SCIENTISTS NEED MORE! – Getting Started

Scientists need more

  • Start: Oct 19, 2020 15:00
  • End: Oct 22, 2020 19:30
  • Speaker: PD Dr. Daniel Mertens
  • http://schillermertens.de/
  • Location: online
  • Host: IMPRS for Organismal Biology
  • Contact: imprs@uni-konstanz.de
SCIENTISTS NEED MORE! – Getting Started
This 4-day online workshops is obligatory for the new doctoral students and offers a first overview on how to get started. AIM - The development of scientific competence of researchers at Max Planck institutes is a major goal. Doctoral candidates improve their communication with their supervisor(s) and colleagues, develop professional skills in team working, networking, planning and project management and know how to use feedback in order to deliver a successful performance. This will enhance their overall effectiveness as they pursue their research studies and maximize success of their future careers. METHOD - Participants will experience interactive lectures, moderated discussions and perform activities to learn from first-hand experience. We will safely move them outside their “comfort zone” to the “learning zone” (Gerald Hüther) to enhance acquisition of novel skills. The experienced challenges are discussed in carefully moderated and focused review sessions, using peer-to-peer feedback as a powerful tool.

Due to the online schedule, the following plan will slightly change but the content remains the same:

Day 1 – Research Skills

  • GROUP DYNAMICS & COMMUNICATION
  • PLANNING & COMMUNICATION
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT, RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF DOCTORATE
Day 2 – Self-Awareness and Relationships
  • GROUP DYNAMICS
  • MODEL ON PERSONALITY PREFERENCES
  • CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
  • FEEDBACK IN SCIENCE
  • INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE
Day 3 – Succeeding in Research
  • RESEARCH COLLABORATION
  • COURSE REVIEW AND SUMMARY
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