How to effectively communicate
in an academic team

1-day live virtual course

Why join a course on team communication? 

Single researcher can barely bring the required expertise and skills to address the various research questions and challenges that society is facing. Academic teams can therefore be a very effective unit to achieve progress in research. They also create a shared identity among the team members that encourages collaboration and team effort. To capitalise on these joined forces effective team communication is essential otherwise motivation and progress will decline.

What you learn? 

You learn to develop and implement a communication strategy that will foster cooperation and well-being in your academic team. The course will help you identify the challenges in your current team communication and support you in overcoming these difficulties. You will learn how to become heard in a noisy team and how clear communication will benefit all team members.

Who benefits most? 

Team-leaders, group leaders and any researchers who have a responsibility for leading a group of researchers.

What topics do we cover? 

In this course, you’ll learn to overcome the barriers to effective communication in your team. You’ll identify the specific need for communication in your team and which channels and tools best can be used.

How is it taught? 

This 1-day course is taught live via video-conferencing allowing you to attend also from remote locations. It includes live presentations from our presenter, Gunther Tress, group discussions, short exercises, quizzes, and ample time for your specific questions.

How to book? 

You can book the course for your team, your graduate programme, or a group of scientists from your or related institutes. Get in touch with us and discuss when would be the ideal time to arrange this course for you. If you get a group of enthusiastic researchers together, we take care of everything else!

Contact us to discuss this further at or ask for a free Zoom call! 

About the Instructor

Gunther Tress (PhD) is an enthusiastic Research Career and Science Communication Expert, a former Journal Editor with Elsevier, and a former book series editor with Springer. He is helping academics for 15+ years successfully communicate their research through publishing excellent journal papers and delivering stellar research presentations. He is a graduate of Heidelberg University (D), obtained a PhD in Landscape Ecology from Roskilde University (DK), and worked for a decade as a researcher and lecturer at universities in Roskilde (DK), Wageningen (NL), and Aberdeen (UK). He’s also the co-editor of the Smart Academics Blog.

.Gunther Tress


Team leaders, researchers with team responsibilities






1 day (9 am – 4:30 pm)


Dr. Gunther Tress


Live online

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