Courses 2019

Registration form is available HERE

1. Career Planning for Scientists, Dr. Sarah Shephard (2 days)
Tuesdays, May 21 & 28, 2019, 9h00–17h00, EPFL
FULLY BOOKED. Registrations are still possible on the waiting list

  • You identify your current professional strengths and weaknesses and can create opportunities to polish and develop your skills in your current position.
  • You identify your own values, needs and priorities for your professional life and can formulate a clear statement which will help you connect with like-minded people.
  • You know the similarities and differences between different professional contexts (academia, the private sector [for example, industry or a start-up] and the public sector) and can choose wisely the context that best fits your goals, personality, temperament and needs.
  • You can use professional situations to find potential “kindred spirits”, those people who share your values and professional goals.
  • You can present yourself well in job interview situations.
Sarah Shephard

Methods: Highly interactive seminar using a wide variety of learning methods such as group, pair and individual exercises, plenary discussions, case studies, coaching, and feedback, complemented by theoretical input on the relevant topics.


2. Successful Networking, Susanne Matuschek
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 9h00–17h00, ETHZ
FULLY BOOKED. Registrations are closed for this course.

This one-day workshop provides in the theoretical part information about definition and important features of a network, presents the most important steps (4 step model), methods, tools and Do’s and Dont’s of networking and gives insight why a good network is a career factor for women scientists. The course additionally gives insight why a good network is a career factor for women scientists presenting research on networking & networks.

Sarah Shephard
Practical part: self-positioning (network analysis), oral presentation and discussion as well as feedback by the trainer; training on how to contact and start working on an individual network plan.

3. Self-Marketing Skills – indispensable to boost your career, Dr. Monika Clausen (2 days)
Fridays, October 4 & 11, 2019, 9h00–17h00, ETHZ
FULLY BOOKED. Registrations are closed for this course.For most of us self-marketing is the most difficult thing to do. Often, we have prejudices against self-selling or are not aware on how to do it in a coherent way. The workshop is focusing on four main topics: reflection on self-confidence, development of communication skills, practicing self-presentation and discussion of tips and tricks for improved self-marketing.Objectives:

  • Learn about the basic ideas of self-marketing and define its meaning for themselves
  • Identify success stories and practice a lasting and impressive self-presentation
  • Learn about verbal and non-verbal communication tools
  • Learn about social interaction models and identify some of their behavior preferences
Monika Clausen
Methods: Theoretical inputs to the various topics, structured pair and group tasks, plenary discussions and practicing contact situations

4. Leadership & Success in the Academic Community, Dr. Sarah Shephard (2 days)
Tuesdays, October 22 & 29, 2019, 9h00–17h00, ETHZ
FULLY BOOKED. Registrations are closed for this course.

  • You identify your current strengths and weaknesses as a leader and can create opportunities to polish and develop your skills in your current position.
  • You identify your own values, needs and priorities as a leader and can formulate a clear leadership statement for use with your (future) team.
  • You can implement effective, practical tools to better supervise graduate students and a research team.
  • You can implement effective and practical strategies for negotiations, and for dealing with conflict.
  • You understand how your communication style supports or undermines your own leadership, and practice and polish your style (with individual feedback) throughout the course.
Sarah Shephard
Methods: Highly interactive seminar using a wide variety of learning methods such as group, pair and individual exercises, plenary discussions, case studies, coaching, and feedback, complemented by theoretical input on the relevant topics.

5. Managing role expectations, Team Personnel & Organizational Development (POD), ETHZ-HR
Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 9h00–17h00, ETHZ
FULLY BOOKED. Registrations are still possible on the waiting list

  • What are your expectations towards a meaningful and successful life?
  • Reflecting on the different expectations towards you and your roles (now and future).
  • Getting awareness about potential conflicts between different expectations.
  • Personnel assessment to better understand your personality, strengths, challenges, values, etc.
  • How do they support your expectations or those of relevant others towards yourself and your roles?
  • Identifying potential pitfalls considering your personality and expectations: what does enable and what does hinder an effective performance in your roles?
  • Further actions/measures based on learnings

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Costs
The costs of the courses are FREE of charge for participants of the ETH domain.
Participants from other universities can register, but the cost will be 200CHF/day.

* Courses taking place at EPFL are offered in the Staff Training Center premises. EPFL members therefore have priority to participate in those courses. These courses are not open to participants external to the ETH domain.

Schedule / Snacks & Lunches
All courses will take place between 9-17h if not specified otherwise.
Snacks and refreshments are included in the offer, lunch will be sponsored when the minimal number of 8 participants is exceeded.

Registration
Please use the online registration form on the top of this page.

For EPFL courses, the registration is done through the Staff Training Program’s platform.

Deadline for registration: 4 weeks before the start of the course
Participant number: 8-12.
Courses will take place with the minimum number participants is reached.

Cancellation policy
Fees can apply for last minute cancellations, which can be invoiced to the participant.