Raising awareness: identify needs for action, adapt working methods and find ways of implementation (July 5, 2022)

In our workshop, ways in which unconscious biases function will be analysed and made personally perceivable without asking the “question of guilt”. On the one hand, there will be room for personal reflection on previous experiences and, on the other hand, some popular test strategies for unconscious bias will be presented. Together we will define what gender and diversity competence means in your everyday academic work and how you can continuously develop it.

Afterwards, on the level of implementation, we would like to work with you on strategies for gender- and diversity-sensitive communication methods and teamwork, as well as perspectives for a leadership and organizational culture that frames these. In doing so, we will constantly incorporate impulses for tried-and-tested anti-bias measures. The workshop offers you space for reflection, exchange and professionalization of your gender and diversity competence.

Target audience

Doctoral students, PostDocs

Time and Applications

Date: July 05, 2022
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Von-Seckendorff-Platz 1, K 5.10
Group size: maximal 15
Workshop language: English


Dr. Isabell Fraas is an employee at the office of the University Women’s Representative at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU). There, she is responsible for gender consulting for research alliances and creating measures in the context of the Professor Program III. She advises and supports alliances in the planning and implementation of gender equality measures and is the contact person for speakers and scientists on all gender equality-related topics. Furthermore, Isabel Fraas coordinates the personnel development programs of the Gender Equality Academy, in particular the new Women’s Leadership Program for (junior) professors and working group leaders. She is in charge of the Diversity Audit (Stifterverband) at JMU

Dr. Anne Freese is an employee in Human Resources Development at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg, where she is responsible for the Dual Career Office and the coordination of the Diversity & Inclusion Strategy. In her previous work she advised coordinators of research associations on gender equality concepts as well as on the implementation of target group-specific gender equality measures. She is also the developer of the joint project METIS (www.metis.hu-berlin.de) for research associations of the HU Berlin.

Anne Freese studied Modern and Contemporary History, Gender Studies, and Musicology at the Humboldt University of Berlin and received her doctorate from the Institute of History. She has worked as a lecturer and commission member for the German National Academic Foundation. Moreover, she held teaching positions at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin as well as at the Zentrum für Wissenschaftsmanagement in Speyer (ZWM).


The registration is closed. But there still is the possibility to join. Please send an a-mail to Ann-Kristin Flieger.

The workshop usually is open to all interested PhD students but members of the iRTG of the SFB TRR 102 will be given priority. All applicants will be chosen depending on their registration time in chronological order.