NECTAR Events and Initiatives

NECTAR provides a professional development program aiming to enable ECAs to be successful. This includes:

  • skill-building workshops
  • networking opportunities aimed at fostering peer-to-peer support and collaborations across and beyond campus
  • opportunities for direct collegial discussions with the University Executive to inform strategic directions of ANU.

In addition, NECTAR runs a career development Mentoring Program for EMCAs.

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NECTAR Events Calendar 2021

We are currently working on our program for 2021 and will update this list as events get confirmed. Note, family members are welcome at all NECTAR events.

Please click here to see a list of 2020 events. We love feedback on our events and you can do that at any time here.

TUE

10

August
12.30-1.30pm
Crash course in rapid networking, over BYO lunch
To be successful in our careers we need connections across and beyond our research fields. Dr Merryn McKinnon from The Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS), will lead activities to fast-track our research network and network-building skills.
Meet other ECAs and find out where your interests intersect. This will be face to face event while ANU is at the Blue-alert level, but if we have to go online we will meet on a WonderMe networking platform. Light snacks will be provided. BYO lunch.
Register here.
THU

19

August
11.30-13.30pm
NECTAR Annual General Meeting
Have you ever attended a workshop or social event with NECTAR? Have you benefitted from NECTAR and its initiatives? Are you curious what NECTAR has been up to in the last 12 months? Show your support by coming to NECTAR's AGM. Agenda here. RSVP for the zoom link: here.
THU

26

AUG
10am-12pm
Foundations of HDR Supervision Workshop – jointly presented with the HDR Supervision Development Team
Foundations of HDR Supervision Workshops are open to supervisors of ANU HDR students. These workshops are directed at those new to supervision, but all HDR supervisors are welcome. Participation in a Foundations of HDR Supervision Workshop is a required component of initial ANU HDR Supervisor registration for those new to supervision.

This workshop will be delivered via Zoom by the HDR Supervision Development Team. Register here.
THU

2

SEP
10.30am-12pm
HDR Supervision Troubleshooting Forum – NECTAR special edition
Are you new to HDR supervision or keen to improve your supervision skills? Join this interactive and frank Q&A with early-career supervisors who will share their insights and tips, and answer your questions about HDR supervision challenges. This event is a collaboration between NECTAR and the HDR Supervision Development Team.

This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. Register here.

PAST EVENTS

TUE

13

July
10am-11am
Writing Pomodoro - quiet, uninterrupted writing time
You are invited to write with us. This informal community of practice will set quiet writing time into your schedule. It will give you the opportunity to connect to others who are also writing and practice using structured writing and editing processes. Okay let's write!

Registrations for this event have closed.
THU

24

JUN
12.30pm-2.30pm
Creating engaging content – Write a publication in a month, part 2
Revise your own manuscript draft and get feedback. You will need to bring a draft along. Second in a two-part workshop series with academic writing coach Malini Devadas. You don't have to come to both parts. This workshop will be delivered via Zoom for a limited number of participants

Registrations for this event have closed.
THU

10

JUN
10.30am-12pm
Writing your Education Fellowship Scheme (EFS) application
Already familiar with the EFS? This workshop is designed to help your writing process. As well as learn more about the dimensions of the Professional Standards Framework, which underpins the EFS, you will have mapped out your full application, by the end of the session.

Registrations for this event have closed.
TUE

8

JUNE
9am-10am
Writing Pomodoro - quiet, uninterrupted writing time
This will be a quiet writing time activity on zoom.


Registrations for this event have closed.
TUE

8

JUNE
11am-11.50am
Get teaching experience and engage the public sector
Are you looking for teaching and or outreach experience? Would you like to try teaching your research to a public audience?
Guest speakers:
Brian Cooke, Director Centre for Continuing Education, ANU CCE, is looking for teachers to pitch new course proposals. A great opportunity for you to try out-of-the-box teaching and build your network across sectors.
Helen Kaye, ANU Extension Coordinator, is recruiting speakers to present to promising up-and-coming students, a great opportunity to promote your courses and recruit great students playing the long game.
This event is also suitable for the spouse/partners of ANU Staff and HDR candidates.
All NECTAR events are open to all ANU Staff, HDR Candidates, PARSA members, Vising Fellows, and all spouses/partners thereof.


Registrations for this event have closed.
THU

27

MAY
10.30am-12pm
EFS information session
Start your Education Fellowship Scheme application with NECTAR to gain recognition for and develop your teaching. This session will provide you with the confidence and knowledge to get started on your own application. An EFS Coach will guide you through the application process, show you how to get started, and answer any questions you may have. Come and join us.

Registrations for this event have closed.
WED

26

MAY
10.30am-12.30pm
Getting the story right – Write a publication in a month, part 1
Get skills in how to write a good draft efficiently. This workshop will be delivered via Zoom for a limited number of participants. This is the first part of a 2-part workshop series with academic writing coach Malini Devadas.

Registrations for this event have closed.
THU

20

MAY
2-3.30pm
HDR Supervision Troubleshooting Forum – NECTAR special edition
Are you new to HDR supervision or keen to improve your supervision skills? Join this interactive and frank Q&A with early-career supervisors who will share their insights and tips, and answer your questions about HDR supervision challenges. This event is a collaboration between NECTAR and the HDR Supervision Development Team.

Registrations for this event have closed.
THU

13

MAY
10.30am-12pm
EFS workshop series - NECTAR special edition
Start your Fellowship application with NECTAR to gain recognition for and develop your teaching. We are forming a peer group to complete this together starting with these three events:
First workshop: Introduction to the EFS - Thursday 13 May, 10.30am-12pm
In this workshop you will hear from fellow ECAs on why they think becoming an EFS Fellow is a worthwhile endeavour and what drives their passion for teaching. The EFS team will be on hand for questions.

Registrations for this event have closed.
THU

6

MAY
1.30-3.30pm
Foundations of HDR Supervision Workshop – jointly presented with the HDR Supervision Development Team
Foundations of HDR Supervision Workshops are open to supervisors of ANU HDR students. These workshops are directed at those new to supervision, but all HDR supervisors are welcome. Participation in a Foundations of HDR Supervision Workshop is a required component of initial ANU HDR Supervisor registration for those new to supervision.

Registrations for this event have closed.
TUE

4

MAY
12.30-1.30pm
Resilience and managing uncertainty
What is resilience? How can we strengthen it and manage change and uncertainty? For University Mental Health Day, one of the clinical psychologists of ANU, who is a mid-career academic, Dr Jo Lane, will present on “Resilience and managing uncertainty”.

Registrations for this event have closed.
TUE

23

MAR
11.30am-12.30pm
Meet NECTAR – An open forum for ECAs
ANU staff, associates and HDR candidates are invited to come along to meet the NECTAR Co-Chairs, staff and active volunteers of NECTAR. This is an opportunity to table issues you are currently facing, share experiences, connect with other ECAs and make requests from NECTAR.

Registrations for this event have closed.
THU

11

MAR
11.30am-12.30pm
Business engagement Q&A with CBRIN
Come along to this Q&A with business engagement gurus Irene Zhen and Craig Davis from the Canberra Innovation Network and have a chat about practical ways to engage with business from your research area. See if they can convince you it can be a meaningful activity, and less scary than you think. Can this be an avenue for you? Share experiences with other ECAs from across all disciplines.

Registrations for this event have closed.

Please click here to see a list of 2020 events.