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Research Leadership for Postdocs

 

Programme

 

DAY I 

12:00

Arrival + Light Lunch

13.00

SESSION 1: Setting the Frame / Warm Up

  • Welcome and short presentation of trainers
  • Introduction
  • Sociometry: visualising different subgroups
  • Course objectives, time schedule, rules & roles
  • Expectations / Contracting

14.15

 

 

SESSION 2: Role Awareness and Working Styles

Appropriate professional roles

Questionnaire on own working style

14.40

Coffee break

15:00

 

 

SESSION 3: Basics of Communication

  • Intro Transactional Analysis
  • Exercise: Typical situations in the lab

16.40

Break

17:00

 

SESSION 4: Personality and Leadership

  • Impact of personality on leadership style

18.00

Dinner

19.15

Plenary discussion

 

Panel interviews

20.45

Learning points, action plan, buddy work

21:00

End of Day 1

DAY II

9:00

R: Repetition / F: Flashlight / P: Programme

9.30

 

 

SESSION 5: Key Communication Skills

  • Introduction to Iceberg Model
  • Active Listening

10.30

Coffee break

10.50

Typical behavioural patterns, feelings, needs

11.30

Active Listening exercise

12.00

 

SESSION 6: Team Development

  • Typical phases of team development - and what a leader can do

13:00

Lunch

14.15

SESSION 7: Managing the work process

  • Process management, management wheel
  • How to set goals (SMARTIES)
  • Setting goals exercise
  • Setting priorities

15.40

Coffee break

16:00

Proactive management group work

16.10

 

 

 

SESSION 8: Conflict Management and Negotiation

  • Appreciative Confrontation: I language
  • Win-win-strategy / Harvard Concept
  • Exercise: Negotiating Authorship

18.00

Dinner

19.15

Evening programme / Free Time

DAY III

9:00

R: Repetition/ L: Leftovers / P: Programme

9.30

 

 

SESSION 9: Application and Recruitment

  • Introduction: 3 Phases of recruitment process
  • Designing a Job Profile

10.50

Coffee break

11:10

How to prepare an application interview

11.50

Behaviour of interviewer and applicant-

12.00

Mock interviews in 2 subgroups part I

13:00 Lunch
13:45 Mock interviews in 2 subgroups part II

14:45

Debriefing, discussion in plenum

15:05

Coffee break

15:15

Wrap-up: processing and feedback

16.00

Workshop closes