Peer Coaching Programme 3 "Making a Career after the Postdoc" - "Leadership Competence & Supervising Doctoral Researchers"

Many group and project leaders assume their first postdoc phase of leadership and lead doctoral candidates in addition to students and non-academic staff. In order to successfully shape these first leadership situations and to advance one's own career at the same time, solid knowledge of central management tools and practical experience are helpful in addition to leadership skills. The seminar supports the participants in assuming these leadership tasks. The participants reflect in which areas their leadership skills have already been developed and deepen their leadership skills and knowledge.

Contents in brief:

The workshop covers knowledge on leadership in a scientific surrounding and acquaints the participants with different leadership tools.


  • Leading and management in a scientific surrounding
  • General management tasks and tools • Management by objectives (MBO)
  • Delegate and control tasks
    Motivation, conditions for a motivational surrounding
    Communication, difficult conversations
    Common conflicts arising during supervision of PhD, Master, and Bachelor students
    Exchange of good practice among the participants
    Peer consulting

The seminar enables the participants to organise their own research projects using successfully practiced management tools. All theoretical models are applied to the academic environment in Germany. The exchange of good practice methods is supported.  

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09.12.2021 09:00 – 10.12.2021 17:00

(Changed: 2021-07-22)