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Workshop “Teams & Leadership”, 27-28 August 2018


This workshop helps postdoctoral researchers to train their impact to be a good leader, develop and support their co-workers, and learn how to maintain a successful team in science.

Date: Monday and Tuesday, 27-28 August 2018
Duration: 2 days (9:00-16:30h)
Location: GZMB, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, seminar room 0.232 (ground floor)
Trainer: Dr. Alexander Schiller, Schiller & Mertens, Jena

Registration: Please register here (if you are not already registered) and send an email to including a short statement on your motivation to attend the workshop.

Detailed description:

In this challenging course, the following topics are covered:

  • Leadership tasks, styles and values in science, personality models
  • Situational leadership, delegation, feedback and active listening
  • SMART strategies and goals, conflict handling styles, negotiation
  • Group forming processes, interaction with group members
  • Behavioral and lateral leadership in science, communication in collaborations, social awareness and intercultural competence

Four Laws of Leadership in Science:

  • Adopt a situational leadership style
  • Structure your job interviews by anticipating strengths/weaknesses
  • Prevent, resolve, deescalate and escalate conflicts
  • Write your lab´s “constitution”

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