Women in Leadership (April 19 and 20, 2021)

Many young scientists will sooner or later act in a leadership role, and first experiences are acquired already during their time as PhD. But what is expected of a good leader? How can I convince others of the competences I already have for this role? And what should be considered to guarantee a good start as a leader? These are the main topics of the first workshop day.

Effective communication is key to successful leadership – both in individual and team settings. The challenges coming along with appropriate communication will be discussed, and we will practice communicating with confidence also in difficult situations. Typical differences in communication styles depending on gender, culture, and context as well as individual styles will be looked at on the second workshop day.

Target audience

Doctoral students, PostDocs

Terms and Applications

Date: April 19 and 20, 2021
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Group size: maximal 12
Workshop language: English

Venue:

tba

Lecturer

Dr. Gabi Schilling

Registration

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Self-presentation and networking (November 25 – 27, 2020)

Do you find yourself at conferences drinking coffee alone? Do you seem to miss every chance to network? Or do you have the feeling you can’t keep the conversation going or can’t even get it started in the first place? No matter if you answer one of these questions with a clear “yes” or you simply have the feeling that you could improve your selfpresentation and communication skills, then this workshop might be just right one for
you. From the first impression you leave, the conversations that follow, to a friendly follow-up — all of this will be covered during this seminar.

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[yDiv] Introduction to career planning (August 6, 2020)

Our partner graduate school yDiv offers a career planning workshop for PhD students in their first year.

Career planning is a process that requires i.a. self-reflection, exploring of options and networking – activities that young researchers should engage in right from the beginning of their PhD project. This short introductory course is designed to give new doctoral researchers an overview of career planning and to create awareness for its importance. The following topics are covered in the course:

  • What is career planning and why think about it now, at the start of your PhD?
  • Where do people with a PhD work and which competences are required?
  • Planning without a target – how can you prepare for your next step, if you don’t know yet what that next step will be?
  • How does career exploration work and how can you set up your own IDP?

More information and registration.

Doctoral students seminar (April 29, 2020)

Insights into the Mechanism of Amyloid Fibril Formation of the Parathyroid Hormone
by Bruno Voigt

Investigation of long-term adhesion and interaction mechanisms of polyurethane-based coatings on thermoplastic substrates under the influence of alcoholic and aqueous ambient media
by Sergei Wittchen

Location: Online, via WebEx
Time: 3.20pm-5.00pm

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Basics in Research Valorization through Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property (September 18–20, 2017)

Background

Academic and scientific excellence notwithstanding, scientists and academics are challenged with an increasing demand for transfer, exploitation and commercialization of research results. Hence, enabling young researchers to commercialize their ideas either by licensing or selling them for industrial use – or by starting up an own enterprise – becomes more and more important. The challenges comprise legal issues including intellectual property rights, but also aspects of marketing, visualization, communication and the selling of ideas and research findings.

Target Audience

Doctoral students and junior scientists interested in entrepreneurial thinking and acting.

Objectives
  • Survey of basic approaches to research valorization
  • Development of entrepreneurial skills

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