Leadership and Management Skills Course

Professional Development for Young Scientists (ProDYS)

Intensive 3 day workshop 31st January 2018 from 10.00 am - 06:00 pm
Exercise based learning 01st February 2018 from 10.00 am - 05.00 pm
16 participants maximum 02nd February 2018 from 10.00 am - 05.00 pm
MAINZ Seminar-Room 03-122  


We believe that leadership skills, essential for today's challenges in scientific work, can be acquired and developed. Our goal is to enable scientists to productively deal with challenges related to interpersonal aspects of doing science. In this practical course, designed specifically for PhD students, you will learn how to:

 

• Communicate effectively and efficiently
• Deal with group dynamics
• Establish and maintain collaborations
• Increase the awareness of gender bias
• Deal with conflicts productively
• Manage the relationship to your boss
• Deal with different personalities
• Organize your work: setting goals, setting priorities, delegating
• Design a competence portfolio of transferable skills for future career

 

We approach these topics practically. Short theoretical inputs are followed by extensive exercises. Our goal is to increase the impact of the training by allowing you to immediately apply the concepts we teach in partner work, case studies or group discussion.

 

What makes it important?
Why should be leadership relevant to grad students?

Leadership skills are typically connected to hierarchical positions, which is undeniably true. We deem, however, leadership skills to be a prerequisite for success in a multitude of professional situations such as attending/leading meetings, attending/leading projects, working in collaborations and not to forget the area of self-management. Mastering those areas is key to success.

 

This will be major topics during the Workshop

• Setting the frame
• Professional roles
• Key communication skills
• Dealing with different personalities
• Setting good goals
• Setting priorities
• Solving conflicts
• Negotiation skills
• Designing a competence portfolio

 

How you will be working during the Workshop - Workshop Framework

Short theoretical inputs are followed by extensive exercises. Our goal is to increase the impact of the training by allowing you to immediately apply the concepts we teach in partner work, case studies or group discussion.

 

Your trainers – Profile + Experiences

Dr. rer.nat. Jörg Stange is an immunobiologist with focus on host-pathogen interactions. He received his doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2012. Currently, Jörg is working as a Postdoc in the lab of Marc Veldhoen at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge (UK). He focuses on the intestinal immune system in homeostatic and infectious settings, combining the fields of immunology and parasitology. Scholarships from “The International Max Planck Research School for Infectious Diseases and Immunology” and from Novartis Animal Health allowed him to work in various international research environments, like the NYU Medical School in New York City and the MBL in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

 

Dr. rer.nat. Irene Nagel-Jachmann studied Psychology with a focus on cognitive neuroscience at Maastricht University and the University of California, Berkeley. For her PhD she returned to Germany to the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, where she investigated cognitive development across the adult lifespan. She continued this work as a postdoctoral research fellow at Freie Universität Berlin and in parallel was engaged as associate doing voluntary work on social mobility at a foundation. She trained as a systemic consultant at ISB Wiesloch. Furthermore, she earned specialized qualifications in demographic consulting and resilience training. Currently she is a freelance trainer and consultant, and teaches at a Swiss university.