Why Dear Academia?
Academia can be a supportive, inclusive and vibrant environment, where researchers thrive and achieve their full potential.
Dear Academia believes in nurturing researchers’ wellbeing so they can maximize their impact and solve global challenges towards a sustainable future for all.
Make Wellbeing a Priority
We certainly will. Dear Academia supports researchers with…
Stress management & burnout prevention
Sleep & healthy habits
Working from home toolbox
Creativity & mental clarity
Career strategy in academia
Transition outside of academia
Sometimes, researchers may experience…
- Frustration to not reach full potential
- Difficulties to concentrate and be innovative
- Impostor syndrome
- Procrastination and perfectionism
- Dysfunctional leadership & non-supportive environment
- A tendency to hyper-loop problem solving & rumination
- Disturbances in sleep and habits
- High levels of stress, anxiety, and burnout
- Loneliness, overwhelm, or feeling undervalued
- Confusion about career path and what to do next
We’ve been there! Throughout our years working in academia, we faced and witnessed the same challenges.
Dear Academia is born from our dream to bring academia to its highest potential by supporting researchers to thrive in healthy working environments.
Testimonials & Featured Clients
Enlightening, acknowledging, thoughtful and energising at the same time!
Lecturer, Gothenburg University, November 2020
Useful workshop series with three very motivated, positive leaders with lots of knowledge and useful tips.
PostDoc, Chalmers Technical University, September 2020
A very important reminder of what to think of for being in balance and feeling well.
Professor, Chalmers Technical University, January 2021
I had a very positive feeling about the workshop series. I enjoyed the lectures and found it very interesting to hear the ideas and experiences of my partners. Also, I learned many new concepts and tips that will be very useful.
Ph.D. student, Chalmers Technical University, September 2020
By talking about academic pressure and burnout, I understood that I'm not alone in feeling the way I feel. Somehow talking about it makes a lot of stress go away. Hearing how others are coping with the situation helped me gain perspective.
PhD student, Lund Faculty of Medicine, December 2020
Very useful, relatable and much needed. It was oddly soothing and really made me feel better!
Ph.D. student, Chalmers Technical University, June 2020
Your webinar has inspired me to set up a “Coping under COVID” support group.
Ph.D. student, Lund Faculty of Medicine, January 2021
rated us above 4 stars*
would recommend our events*
* among participants who answered the surveys
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the process to book an event?
- You contact us and we get on a call to discuss your challenges, access your needs, and explore which format of event would suit you best.
- We send you a proposition offer for format, content & budget
- We book a time for the event and make it happen 🙂
What is the difference between an interactive seminar and a workshop series?
An interactive seminar is a stand-alone event while a workshop series is a holistic process. In a workshop series, each session is built upon each other to create a sustainable learning experience and deep transformational change. Participants are active between sessions, with preparatory work and creating a personal manifesto that gathers the insights, goals and actions for the future. At the end of the workshop series, this manifesto is shared within a small group of participants to drive accountability towards reaching goals and encourage peer-to-peer support.
What knowledge and tools do you share in your programs?
We equip researchers with knowledge and tools to:
- Develop self-leadership
- Take action towards sustainable personal wellbeing
- Nurture resilience & stress-management skills
- Improve sleep and healthy habits
- Declutter the mind & reach mental clarity
- Create healthy boundaries between professional and private life
- Encourage peer-to-peer support
- Contribute to a positive and healthy academic culture
- Deepen the knowledge of how the academic system functions
- Gain clarity about career paths in academia and beyond
Can we hand-pick specific topics to focus on?
Yes, we design tailor-made events with you. We explore together your challenges, define your needs and select content from our focus areas that would support researchers the best way possible.
Can we have events focusing on a specific role (PhD students, PostDocs, etc..)?
Yes, we adapt our content to address the specific challenges of focus groups, from Ph.D. students up to Professors and Head of the department level.
Can you facilitate events for our research group/ institutional day?
Yes, we are very happy to create an event for your research group / institutional day that will combine knowledge, insights and dynamic exchange between colleagues to build bridges between hierarchy levels.
Do you have a maximum of participants per event?
We can adapt our events and facilitation method to the size of your audience to ensure best engagement and active learning. Contact us
Can we have multiple facilitators in the same event?
Yes, we often co-facilitate events. We combine our expertise and experience to offer a rich and insightful learning experience.
What is your facilitation style?
Our events are grounded in the coaching philosophy. We ignite personal reflection and empower participants to share their challenges in a safe space to learn from each other. We equip them with hands-on tools, active listening skills, peer-to-peer support, and accountability to lead to sustainable inner transformation.
How does the price vary between types of events?
The price of the event varies depending on the type of event – interactive seminar or workshop series-, the type of content, the length of the event, and the number of facilitators engaged.
Let’s hop on a call and we tell you all about it! Contact us