In the Radboud Galilei Track, talents are challenged to actively shape the programme themselves, within a clear framework and with clear goals, in order to customize it perfectly to fit their own needs. The talents are asked to do this both individually and in cooperation with the other participants. In other words, talents become the owners and navigators of their own learning processes.
The programme alternates between trainings, master classes and peer learning, while an online community ensures consistency between meetings. Recurring themes include management, self-management, communication, personal branding and entrepreneurship.
Every talent is guided by a Talent Manager with whom they discuss their experiences in the programme and ask questions about their learning points in personal development. In this way, talents are challenged to further shape their personal growth in their daily practice; they learn by doing. Those who wish to receive more in-depth training can get extra coaching sessions.
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.
The actual experiences with the Radboud Galilei Track can best be conveyed by the participants themselves. Dr Gerben Ferwerda (Paediatrics) would be happy to share his experiences with you. Send an email to Gerben.Ferwerda@radboudumc.nl so he can contact you to answer any questions you may have.