For CREED, knowledge and skills developed through experience gain an extra dimension when they are shared. This is the reason why we offer training courses on topics following the different stages of a research project: from its conception to its valorization. We mobilize experts with profiles selected according to the topic.
The format of our trainings is variable. They can be organized entirely remotely. Their content is worked with you to adapt to your objectives. Nevertheless, all our training courses are designed following the principles of andragogy (adult learning). Based on the experience of the learners, by privileging the exchange rather than just the transmission of knowledge, by using participative and playful animation techniques and by presenting opportunities via external speakers, our trainings are dynamic and inspiring, therefore initiating transformations in professional habits.
In addition, we develop the concept of action training, which combines one or more capacity building workshops and mentoring services, designed to encourage and facilitate the application of lessons through targeted support.
All our trainings are available in English, French and some in Portuguese.
The first step, for any project, is its formalization. It is about transforming ideas into a consistent and understandable document that presents all the constituent elements of the proposal. In addition, responding to a call for tenders usually means adapting a project to imposed criteria. This is not always simple and sometimes requires strong contortions. In this training course, we approach the different stages of project design: identifying opportunities; reading a call for tenders; writing the different parts; technical tools (logical framework, theory of change); drawing up a budget.
At the end of the training, you will have better tools for:
– Focus project analysis, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation on the achievement of objectives;
– Carry out a logical, in-depth and structured analysis with all stakeholders to ensure the relevance, feasibility and sustainability of the project;
– Structure communication between stakeholders through continuous questioning and consistent documentation;
– Frame the different elements constituting the project (e.g. problems, objectives, actors, implementation of activities, means and resources allocated). These tools have the flexibility required for any evolving project;
– To associate each stakeholder in a participative system requiring the responsibility of each one.
The implementation of a research project requires much more than sole scientific skills. The complexity of the research activity imposes various skills that this training proposes to develop. Managing financial and human resources according to the administrative procedures of higher education institutions and according to the rules of funding agencies, while ensuring the room necessary for scientific activity, is sometimes a matter of squaring the circle.
This training is intended for laboratory directors, researchers undergoing retraining, administrative managers and heads of departments. It will provide you with additional skills that will enable you to deal with all aspects of a project that are not purely scientific: human resources, financial and accounting management, communication, intellectual property and ethics in research, but also the definition of strategic plans, evaluation (HCERES), collective animation techniques (SWOT, focus groups). You will come out of it with a multitude of practical tools designed to improve the support of researchers, and thus their performance, while facilitating your daily life.
The knowledge produced by research is only meaningful if it is shared. During this training, the focus is on how to transform research results into transferable knowledge within the scientific community. We work on specific methods and tools to improve the quality of articles, including writing skills. Through the critical analysis of articles, the structuring of a scientific article is studied. The different sections are then worked on: introduction, formulation of the research question and hypotheses; material and methodology; presentation of results; discussion; statistical tables and diagrams; bibliography; conclusion and summary. Ethical issues and intellectual property (plagiarism) are also addressed. In addition, practical advice is given on how to identify the most relevant journals and how best to respond to reviewers.
This training is tailor-made according to the theme and the scientific disciplines concerned. The trainers are high-level researchers from the scientific community, accompanied by specialized facilitators.
In the prism of development and societal change, the production of knowledge only makes sense if it is accessible to the greatest number of people. Communication is therefore of paramount importance. This training, based on the principles of sustainability science and the concept of connected science, focuses on the existing skills and tools that enable scientists and their institutions to make themselves understood and to be visible.
Facing the ever-increasing volume of information and the almost infinite possibilities of disseminating any kind of truth, however “alternative”, it is essential to develop communication skills among scientists and within their institutions. The aim here is to address a public that goes beyond the scientific community. Contemporary communication tools and practices are presented, differentiating tools and methods according to the audience (students, peers, decision-makers…), with an emphasis on practice. This training, particularly focused on the interactions between participants, will allow you to reinforce the impact of your work.
The Sustainable Development Goals and the crises we are going through have only reinforced the major role of research in informing decision-makers. Moving from academic knowledge to relevant proposals to help decision-makers requires a better understanding of the science-policy interface. Whether this valorization is outsourced to actors such as think tanks or internalized by the institution, it must be thought out and prepared. This 2 or 3-day training course will provide theoretical elements on the role, place and limits of research in the construction, implementation and evaluation of public policies and will develop, in a practical co-construction workshop with the participants, tools for reflection on strategies for the valorization of research results based on their work.
The policy brief is a communication tool for decision-makers that has proven its effectiveness and remains relevant in a world where social media plays an increasingly important role. If the policy brief is part of a global communication policy, it remains emblematic and must comply with certain rules to be effective.
This training, which combines theoretical elements and practical group workshops, will allow you, in 1 day, to acquire the tools to achieve this.
How to convince of the relevance of your project and make a lasting impression on the mind of your interlocutor in less than 3 minutes? How to present your project in a few minutes and convince your interviewer to see you again in good listening conditions?
The pitch technique allows you to concentrate your speech on the essential, make judicious choices from the mass of information at your disposal and structure your argument. This pitch training course, which combines theoretical and practical elements with situational exercises, will enable you, in 1 or 2 days, to acquire the tools to achieve this.
Whether within your team, your organization, with your partners or in the private sector, interpersonal communication is an important factor in personal well-being and group effectiveness. This training, which includes non-violent communication, will help you understand and improve your relationship with yourself and others. It will enable you to understand all facets of your relationship, to avoid tensions and conflicts and to work with others in a harmonious, efficient and constructive manner. This 2 or 3-day training course integrates theoretical contributions, sharing of lived and revisited situations with the method of authentic communication, moments of reflection, constructive and benevolent feedback as well as exercises and exchanges between participants.
Our trainings are held in a good mood and combine the intervention of different experts in classroom courses and dynamic reactivation activities. Group outings are also offered for an enriching collective experience.