Joint ISBE/AMED writing Workshop, 24 March & 12 May 2018, Birmingham

Following the original workshop being postponed due to poor weather, please note new date and venue
Benefits and barriers when writing for impact 2018 Pilot Writing Support Group for ISBE early career researchers and academics

ISBE is delighted to be working with partner AMED, the Association for Management Education and Development to run a pilot writing support group for early career researchers in small business and entrepreneurship. If this proves successful, we plan to make this initiative more widely available.

The inaugural workshop on March the 24th will be held at Aston University, with a follow-up workshop scheduled for May the 12th.  Interactions will draw upon principles of action learning and critical friendship, and follow an agenda shaped by writing-related problems and issues that participants themselves identify.
Facilitated by Commissioning Editor of AMED’s journal, e-Organisations and People, Dr Bob MacKenzie and by Dr Kayleigh Watson of Northumbria University and Chair of ISBE’s Early Career Researcher Forum, the sessions will address many common problems and satisfactions that academic (and other) writers experience and aim to foster an ethos of mutual support, and encourage participants to acknowledge that being a writer is an important aspect of their academic identity

Quite apart from research-specific challenges, problems can include fear, procrastination, feelings of isolation, lack of inspiration or motivation, perfectionism, scheduling and prioritising our writing, and our inner critic.

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