University of Murcia organized a transnational short term joint staff training event, during a 3 day period between the 13th of July and 15th of July for the Consortium’s staff. During the training event, 24 persons participated, as follows: 4 professors from CDUMP, 2 researchers from the National Institute of Health Services Management, 3 researchers from Lusofona University, 3 professors from University of Nicosia, 3 professors from Trakia University, 1 staff from VITECO, and 8 professors and counseling specialists from University of Murcia.
The aim of the 3-day training event was to pilot the train-the-trainer program for support staff working in the partner universities. The objectives of the training program were to increase the knowledge and the skills of the participants about the academic burnout, to help participants achieve skills and knowledge on the topic of academic burnout, in order to provide the program further to students and other relevant specialists, and lastly, to refine the designed training materials. As it was agreed during TPM2 and was proposed by the leading partner of IO3- University of Nicosia, the responsibilities of each partner for working on the content of IO3 changed. Consequently, in the first day the agenda of the training focused on introducing the concept of academic burnout, its characteristics, and phases of burnout progression (CDUMP), followed by the presentation of the Burnout Web Platform, aimed to assess academic burnout (VITECO and University of Nicosia).
The second day of the event concentrated on determining the adequate measures in preventing early signs of academic burnout, as well as developing an academic burnout intervention strategy toolkit (Lusofona University and University of Murcia).
The last day of the training event included presentations about the systems of support for academic burnout (National Institute of Health Services Management), and adjustments of the curriculum for international students (Trakia University).