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Workshop “Managing Your Risks”, 12 May 2015


We are happy to announce the workshop “Managing Your Risks – Personal Planning Under Uncertainty with Matthew Speyer.

Workshop date: Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 9:00-17:00 o’clock
Place: Seminar room, Von-Siebold-Str. 4
Trainer: Matthew Speyer
Duration: 1 day



Researchers are often faced with temporary work contracts and uncertain career
perspectives. This workshop aims at providing researchers with tools to acquire more
clarity about their present situation and to make educated, more strategic decisions under
conditions of uncertainty.


  • Sphere of influence
  • Rational and intuitive planning
  • Definition of and dealing with “failure”
  • Critical factor analysis (e.g. own priorities and values)
  • Scenario planning for a spectrum of scenarios
  • Probabilities
  • Decision matrix
  • Mini SWOT analysis
  • Self-coaching tools, e.g. “catastrophe question”
  • Experiences / questions / peer coaching groups


Author: Katrin Wodzicki

Hi, I am Katrin, the coordinator of the GGNB Career Service Unit.

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