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Workshop “My Project Management Skills”, 8 December 2017

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Organization, coordination and effective leadership have become a must for pushing your career, in Academia as well as in other sectors. Not only scientists’ day-to-day work, but also securing external funding requires accurate timing, financial structuring and planning of scientific work. When scientists have little awareness of these skills, it can interfere with their attitude and confidence in achieving their goals. This workshop will raise your self-awareness, show you how to improve your project-management related skills and increase your potential for a successful career.

Target group: Young researchers planning to apply for positions requiring project management experience

Goals: Reflect on your own project management expertise and learn how to present your expertise to potential employers

Date: Friday, 8 December 2017, 9:00-18:00h
Location: Schwann Schleiden Research Center, Julia-Lermontowa-Weg 3, small seminar room -1.101 (basement)
Trainer: Silke Oehrlein-Karpi

Registration: Please register here and write an email to, including a short statement on your motivation to join the workshop.

Detailed Description:

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 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 new insights 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

One Comment

  1. Hi,

    just wanted to say thanks again for this great workshop!

    I was a little bit unsure what to expect, but was positively surprised! I learned a lot!

    Sehr empfehlenswert!


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