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We offer workshops in the areas of „Scientist and human!“ and „My research“. You can book our offers as a combination of topics or individually. We recommend the complete module especially „Scientist and human!“ as the topics are interrelated and form a wholesome learnabout.
Our workshops are structured into modules; you can combine elements or choose shorter units (lectures, seminars). Talk to us – we are happy to design a customized offer for you.
Scientist and Human
Who am I in science? Which chances have I got and where do I run the risk of not taking myself seriously as a human being?
When you start a scientific career, you usually don´t do this without a reason and a strong interest in the content. When you continue a scientific career, your reasons might have changed, and what has happened to this inner fire in the meantime?
In this area, we ask for the compatibility of the scientist as a researcher and the scientist as a pawn of the scientific system. We uncover motivation that we thought was long lost and learn strategies to keep it in the daily work.
Where do we actually take the energy from, to drive certain projects all till the end? And how do we stay inspired and motivated through this?
To set about your work with motivation is not a stroke of luck, but the result of many factors: for one, the biochemistry in our brains plays an important role, and yes, we can influence that without applying external substances. Furthermore, the distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation is of relevance: one you can directly control, the other you cannot.
In this workshop you engage with theories about motivation, get to know your own points of motivation, and take home tools for keeping up your motivation even after the course, so that you can pursue your life- and career path with inspiration.
What is success for you? And who defines if you are having it?
We deal with the definition of success: which universal criteria are there for success and how do your own ones fit in there? We dissect success stories of famous people and bring for example the „toadman“ on stage in order to define the essential bricks for a successful professional career.
You work out your own definition of success and exchange opinions with others. You leave this module with concrete criteria for your own success and hopefully with the reassuring feeling of being on the right way.
In what ways can one fail in life and in one´s career? Have you failed already and what has happened afterwards?
In this module, we exchange stories of failure, get to know ways of handling it well, and explore what you have already learned from your experiences of failure.
You will learn that failing is no curse but a blessing and get to know strategies with which you can convince your environment to agree with that perspective.
Should I rather eat, sleep, or continue with my PhD thesis? Which tasks should I prioritize now and for how long?
If you often have the feeling of not getting everything done that is important and urgent, if you feel you are always running late but still never finishing, then this course is for you.
You will take home tools to put all the important things in your life into one bag and experience what a relaxed and efficient way of working can be like.
If you bring a concrete project you will put down the basics for its future time management!
What’s at the core of your project? Answering this question is already half the battle. Formulating precisely what needs to be worked on, why this topic is relevant, and for whom, are the central themes we’ll refine with you.
You won’t be writing your research proposal or preparing a presentation with us, but you will take away enough inspiration and structural tools to dedicate yourself to these and similar tasks with concentration and motivation.
The „My Research“ section equips you with all the tools you need to take your project from idea to success.
A few simple tricks from a teacher’s toolbox will not only help you teach better but also convey your content more effectively and become a better leader.
In the „Didactics“ module, we delve into the theory of teaching and learning, learning to apply the principles of reductive didactics and adapt content to the target audience ourselves. Additionally, we practice setting realistic goals for our employees and reflect on our leadership qualities. In the end, you will have familiarized yourself with various knowledge transmission formats and been provided with tools on how to use them effectively.
Grant proposal writing requires not only good persuasive skills but also effective project management.
In this workshop, we introduce methods of rhetoric, practice effective reasoning, and apply these within the context of grant proposal writing. We analyze the various stages and necessary elements of a proposal and learn to approach them logically and systematically. Additionally, we demonstrate how to recover your muse for writing, should you lose it. You will leave the workshop with the feeling that writing proposals can also be enjoyable and tackle the upcoming proposal with enthusiasm and effectiveness.
Effective communication is crucial for cooperative work and self-promotion. Although presenting at a conference and a job interview have different audiences and contexts, the same principles of good and effective communication can be applied in both cases.
In „Successful Presenting,“ you will learn to sharpen your messages and convey them effectively. We also introduce various formats for presentations and science communication. At the end of the workshop, you will have received a toolbox of communication tools from which you can choose the right format for the right occasion.
We will introduce you to the use of helpful project management tools. With us, you will learn how to effectively set goals and monitor their achievement, plan projects, and allocate resources. You will practice what you’ve learned on real research projects. You can also bring your own projects, offer them as case studies in the workshop, or use one of our case examples.