Kick-Off Event

To launch the 2023 program of courses and coaching Groups, a networking will take place on Friday, February 3, 2023. More information on that page

Aims of coaching groups

  • To support scientists in their career planning process and to allow participants interchanging and improving personal networking
  • To make participants aware of possible alternatives to academic careers
  • To support them in decision reframing, in creativity processes, in getting over past conflicts, help them reflecting their own situation
  • To support them in applying for new jobs (how to improve application documents, preparation for interviews)


Workshops, working groups, individual works, presentations, talks, role play exercises, coaching tools


The fee for participants from the ETH domain amounts to 250.- CHF for 5 half-days sessions


Before registering you should know who’ll pay the invoice (yourself or your employer). It’s very important for us, as it will change the way the invoice is prepared.


Sessions begin in 2022 and last for up to 6 months (5 half-days).


Registration will open six weeks before the coaching group starts, please use the online registration form on the webpage.
Participant number: 8
Coaching groups will take place if the minimum number participants is reached.

Cancellation policy

For cancellations latest one week before the start of the coaching group and in case of illness or force majeure, the participants will be reimbursed.

Additional individual coaching session

Participants from each coaching groups are eligible to ask their coaching group trainer for an individual coaching session. These individual sessions cost an extra CHF 50.-

Commitments and duties

participants are expected to attend all coaching group sessions.


Fri 21.04.2023, 13h – 17h, Dr Sarah Shephard

Doctoral students and postdocs
Other dates will be decided together with Coachees

Wed, 10.05.2023, 13-17h Sibyl Schaedeli

Doctoral students and postdocs
Thu, 01.06.2023, 13-17h (online)
Tue, 13.06.2023, 13-17h (online)
Mon, 21.08.2023, 13-17h (online)
Tue, 19.09.2023, 13-17h (on campus)

Fri, 12.05.2023, Dr. Verity Elston

Doctoral students & postdocs Focused on career choices within or beyond academia
Other dates will be decided together with Coachees

Wed, 24.05.2023, Dr. Ingrid Le Duc

Doctoral students & postdocs Focused on skills transfer for PhD and Post-Docs in STEM disciplines
Other dates will be decided together with Coachees

Mon, 05.06.2023, 13-17h Dr. Monika Clausen

Advanced postdocs
Mon, 26.06.2023, 13-17h
Thu, 13.07.2023, 13-17h
Mon, 21.08.2023, 13-17h
Thu, 07.09.2023, 13-17h

Tue, 22.08.2023, 9-13h Dr. Lille Springall

Doctoral students and postdocs
Tue, 26.09.2023, 9-13h
Tue, 24.10.2023, 9-13h
Tue, 21.11.2023, 9-13h
Tue, 12.12.2023, 9-13h