Task 4 A 2- Training

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Subtasks

Subtask 1 - Linking to proposal writing information or organisers of proposal writing training

Related skills and competences

Description of the Task

  • How to write H2020 proposals
  • Organising exploratory meetings/info sessions/workshops to give tips on expert's points of view for different audiences: general, ERC, MSCA
  • Linking to proposal writing information or organisers of proposal writing training

Skills

Key Skills required to be able to effectively complete the task

  • Accuracy - attention to detail
  • Administrative - chairing meetings, note-taking
  • Administrative - scheduling appointments, minuting meetings
  • Analytical - areas for improvement
  • Analytical - areas for improvement, assuring quality
  • Analytical - collect and interpret complex information
  • Analytical - devising standard templates
  • Analytical - funders' guidelines
  • Analytical - identifying processes, good practice, modelling
  • Analytical - identifying training need, target audience etc.
  • Analytical - identifying ways of improving performance
  • Analytical - interpret complex information
  • Analytical - interpreting guidelines
  • Analytical - standardising systems and processes
  • Analytical - to understand funding policy
  • Analytical - understanding and applying UK/EU policy and employment law, and specific grant conditions
  • Analytical - understanding the requirements of audit and evidence required, interpreting findings
  • Analytical - understanding/ applying funder's guidance
  • Analytical -understanding the impact of the contract on the institution
  • Assertiveness - dealing with difficult people
  • Communication - briefing colleagues
  • Communication - conveying information clearly, presentation
  • Communication - drafting maps, communicating project outcomes
  • Communication - drafting process documents
  • Communication - effective presentations
  • Communication - explaining mapping processes to colleagues
  • Communication - external and internal report writing
  • Communication - keeping clear records, briefing colleagues
  • Communication - preparing / commenting on proposal drafts
  • Communication - preparing and delivering written/verbal briefings
  • Communication - preparing case studies and news articles, briefing colleagues
  • Communication - preparing written/verbal briefings, conveying information clearly
  • Communication - producing reference material
  • Communication - producing reports
  • Communication - producing templates/FAQs and ensuring that staff understand them
  • Communication - report writing, conveying information clearly, presentation
  • Communication - verbal and written
  • Communication - written and spoken
  • Communication - written and verbal briefing on Funding Council guidance
  • Communication - written reports and verbal briefings
  • Communication -document and describe systems, roles & responsibilities , problems and changing requirements to institutional staff and external parties
  • Communication -use of language in different contexts, reporting and presentation skills etc.
  • Communication with funders, researchers and partners
  • Creativity - developing new initiatives
  • Creativity - finding solutions
  • Influencing - ensuring that colleagues meet deadlines
  • Influencing - persuasive writing and presentation
  • Influencing - to ensure finance requirements are met
  • Influencing- encouraging colleagues to meet deadlines and use systems/processes
  • Information management - keeping 'up to date'
  • Information Management - maintaining records
  • Information Management - sorting and disseminating
  • Information Management - storing data
  • Information search - keeping 'up to date'
  • Interpersonal - building relationships
  • Interpersonal - building relationships, building culture
  • Interpersonal - building relationships, listening to colleagues
  • Interpersonal - gathering and collating information, advising researchers
  • Interpersonal - identifying relevant information, providing constructive feedback
  • Interpersonal - liaising with academic and administrative staff
  • Interpersonal - liaising with staff re. requirements
  • Interpersonal - liaising with staff to meet deadlines, building relationships
  • Interpersonal - liaison with key staff
  • Interpersonal - liaison with key staff, briefing colleagues, point of contact
  • Interpersonal - listening and explaining
  • Interpersonal - listening and explaining, relationship building
  • Interpersonal - listening and questioning
  • Interpersonal - listening to needs, building relationships
  • Interpersonal - listening to suggestions and feedback
  • Interpersonal - listening to views of colleagues
  • Interpersonal - listening/asking questions
  • Interpersonal - managing relationships with colleagues
  • Interpersonal - providing constructive feedback, ensuring colleagues understand requirements of management information
  • Interpersonal - relationship building
  • Interpersonal - seeking and verifying information, managing relationships.
  • Interpersonal - understanding/responding to other viewpoint
  • Interpersonal - working with colleagues
  • Interpersonal listening, building relationships, giving constructive feedback
  • Interpersonal- building relationships
  • IT - Powerpoint, Outlook, Excel
  • IT - producing graphs, spread sheets, recording outputs, Open Access
  • Negotiation - resourcing, pricing
  • Networking - building relationships
  • Networking - building relationships/liaising with
  • Networking - internal and external
  • Networking- sharing ideas and good practice
  • Problem Solving
  • Problem Solving - ability to identify problems and recommend solutions
  • Problem Solving - dealing with inconsistencies
  • Problem Solving - identifying and addressing issues
  • Self Management -time management planning skills
  • Team Building - building commitment and shared vision
  • Training and Development
  • Training and Development - course design
  • Training and development - facilitation, coaching and mentoring, course design
  • Training and Development - including coaching and mentoring
  • Training and Development - including event management
  • Training and development - methods and approaches
  • Training and development - producing training materials

Related content from BESTPRAC

Listed below are best practices (presentations, FAQs, etc.) shared during the BESTPRAC meetings, as well as external resources relevant for this task.
A given resource can be relevant for more than one task. For a list containing all documents (without task links) see here.

Financial Matters

Legal Aspects

Synergies

Project Management

Proposal writing

Miscellaneous