European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Engaged entrepreneurship research in Europe

The deadline has been extended until 15 July 2018!

Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) were included in the programme of the RENT pre-conference day for the first time at RENT XXIX in Zagreb 2015. The concept proved to be successful and PDWs are now part of the pre-conference day. PDWs are workshops to share knowledge and expertise and foster practical, professional and intellectual skills of participants. PDWs need to have a clear theme and target group as well as deliver a high level of learning and give the participants some clear ‘take-aways’. The format of a PDW should be dialogical and interactive, so no presentation of papers will be possible in these sessions. Quite apart from the professional development side, these PDWs should also promote networking among members who may not meet otherwise.

The PDW will have a set timeframe of 2 hours and will be scheduled as afternoon sessions on the pre-conference day on 14 November 2018. Participation in PDWs is free, but participants need to be registered for the conference in order to join. Proposers choose the session format, but PDWs have a maximum of 30 participants each.

Any topic will be considered, however, we have a limited opportunity due to facility restrictions. Therefore, the Scientific Committee will screen proposals and choose those we believe have the broadest appeal for delegates.

Deadline for proposal of PDWs: 15 July 2018
by e-mail to Mirela Xheneti (