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NCRST Conducts Career Building Workshop for Scientists

13 May 2015

Above: Dr Richmond, Director of COACh

 

The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), yesterday jointly organized a Career Building workshop for Scientist in all disciplines with COACh.

 

 

The workshop, which hosted over 80 participants, mostly women from various scientific fields, was aimed at building the careers of scientist on how to master the necessary research tools and working skills to build a successful career in science, academia and elsewhere. COACh developed a series of Career Building workshops that it provides to all career levels to assist scientists in achieving their full career potential and aspirations. The workshops have been carefully developed to mentor and train participants in skills that are not traditionally taught in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education. 

 

 

“The response to this workshop has been overwhelming, the organizing committee and I was encouraged by this response. The Commission has noted with appreciation the presence of many participants, which is a sign of the importance and need for continued career building and mentorship. I would like to acknowledge and thank the US Embassy in Windhoek for facilitating the hosting of this workshop”, said Dr Diina Shuuluka, General Manager: Research, Science, Technology and Innovation Coordination & Support.

 

 

“Testimonials show the positive impact that these COACh workshops have had on participants around the globe. The workshops significantly changed their lives. Each workshop has been an eye opening experience and taught them and us how necessary these skills are for successful building of careers”, said Dr Richmond, Director of COACh.

 

COACh  is a grass-roots organization that is working to increase the number and career success of women scientists and engineers through innovative programs and strategies.   Membership is free and open to anyone who shares its passion for building capacity in STEM fields around the world. COACh’s most popular programs are its career building workshops that have been attended by over 12,000 scientists and engineers (men and women) over the past 18 years. Career building workshops are available on the topics of effective negotiation, communication techniques, successful mentoring, leadership skills, publishing in peer reviewed journals, grantsmanship, memorable scientific presentations and launching a career in science and engineering. More information on COACh is available on their website: http://coach.uoregon.eduThe National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), yesterday jointly organized a Career Building workshop for Scientist in all disciplines with COACh.