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31. May 2022

[BEAM] Voice and Body (June 14-15, 2022)

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There are free slots at this workshop organised by research training group “BEAM (RTG 2670): Self-Organization of Soft Matter via Multiple Noncovalent Interactions”.

Integral to voice and body training is the central idea that physical and vocal dynamics are connected to the speaker’s motivation and to the importance of the information being communicated. The trainer has a professional theatre background, which is a unique benefit for the participants to help identify the verbal challenges of each speaker, giving attention to breath, articulation, intonation, volume, modulation and tempo.

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The Training is given to improve non-verbal aspects such as gesture, positioning, distance, eye contact and relationship with media. The trainer input will provide the opportunity to gain new insights in effective communication and learn how to present yourself more effectively and to make the best impression and strongest impact. Participants monitor their improvement and implement feedback through active role-play exercises in which they present themselves.

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24. May 2022

[BEAM] Workshop: How to get up after falling down (July 7, 2022)

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There are free slots at this workshop organised by research training group “BEAM (RTG 2670): Self-Organization of Soft Matter via Multiple Noncovalent Interactions”.

What do we do when things go wrong? How do we respond when we fail or when we have bad luck? Did you know that even BEAM failed the first time? What if … every experience of failure became an opportunity to learn and grow?

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In this workshop, we discuss the many ways in which things can go wrong and we clarify what failure means to each of us, individually. Then we reflect on how we can respond to failure and use it to get better. In the end, it is all about getting up once more than falling down. This workshop is a bit different, maybe the format is unusual for you, and you decide how much you want to share. For an impression of how Rebecca Waldecker works, you can listen here (in German).

“Don’t fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” ― Bruce Lee

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29. Apr 2022

[BEAM] A newcomer’s guide to networking (June 1, 2022)

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There are free slots at this workshop organised by research training group “BEAM (RTG 2670): Self-Organization of Soft Matter via Multiple Noncovalent Interactions”.

In this short workshop you will explore the concept of networking.

Contents

  • What does it mean to network successfully?
  • Who do you consider to be a part of your current network?
  • How do you interact with people from your network?
  • How to build a network from scratch?
  • How can I go about networking if I am shy or introvert?
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25. Apr 2022

[BEAM] Culture at work (May 12, 2022)

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There are free slots at this workshop organised by research training group “BEAM (RTG 2670): Self-Organization of Soft Matter via Multiple Noncovalent Interactions”.

As a scientist, we often work in a cross-cultural setting. Our research groups are international, we collaborate around the globe, and most of us will spend part, -or even all- of our career abroad. We can and should feel privileged to work in such a diverse and intercultural work environment. But these cultural and -of course- also individual differences can lead to all manners of misunderstandings. These misunderstandings can lead to a broad variety of undesired consequences, such as failed collaborations, frustrations, feelings of hurt, anxiety and anger, culture shock and missed opportunities for knowledge transfer.

Cultural awareness is the first step in sidestepping these undesired consequences. During this course you will improve your cross-cultural understanding, so you can tap into the full potential of your intercultural teams.

If you are interested, please write an email to: imme.sakwa-waltz@chemie.uni-halle.de

5. Apr 2022

[LUH] Online Lunch Talk: „Coming back – working within the German scientific community again after a postdoc stay abroad“ (April 7, 2022)

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This is an event organised by the Graduate Academy of Leibniz University Hannover (LUH). The event will be held in German.

Together with the guests Dr. Jannika Lauth (Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry) and Dr. Jens Langejürgen (Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation), the participants will talk about strategies for a successful return after a stay abroad as a postdoc. The guests will report on their everyday research life abroad and how they found their way back into the German research sector. Let’s inspire you! You will find registration options and further information on the website:

18. Mar 2022

[FEMPOWER] Interactive lunch lectures series “Wissen(schaftler*innen) verbinden” (March-November 2022)

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15. Mar 2022

Project Management (May 18-19, 2022)

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The main objective of this workshop is to strengthen one’s own attitude towards project management in order to be prepared for the challenges in everyday academic life and outside the university.

Contents

The focus of this workshop is on planning tools for successful project management. All participants apply their experience and knowledge in practical exercises.

The following elements of project management are discussed in more detail:

  • Clarification of the contract
  • Objective definition (expected results, process goals)
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Phase model -> work breakdown structure (WBS) -> schedule
  • Milestone plan
  • Basics of risk management
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15. Mar 2022

The complete job application package in English (April 26, 2022)

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Goal

How to find a job in the public / private sector in English – The Complete Package

Agenda

  • What are your hard strengths and soft strengths and when are they relevant in the job application process?
  • How can you write a good covering letter? Techniques, theory and practice
  • Here you will have the opportunity to get some feedback on a one-to-one basis with respect to your CV in English. You send your CV to the trainer who will give you personalised feedback 
  • Difficult questions in job interviews in English – what are they and how can you answer them?
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7. Mar 2022

What the heck is Tenure-Track? (May 20, 2022 | online)

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In the German academic system, Tenure-Track is a relatively new concept. With a tenure-track position, one gets the opportunity to an immediately transition to a permanent position when successfully completing the probationary period (known as the tenure-track phase). The majority of tenure-track positions comes along with a professorship; less common and known are lecturer or researcher positions with tenure-track. 

Content

The half-day workshop will focus on tenure-track professorships in Germany and address the following questions:

  • What are the specifics and legal conditions of tenure-track positions?
  • How do selection committees work and how is the mid-term and tenure evaluation organized?
  • What are duties and tasks of a tenure-track professor?
  • Where do I get help and orientation beyond my home institution?
  • Q&A
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7. Mar 2022

English Academic Writing: The Ground Rules of Writing Well (April 21, 22 and 25, 2022)

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This workshop addresses junior scholars from the social sciences, economics, and the humanities who have good command of the English language, seek to improve their English writing skills, and strive to make their academic papers more idiomatic. The workshop seeks to create an awareness of the typical patterns of non-idiomatic writing to which non-native authors writing in English – and especially German-speaking academics – are prone and equip the participants with strategies to avoid these pitfalls.

The workshop will be held on three days (two days in person; a half day online, during which you will receive individual feedback). It will be conducted in English by two trainers who have a professional background in the social sciences and many years of experience in teaching English academic writing and in translating and editing academic texts by German-speaking scholars. 

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