EMBO Self-leadership Workshop for women scientists - ONLINE COURSE

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE TAKING PLACE OVER 2.5 DAYS. THE COURSE TIMES ARE IN THE CET (BERLIN) TIME ZONE.
 
You will need to be able to attend from a quiet place where you can work undisturbed. You will need a good internet connection, a webcam and a microphone for video calling. The course uses Zoom.
 

"How self-awareness, self-confidence and self-efficacy can help me to achieve my goals"

INTRODUCTION

Self-leadership is the process by which a person becomes more comfortable with who they are and what they want, allowing them to fulfill their potential and build a strong foundation from which to take daily decisions – both professional and personal. Self-leadership enables better communication, satisfaction and more-balanced decisions.

In the world of scientific research, both men and women can benefit from learning and practicing self-leadership to improve their professional and personal lives. This course, however, is tailored specifically to women scientists to facilitate sharing experiences and insights.

Because women are in the minority at the level of group leaders and professors, they can experience additional challenges in their working environments and institutional structures. This course aims to give women specific support, advice and tools to use in their leadership roles. It is intended for senior postdocs and group leaders.

HOW THIS WORKSHOP WILL HELP YOU

This workshop will enhance your self-leadership. We will explore the topic of self-leadership by addressing self-awareness, self-confidence and self-efficacy. At the same time, this workshop will provide a space where you can exchange ideas and strategies with other women on dealing with and succeeding in the situations that women leaders face at the higher levels of life science research.

At the end of this workshop, you will:

  • recognize that good leadership starts within
  • be more aware of your values, strengths, achievements and intentions
  • understand how personality, biases and stereotypes (your own and those of others) impact your leadership
  • feel strengthened in your capacity to find effective and satisfying ways to deal with challenges concerning your professional role
  • identify your own strategies to develop your (self-)leadership
  • have a clearer view of your different roles in all areas of your life, how you want to be perceived in each one, and how to achieve this

The format of the workshop is highly interactive and practical, involving case-studies, role play, small group work and discussion sessions. You will be actively involved in the course, discussing your own life and leadership experiences and self-reflecting in a guided process. You will be taught leadership and self-focused techniques that can be readily used in daily life to enhance your leadership, success and satisfaction.

A note from Maria Leptin, EMBO Director, is available on this subject.

Timing:

Day 1 & 2: 09.00 to 17.00 (CET/Berlin)

Day 3: 09.00 to 12.00 (CET/Berlin)

Trainers: Melissa Davies & Stéphanie Ruder Schoof

 

Programme

All timings are approximate, as we will be working in a process-oriented manner. The time spent on a topic will expand or shrink to meet the needs of the course participants. Depending on the group dynamics, some topics might be added or not covered.

 

DAY I

09:00

Welcome and frame-setting

3 pillars of self

 

Strengthening self-awareness: „who am I“

  • be clear(er) on who I am: personality, values, communication style...
  • be aware of my competencies and skills
  • understand the role of emotions and how to work with them

12:15

Lunch

13:15

Strengthening self-awareness continued...

  • explore different personalities and their impact on interpersonal communication
  • explore the impact of a good communication
  • explore and reflect on the roles I have in my (personal and professional) life

17:00

End of day 1

DAY II

09:00

Strengthening self-confidence: "I believe in myself, I trust I can do it“

  • more on emotions and learning how to act rather than react
  • build on my achievements
  • how to improve my self-confidence

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Strengthening self-efficacy "getting to where I want to be : what is my next step"

  • how to deal with stress and pressure
  • work-life balance
  • the power of positive feedback

17:00

End of day 2

DAY III

09:00

Strategies, case studies and coaching

  • understanding biases and stereotypes
  • how can my self-leadership influence my leadership
  • case-studies from participants

12:30

End of workshop