Science depends on collaboration and good communication.

Up your game with immersive and practical masterclasses and workshops for all skill levels and career stages.

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Masterclasses

Networking for career success

The networking skills masterclass is one of our most sought after. Participants learn how to network whilst maintaining their own voice. You don’t need to be extroverted to network well and this masterclass will teach you how.

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Mentoring skills

Mentoring is increasingly valued in scientific careers. But how can you make the most of a mentoring relationship? If you are a mentor or mentee interested in taking your mentoring to the next level this masterclass is for you.

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Building an entrepreneurial mindset

Have you ever thought about what makes entrepreneurs unique? This masterclass breaks down the myths surrounding entrepreneurship and helps participants to understand how to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset and apply it to their day-to-day work.

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These masterclasses can be modified to suit any skill level or career stage. They can also be combined depending on the needs of the group. Networking and mentoring go particularly well together.

Interested to know what previous attendees think? Check out the testimonials page.

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Colby Benari

Colby Benari is an experienced facilitator and public speaker. She draws on her years of experience in academia an aligned organisations to develop engaging and innovative masterclasses that build researchers’ careers.

Colby is Head of the Academic Careers Office at University College London with responsibility for delivering targeted support for UCL’s 11,000 early career scientists. Colby has over ten years of experience supporting biomedical researchers to find mentors, win funding and develop their careers in academia and industry. Colby has previously developed research funding schemes and mentoring programmes for Cancer Research UK and the UK Academy of Medical Sciences.

In addition to her experience in academia, Colby ran a successful fintech business from 2011 – 2019. Solvency II Wire Ltd is a news and analysis website and database tool that serves the EU insurance industry. This profitable bootstrapped company supports a small staff and is a leading voice in EU insurance regulation.

Colby is also dedicated to the charity sector and is a Trustee for the McPin Foundation, which aims to embed people with lived experience of mental health issues in mental health research.

See Colby’s LinkedIn page for more information.

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Training for researchers in your institution

Colby Benari is available to deliver sessions during conferences, bespoke masterclasses and training sessions for researchers in your institution.

Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for? All masterclasses can be customised to create a bespoke offering that delivers exactly what your researchers need.

Contact Colby Benari on info@colbybenari.com or +44 (0) 7894 664 278 for more details.

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