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Coaching Bootcamp


Coaching skills are seen as a big asset by employers because they help better position organizations to grow and nurture talent. These skills are crucial for a successful career in any environment.  The Coaching Bootcamp provides participants with the skills to coach students and researchers particularly in academic writing and presenting.

Specific learning outcomes are:

  • Being able to give effective feedback on writing and presenting tasks
  • Communicating effectively and respectfully
  • Awareness of intercultural differences 
  • To gain further knowledge about the academic publishing process, academic writing and editing
  • To further develop the participants own general presentation skills
  • Specific knowledge about introducing yourself, a research pitch, and presenting at a conference


  • Giving feedback
  • Communication skills
  • Intercultural communication
  • Collaborating effectively
  • Academic writing skills
  • Knowledge about the publishing process
  • Editing skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Poster presentations
  • Introducing yourself
  • Research pitch
  • Course code


  • Programme is for

    Second-year or more advanced PhD-candidates from UT.

  • ECTS

    The total time investment amounts to 5 ECTS.

  • Date

    5, 6, 7 September. 3 days from 9.30-17.00
    Plus one bootcamp:
    Academic Publishing bootcamp on 1, 2, 3 October
    or Academic Presentation bootcamp on 24 October and 12, 13, 14 November
    or Academic Publishing bootcamp on: 28, 29, 30 November  

  • Time

    Participants are required to attend all three days of the Coaching Bootcamp and coach an entire three-day bootcamp for first-year PhD-candidates. The Coaching Bootcamp takes place during three consecutive whole days. Prior to serving as a coach during the first-year PhD-candidate bootcamps, a half-day refresher meeting will be scheduled. This will amount to a total of 6,5 days of on-site activities. In addition to these activities, self-study, preparation and reflection time will be required.

  • Location


  • Course fee

    This training will be paid from central funds. However, you do need permission from your head of department.

  • Maximum participants

    Maximum of 30 participants.

  • Trainers

    TCP qualified teachers 

  • Course materials

    Will be provided before and during the training.

  • Requirements

    English language proficiency at level CEF B2 or higher (Common European Framework) is required.

Marjolein Rietman for organizational matters

Aline Valster ( for queries about content

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