
17th Oct 2017 Online Using Library Databases All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
17th Oct 2017 Online Introduction to Planning Surveys and Designing Questionnaires: Part 2 All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
18th Oct 2017 Online Introduction to Planning Surveys and Designing Questionnaires: Part 3 All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
19th Oct 2017 Online Introduction to Research Application and Administration All CSU researchers
24th Oct 2017 Online NVivo, Session One All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
25th Oct 2017 Online How to Develop a Research Proposal HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
26th Oct 2017 Online NVivo, Session Two All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
31st Oct 2017 Online Ethics in Research involving Humans, Planning for Ethics Approvals & Working with the Ethics Committee All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
14th Nov 2017 Online Introduction to GIS & Spatial Analysis All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates
15th Nov 2017 Online Structuring & Crafting Your Thesis HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
28th Nov 2017 Online HDR Candidate Welcome & Induction HDR Candidates & their Supervisors
30th Nov 2017 Online Supervisor Series - Module 1 – Induction CSU academic staff who wish to register as a HDR Supervisor at CSU or learn about supervising HDR candidates at CSU