It is the confrontation with provocative new ideas, people and situations that stimulates people to think and reconsider their own judgments, convictions, values and reactions. During the Radboud Da Vinci Challenge, participants take part in exciting dialogues about fundamental issues with first-class lecturers from various disciplines. Imagine, for instance, visiting world-renowned institutes such as CERN or WHO.
The programme also includes impressive joint and individual experiences, such as a ‘hut to hut’ hiking tour in Iceland. Music, theatre and practical rhetoric are other parts of the programme, which is made up of five multi-day modules with varying themes. The participants themselves decide on the theme for the sixth and final module.
Every talent is guided by a Talent Manager with whom they discuss their experiences in the programme and their learning points in personal development. In this way, talents are challenged to further shape their personal growth.
In addition, every talent has a mentor, a senior scientist from another discipline, from whose experiences the talent can benefit.
And last but not least, the talents learn from each other! The participants find that this mutual exchange between talents in the same career phase is one of the most valuable aspects of this programme.
There is much to say about the Da Vinci Challenge. Ultimately, what matters most is the experience of the participants themselves. Tong Xi (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) would be happy to share his experiences with you.
Send an email to Tong.Xi@radboudumc.nl so he can contact you to answer any questions you may have.