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InGrA Program 2022

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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9. Feb 2022

Research to Business: Patent and Funding Basics (March 17, 2022 | online)

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In this workshop we inform graduates and postdocs about entrepreneurship in science, patents as well as funding. The aim of the workshop is to gain a first insight into the successful transfer of ideas and innovations from research to business.

COURSE CONTENT

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25. Jan 2022

Successful Networking (March, 8, 10, 2022 | online)

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Learning new communication skills

Networking well done is about nurturing relationships authentically around common interests, mutual liking, or simply respect. Yet many professionals find it difficult to do; they object to it and only turn to networking when they absolutely need help.

It doesn’t have to be this way. If we do it well, the relationships we nurture become critical to our ability to get things done, get ahead, and develop personally and professionally.
The goal of this workinar (workshop meets webinar) is to identify and unlock successful networking behaviours and learn new ways of communicating. How can I best introduce myself to others? What is most important about reaching out to contacts? Working together we will mobilize your most promising networking skills (both for academic and non-academic opportunities).

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24. Jan 2022

Introduction to Statistics and R (March, 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022)

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Content

R has become a leading statistical programming language in data science and statistics. The R software is free, highly extensible, and allows to easily produce publication-quality plots. The aim of this course is to equip participants with the basic skills to effectively use the software R, embedded in the user interface RStudio. These skills will cover data import, processing and data exploration, graphical representations with ggplot2, basic concepts of statistical inference and linear regression. All topics will be demonstrated in working examples and practiced with hands on examples.

The course will be split in two parts. In the first two days we are going to teach the basic functionality of R, RStudio, and ggplot2. Day three and four are dedicated to the application of statistical tests, which will be extended to linear mixed-effects models.

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16. Dec 2021

Find a Job in Germany’s Industry – Job Interviews and Contract Conditions (February 02, 09 and 17, 2022 | online)

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Leaving academia and looking for a job in the industry is an important and sometimes difficult step. Understanding the application rules and the expectations of the company enables you to go through a quickly and successful job-search process outside academia.

Content

  • Determination of salaries
  • Preparation and phases of interviews
  • Answering trick questions
  • Salary negotiation strategies
  • Self-presentation practice in small groups
  • Typical regulations in employment contracts
  • Work permit types and requirements
  • Culturally related rules at work
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14. Dec 2021

Good Scientific Practice (February 21, 22, 2022 | online)

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The participants will get an overview about the rules of good scientific practice and the handling with cases of scientific misconduct, and will explore the differences and grey areas of questionable research practice. They will learn about local, national and international regulations and guidelines. It is a goal of the course to create space for reflexions about values and attitudes of science and the role of scientists. The participants will learn to develop appropriate solutions for difficult situations in the process of science. 

Content

The content of the course follows the curriculum “Good scientific practice” from 2019, which was commissioned by and developed in cooperation with the German Research Ombudsman: 

  • Definitions of good scientific practice and scientific misconduct 
  • Degrees and extent of scientific misconduct
  • Examples for responsible and irresponsible conduct of research
  • Data management 
  • Authorship and the process of publication 
  • Mentoring and supervision 
  • Conflict management: how to deal with scientific misconduct
  • Reactions to scientific misconduct 
  • Local, national and international guidelines and regulations
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14. Dec 2021

Find a Job in Germany’s Industry – Job Search and Application (January 12 and 26, 2022 | online)

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Leaving academia and looking for a job in the industry is an important and sometimes difficult step. Understanding the application rules and the expectations of recruiters is a necessary prerequisite. This intensive training helps you to go through a quickly and successful job-search process outside academia.

Content

1. Job Search

  • Ideas for possible positions
  • Active and passive job search strategies

2. Application Documents

  • Content and design of an application
  • Analysis of job ads and estimation of chances
  • Individual application feedback in small groups
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