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Workshop “My Project Management Skills”, 2 February 2016


We are happy to announce the next workshop “My Project Management Skills” with Dr. Silke Oehrlein-Karpi.

Date: Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 9-17:30 Uhr

Place: GZMB building, seminar room 0.232
Trainer: Dr. Silke Oehrlein-Karpi
Duration: 1 day


Organization, coordination and effective leadership have become a must for growing in one´s career, in Academia as well as in other sectors. Not only scientist’s day-to-day work, but also acquiring external funding requires accurate timing, financial structuring and planning of scientific work. When scientists have little awareness of these skills, this can hinder their attitude and confidence in achieving their goals. In this workshop we will raise your self-awareness, show you how to hone these project-management related skills and enable your potential for a successful career.

In this workshop, you will

  • recognize how much experience you have already gained in your life regarding project management.
  • reflect upon your typical approaches, preferences, and strategies that you have applied during your previous projects.
  • figure out your typical role/s in a project (i.e. expert, leader, organizer, coordinator, conflict manager, facilitator, generalist, specialist, team player etc.).
  • realize your particular strengths in project work and project teams.
  • learn how you can integrate your new findings into your day-to-day work and your long-term projects.
  • improve your self-efficacy regarding upcoming projects.
  • communicate your project management experience in application processes.

You will achieve this by

  • One-to-one skill-oriented coaching supported by the trainer
  • Transferring theory into practice by reflection on one’s own behavior
  • Design of an individual project management skill profile
  • Peer-coaching with constructive feedback supported by the trainer

Pre-Work (which is sent about 2 weeks before the workshop and will enhance your benefits resulting from taking part in the workshop a lot):

  • Reading short introduction on project management topic
  • Reflecting on own project experience guided by questions and combined with collecting feedback from others (i.e., colleagues, mentor, supervisor, friends)


If you are interested to take part in the workshop, register here and write an email to Dr. Katrin Wodzicki (

Author: Katrin Wodzicki

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

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