Seminar/Workshop Series for Researcher Professional Development Vol. 4 (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 Develop Your Global Networking Skillset—

Date & Time

Monday, February 22, 2021 at 17:30–19:00


This workshop will provide you with an in-depth look at your networking skills so that by the end of the session you are clear on your own current networking skills including where there is room for improvement and have started to develop an action plan to make those improvements.

The process of exploring your networking skills will also assist you in understanding how to recognise, assess and develop your other skills across the range identified in the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF).


Dr. Jen Allanson (A professional coach and researcher developer of SKILLFLUENCE, in UK)

Dr. Jen Allanson is a professional coach and researcher developer. Since 2005 she has been designing, developing and delivering professional skills training to researchers from around the world, including training to researchers in universities in Japan.

She went into higher education as a mature student via an access course in Engineering, completing a BSc and PhD in Computer Science and in 1999 became the first full-time female lecturer in Computer Science at Lancaster University. She subsequently moved to a senior lectureship in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), then held an honorary lectureship in the School of Psychology at LJMU, before becoming a trainer.


Zoom Meeting
※Participation is free of charge.

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: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 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, February 17.

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 workshop.

■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

Comprehensive Support Project Office for the Strategic Professional Development Program for Young Researchers
Office of Developing Human Resources for R&D Programs
Japan Science and Technology Agency