- Writing development for PhD students and more experienced researchers
It takes a whole person to write well. A person with feelings, mental state, body and a mind. We target all aspects in the write concept. And we like to make it simpel. You learn 6 basic writing tools that together foster a good writing practice - also when you return to your office. But how well do you write if you are tired, de-motivated or anxious that what you write is not good enough? The concept introduces 4 approaches that support good writing: organise your time and space, build up mental strenght, connect with your passion and organise collective writing.
The concept and the project behind it is reported in a Danish report that you can download here.
"Before the course I had quite big problems with writing and hours could pass by where I felt that I didn’t produce enough – and not least, it was not very comfortable […] Today everything is different – I actually produce a lot of text on a daily basis, but the feelings connected to writing are also different. I AM a writer now – I didn’t consider myself to be a writer earlier."Rosita, PhD student
”I found the boot camp really productive compared to ordinary writing courses, mainly because of the strong link between professional tools we were given and the structure of the course, where we spent much time actually writing. And the level of experience and competency plus insight in all teachers.”Participant November Boot Camp
“ The workshops taught me methods to identify achievable writing objectives and reaching the desired outcome without obstructions and writing blockages. Today I can start my writing immediately and I write more efficiently and complete my text faster and better. “Christian Ildrup Gadgaard
I work as an independent researcher, consultant and coach with affiliation to Aalborg University. My main work areas are PhD coaching, education of PhD supervisors and education for project managers. Beside my teaching and consultancy activities I am an active researcher and writer.
I have written and co-written eight books and I teach writing. Besides writing and teaching I work with change projects, coaching and storytelling in organizations mainly in the education world. I am founder of the consultant firm Old Friends Industries (oldfriendsindustries.com)