Free Professional Development Webinar Series for Academics

  • Veronika Novotná
  • 22.09.2022
Institute for Excellence in Internationalisation (IEI) of Palacký University Olomouc is offering a FREE Fall Webinar series between September 27 and December 8 as part of IEI's efforts to promote international education, foster intercultural communication, and provide professional development opportunities to academics and staff of universities.

Webinars will be delivered by international experts from 6 countries, and will cover a variety of topics including mental health and well-being, inclusion, and getting started in virtual collaborations. To register, please fill in this form to receive the Zoom links closer to the dates. This webinar series is made possible in part thanks to the Erasmus+ Project 2020-1-CZ01-KA226-HE-094288, “Mitigating COVID Together: Enhancing Capacities of Academics and Students in Virtual Learning and Teaching Spaces”.

  • Tuesday, September 27 (3 PM CET): Creating a safe and engaged online classroom

Presenter: Vanessa Dennen (Florida State University, USA)

  • Thursday, October 6 (3 PM CET): Expert Exchange: Inclusion in Higher Education

Presenter: Martin Bogdan (Academic Coorperation Association, Brussels, Belgium) and Christopher Johnstone (University of Minnesota, USA)

  • Thursday, October 13 (10 AM CET): Peer support for staff in digipedagogical issues

Presenters: Henri Annala, Miina Kivelä (Tampere University of Applied Science, Finland)

  • Thursday, November 3 (3 PM CET): Wellbeing in the international classroom: How to stay sane with a busy academic schedule

Presenter: Yuliya Kartoshkina (University of Minnesota, USA)

  • Thursday, November 10 (3 PM CET): Student round table discussion: How to stay sane in a busy semester  

Presenters: Yuliya Kartoshkina (University of Minnesota, USA), Volunteer Centre of the University of Warsaw, Poland  

  • Tuesday, November 15 (3 PM CET): International virtual collaborations - getting started 

Presenters: Reinout Klamer (The Hague Unviersity of Applied Science, the Netherlands), Petra Key (Palacký University Olomouc) 

  • Thursday, December 8 (3 PM CET): Expert Exchange: Pedagogical learnings from the Mitigating COVID project  

Presenters: Eva Janebová, Christopher Medalis (Palacký University Olomouc)