Course Aim and Format
Ph.D. students need to develop advanced skills to be effective in modern research. In addition, the next career steps normally move participants into leadership positions that re-quire management skills, be it in public research or industry. Polls have shown that while their expert knowledge is usually good, most of them need to improve their competence in communication, teamwork and their capacity to lead a team, understand its group dynamics in order to deliver a successful performance. An important factor in successful coworkers lies in their good project, time and self-management.
AIM – To provide Ph.D. students with an opportunity to build their understanding, skills and confidence in project, time and self-management. This will enhance their overall effectiveness as they pursue their re-search studies and maximize success of their future careers.
METHOD – A balanced and structured program of interactive lectures, challenging activities outside of the “comfort zone” and review sessions will provide a variety of first-hand learning situations allowing participants to identify and take away relevant lessons (e.g. with Practical Ad-vice Cards). Facilitators are habilitated scientists and successful group leaders in the natural sciences.