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Training Sessions

1.Social Media Strategy


In this training we will show students:

  • how they can make a social media promotion plan for a certain topic (e.g. Prevention campaign) 

  • explaining the process of planning and executing the plan (post/stories/tweets) 

  • basics of making a graphic identity of campaign/project 


The goals for this training are to learn how to:

  • manage a campaign through social media

  • choose the right information which is a point of interest for EDSA’s followers (dentists and dentistry students) 

  • learn how to do a poster

  • learn how to do graphics

  • tips & tricks and other activities for online promotion for any event




Teams are a core part of the work done in most organisations and high-performing teamwork is an irreplaceable asset to long-term success. How to achieve it? How to make your collaborative efforts as effective as possible?


This training is dedicated not only to students who work in student organisations but also to those who want to improve their teamwork skills in general.


The goals for this training are:

  • understanding the role of a leader in a team

  • identifying team goals and collaboration strategies for delivering it 

  • creation of an effective communication process 

  • decision making and problem-solving processes 

  • how to evaluate the performance of team members



3. Interprofessional Education (IPE): How to approach the multidisciplinary approach


Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) is a vital part of dentistry. It ranges from enabling an integrated approach to a patient's health, to promotion of mutual issues and goals within healthcare. 

IPE is the first step towards successful IPC. Join us alongside EHSAS in learning and understanding how to establish an organisation/association that efficiently provides IPE.

The goals for this training are:

  • understand what IPE and IPC

  • understand the role that IPE and IPC play in dentistry, and wider healthcare provision

  • gain insight into how EDSA works on IPE and IPC

  • learn how to set up an IPE organisation/association


4. Public Speaking Training


In this training, you will get a general overview about how to organize talks clearly, write them memorably, and deliver them confidently. In this training, you will have the opportunity to learn how to use rehearsal techniques to deliver to develop a strong, vibrant speaking voice, and perform speeches with dynamic movement and gestures. Useful tips will be provided for dental students who are more interested in public speaking occasions of academic settings such as briefings, elevator talks, interviews, and even as a structure for hour-long presentations.


The goals for this training are:

  • to understand how rhetorical canons help to structure the time

  • to be able to make ideas compelling and memorable

  • to overcome the fear of public speaking

  • to organise speech and discuss evidence clearly


5. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Training


Diversity and inclusion are terms that have been used widely in a variety of contexts, but what do they mean for dentistry?

The European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights highlights that everyone has the right to be treated fairly and prohibits discrimination for any reason such as sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language religion or belief, political or other opinion, membership of a national minority, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Being in a profession committed to treating everyone fairly, it is important that as dentists we appreciate and value diversity if we want to provide the best possible care for the patient population we serve. Furthermore, understanding equality and diversity helps our colleagues and peers from an underrepresented group feel valued improving wellbeing and engagement.

The goals for this training are to learn:

  • equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and why their importance

  • different forms of discrimination and unacceptable behaviours

  • what bias is, where it comes from and how it impacts the people around us at university and in the workplace

  • how to challenge discrimination for yourself and for others around you

  • what it means to be an ally

6. How to Write a Policy Paper


Have you ever wondered how some issues in healthcare get taken seriously by politicians?

Have you ever wondered why some policies are implemented whilst others fail?


Understanding policy making is an important tool for any healthcare practitioner who wants to influence decision making locally, nationally and globally.


This training guides you through some of the basic principles of good policymaking, including an understanding of what power is, the stages of policymaking and how to use research to create long-lasting policies.  

The goals for this training are to:

  • understand what health policy is

  • understand what is power in the context of policymaking

  • understand how to formulate policy

  • understand what evidence is required to make good policy, including what a stakeholder analysis is


7. Introduction to Research and Critical Analysis


This training will give you an introduction to research and teach you how to critically analyse academic papers. You will learn the difference between a research poster and a research presentation. Participants will also have the opportunity to collaboratively work through a clinical paper, critically analyse parts with mistakes and suggest ideas on how to improve it.


The goals for this training are to learn:

  • how to critically analyse papers

  • how to apply critical analysis to research

  • about different types of research


8. How To Start a Magazine


Are you thinking about starting up a magazine but you do not know where to start? Or you think your current magazine needs a bit of a change?


This training will provide all the necessary information about how to create a magazine from the beginning till the printing day.


Target group: anyone interested in starting a magazine or improving an already existing one.


The goals for this training are to learn how to:

  • start and plan each step of a magazine

  • reach out to writers

  • guide the submission process

  • design the magazine

  • publish and promote the magazine


9. Motivation


Motivation is the key factor that modulates the success of every project. Learn the basics on how to inspire your team members and how to act in different situations. 


The goals for this training are to:

  • learn how to use those techniques in their projects  

  • understand how to keep everyone interested in the project they are organizing

  • discuss specific situations to show what could be improved

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