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CANCELLED – Workshop “Leading without a Leadership Position”, 19 September 2016


— Workshop cancelled due to a lack of demand —

We are happy to announce the next workshop “Leading without a Leadership Position” with Dr. Gudrun Henne.

Target group: Young researchers with at least some responsibilities to lead students, technical staff or cooperation projects without formal authority or “right of command”

Goal: Get to know approaches to lead in lateral leadership contexts

Date: Monday, 19 September,
1 day (10:00-17:00 h)

Place: Seminar room 2 in Heyne-Haus, Papendiek 16, 37073 Göttingen
Trainer: Dr. Gudrun Henne

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

Registration Deadline: 2 September 2016

Detailed description:

Postdocs often work with other scientists and scientific staff without a formal leadership position. The challenge is to lead people despite the absence of managerial authority. How to deal with experienced and much older scientific and technical staff? How to lead young scientists (Master students, doctoral students) who pursue own scientific interests? How to cooperate with scientists from other institutions for applications, project management and similar?

The workshop trains how to lead people without “right of command” and how to motivate and engage scientists and staff who are not direct reports. Leading without a leadership position is a frequently occurring situation and dealing with it skillful can be learned.

“It is a great course if you want to systematize and broaden your knowledge about communication and leadership.”

“Very fruitful and insightful, practical and applied.”

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