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First Approaches to Leadership

After accomplishing a PhD many graduates will move on to leadership positions inside or outside academia relatively quickly. Taking this role is often seen as a challenge. And while learning leadership skills will be a lifelong endeavor, it might be helpful to prepare for this task early.
An essential part of effective leadership is interacting with people in a constructive way: to coordinate activities, to motivate team members in order to achieve objectives, to give (critical) feedback and to resolve conflicts. In this two-day workshop you will improve on your people skills in various settings and hence develop competencies necessary for everyday life in the research team, but also for first leadership tasks. The workshop focuses on the following topics:
• Approaches to leadership
• Principles of constructive communication
• Giving and receiving feedback
• Leading a team
• Dealing with conflict
• Motivating people
You will learn about various interaction skills and reflect on your personal experiences. Several teaching methods will be employed, such as short inputs, individual exercises, group discussion, and role plays.


Seminarzentrum D 2, Raum 1, Bergheimer Straße 58, Eingang Fehrentzstraße


Thursday, 15.03.2018, 09:00 - 17:30 Uhr
Friday, 16.03.2018, 09:00 - 15:00 Uhr


Dr. Ute Leidig
Universität Heidelberg, Abteilung Schlüsselkompetenzen und Hochschuldidaktik

Target Group

Number of participants

Max. 12 Personen


30 €

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