Seminar/Workshop Series for Researcher Professional Development Vol. 2 (Online Workshop)

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We are pleased to inform you that the Seminar/Workshop Series for Researcher Professional Development will be held regularly under "the Comprehensive Support Project for the Strategic Professional Development Program for Young Researchers." Participation is free of charge, so please feel free to invite others and join in.


Professional Development Planning for Researchers—How to Design Your Research Career in 5 Years Beyondー

Date & Time

Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 19:30–21:00




This webinar will introduce you to tools to manage your own professional development by practising a skills prioritisation and gaining practice in how to set objectives, reflect on progress, and provide evidence about professional competencies. The Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) will be used to identify prioritise and benchmark key competencies.


Tori Helmer
Tori is Vitae’s Learning and Development Manager, responsible for the delivery of Vitae’s researcher development training programmes. She has over ten years of local, national and international experience in programme and project management, customer service, stakeholder relations and leadership in the education sector. Prior to this, Tori worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office where she managed complex training and delivery projects and delivered professional training to colleagues. Her portfolio of experience extends globally and includes projects with the Italian Ministry of Higher Education (MIUR), and universities such as the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge in the UK and California State and SUNY in the USA.
※Another staff of Vitae will also support the workshop to help the participants.


  • What professional development is, and why it matters
  • How you can use the Vitae RDF in your career planning
  • How to use a professional development planning cycle, including:
    - Action planning
    - Reviewing progress
    - Recording evidence

Target Participants

  • 20 researchers at early career within around 10 years after getting Ph.D. degree of any discipline.
  • Communication skill in English is required.

※When we are oversubscribed, there will be a draw.

Application for Participation

Please apply using the form below. Once your application is complete, you will receive an automatic e-mail reply from us.
Application deadline: Monday, November 2, 2020 at noon

Application Form

※Whether you will be able to join the workshop or not will be informed to you via e-mail on Wednesday, November 4.

How to Participate

1. Using Zoom

Please join in using Zoom in one of the following ways.
The necessary information including URL, meeting ID, and passcode will be sent to you via e-mail at a later date.

■Using the app
Please install the Zoom app from this page in advance.

■Using a browser
If you are unable to use the Zoom app, you can also participate using your web browser. If you are using a browser, please visit this page to create a Zoom account.

2. Notes

■Please upgrade or reinstall the latest version of the app even if you have already installed the Zoom app. If you have an older version of the app, you may not be able to access the seminar.

■Please check this page for the recommended system requirements.

■We recommend checking the settings of your device and network in advance (Zoom test meeting).

■Please make sure you have a stable connection on the day of the workshop. If you are unable to participate in the workshop due to your connection, device, or network settings, JST will not be able to assist you. Also, JST will not be responsible for any inconvenience caused to you regarding the use of Zoom.

Contact for Inquiries

Office of Developing Human Resources for R&D Programs
Japan Science and Technology Agency