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December 2018

Seminar:
Focused and relaxed way to your doctoral degree: Successful doctoral studies with the help of resilience training and stress management (held in German)
 

Resilience means the ability to cope with stress and crises resulting in personal growth. This is why the doctoral candidates learn to focus on the advantages of a resilient lifestyle by taking into account the 7 resilience factors in the first steps of the seminar. They then learn to create an awareness for stress and its different dimensions before their attention is drawn to the different phases of the doctoral studies.

Speaker: Dr. Antje Friedrich-Gemkow

Date: December 7th, 2018  
Room: Ehemalige Orangerie, eO112
Registration: daniel.romic(at)ku.de

ECTS credits (for doctoral candidates only): 1


November 2018

Seminar:
Just a few things that I noticed - the feedback seminar! (with seminar actor) (held in German)
 

Your manager at your internship treats you unfairly? You have a different opinion than your study group regarding the further course of action? Your parents call too often or your roommate is constantly making noise? You appreciate your friends’ support in a difficult situation? All these scenarios are feedback situations! Although the term feedback is nowadays in inflationary use, it basically only means maintaining a positive attitude of how to treat people with respect and appreciation and of how you can bring clarity into your relationships and communication. You will gain an in-depth insight into the methods of giving feedback, you will work on your attitude and practice typical everyday situations in a role play with a seminar actor. 

Speaker: Simon Holz

Date: November 29th and 30th, 2018
Room: Ehemalige Orangerie, eO112
Registration: daniel.romic(at)ku.de

ECTS credits (for doctoral candidates only): 2


October 2018

Seminar:
Do not fear conflict! (with seminar actor) (held in German)
 

Conflicts are part of our everyday life and we resolve hundreds of them every day without even noticing. They start to become difficult when they are emotionally charged, hard to address or if the issue is sensitive. This training will teach you which steps you have already failed to recognize if a conflict feels awkward and how you can react earlier in future. Your attention is drawn to typical situations and you will learn different methods and strategies to deal with conflicts in an entirely normal way. This allows you to find out about the buttons that need to be pushed to drive you up the wall. Interactive training sessions with a seminar actor will consolidate the skills you have learned and help you to apply the acquired techniques in your everyday life.

Speaker: Simon Holz

Date: October 18th and 19th, 2018
Room: Ehemalige Orangerie, eO112
Registration: daniel.romic(at)ku.de

ECTS credits (for doctoral candidates only): 2


September 2018

Seminar:
The path to professorship – academic career planning strategies (held in German)

In many cases, doctoral candidates decide to take up an academic career in teaching and research too late (only at the end of the doctoral studies phase). However, such career paths should be planned ahead with a strategic concept. One reason is that this career path is subject to strong formal regulations (not only in Germany); another is that the number of vacancies will be significantly lower that the number of interested researchers also in the near future. Whoever starts early in developing their individual professional academic skills profile and building on a corresponding career network will have better chances.

Content:
In order to be able to decide whether or not you would like to go down the bumpy road to professorship, it is of paramount importance that you analyze your own academic skills profile – if you are lacking certain skills, you can use your doctorate/post doc phase to not only acquire academic and subject-specific knowledge but also use the time for strategic further development and chose or design your working contexts so that they allow for a sensible skill upgrade. This is why participants of this workshop will not only analyze their profile regarding academic skills and specialist knowledge but also have a close look at

  • Research-related experience/skills (e.g. acquiring third-party funding and
  • project and scientific management)
  • Teaching skills (including supervision of students in the broadest sense)
  • Leadership skills in the broadest sense (research team, non-academic staff etc.)
  • Interculturality, interdisciplinarity, diversity
  • Academic self-management
  • Existence of a subject-specific and strategic network

Through input sequences, the participants will learn how to upgrade their individual profile in the above listed fields during the qualification phase and which timeline can be helpful.
Brief information on usual ways for application (currently, for example the issue of teaching portfolios) and on formal procedures (junior professorship/W1, W2, W3, habilitation and performances equivalent to habilitation, tenure-track restrictions etc.) is presented as a conclusion.

Methods:
Self-exploratory parts and informative input sequences are supplemented by a focus on practical methods for career planning and strategy development in academic professions.

Objectives:

  • Participants know their academic skills profile and are able to make target-oriented decisions regarding further qualification planning on that basis
  • Participants will be able to use their knowledge regarding formal aspects of academic strategic career planning in order to determine timing and contents of their path to professorship

Speaker: Dr. Eva Reichmann

Date: September 28th, 2018  
Room: Ehemalige Orangerie, eO112
Registration: daniel.romic(at)ku.de

ECTS credits (for doctoral candidates only): 1


WWF - Ingolstadt School of Management offers a series of courses that are suitable and creditable for doctoral students and thus also for members of our Research Training Groups. Registration via KU-Campus.

Courses offered by WWF - Ingolstadt School of Management