Essential Science Skills

for those who create, manage & invest in Science

About Sativus GEMS

We’re all for ‘teaching people to fish’. At Sativus this means we empower those who create, manage and invest in science through the Sativus GEMS professional development courses. These courses are designed to help improve the skillset and capability of those working within the research, development, extension and adoption (RDE&A) sectors. The aim is to help them Grow, Evolve, Mentor and Succeed by teaching them essential skills.

Choose whether you want to boost skills in research design, project management, or personal skills (e.g. networking, collaboration, dealing with rejection), or all of the above! We have professional development ranging from self-paced online courses and short webinars, to 1/2 day bootcamps and multi-session, interactive workshops. There are professional development opportunities to suit every learning style!

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Don’t worry. Sativus also custom-builds packages depending on what you need. We’d love to know how we can help you.

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GEMS library

The Sativus GEMS library contains all the knowledge from across our GEMS professional development program. This includes:

  • GEMS resources and templates
  • Summaries of the key points from each of the 55 unique GEMS topics
  • Carefully curated content from around the world including articles, tools and recordings to help you learn skills, become aware, be inspired and find opportunities
  • Fun, interesting and inspiring content to help your mind take a break and generate insights

The GEMS library is also where you’ll find the content delivered through the Recess fortnightly newsletter and monthly webinars. The Sativus RECESS program was established to give scientists a space to improve their insight. Aha’! moments (also called ‘insight’) happen when your brain isn’t focusing on the problem you’re trying to solve. ‘Aha’ moments lead to scientific breakthroughs.

For the sake of scientific advancement, scientists are encouraged to take a break from their day-to-day tasks and expose their mind to new ideas, concepts and people to stimulate insights.  

These resources are kept up to date and made available through the GEMS library for access whenever is convenient for you.

To access the library, become a Sativus member.

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