Courses 2018

1.    Leadership & Success in the Academic Community, Dr. Sarah Shephard (2 days)
Tuesdays 22 & 29 May 2018, 9–17h, EPFL

  • 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.

2.    Effective Interviewing, Dr. Lille Springall (2 days)
Mondays 24 September & 8 October 2018, 9–17h, ETHZ  & Mondays 21 + 28 January 2019, 9-17h, ETHZ

  • Identify and articulate your strengths and weaknesses
  • Improve your self-presentation skills
  • Learn how to answer and field challenging interview questions in both academic and business settings
  • Practice your self-presentation and interviewing skills in a safe and supportive environment
  • Gain self-confidence
  • Become a highly more effective interviewee fast

Both courses are fully booked, but you can still register on the waiting list for the January 2019 course.

Lille Springall

3.    Career Planning for Scientists, Dr. Sarah Shephard (2 days)*

Thursdays 25 October & 1 November 2018, 9–17h, ETHZ

  • 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.

Course is fully booked. Registrations are closed for this course.


4.    Successful networking, Susanne Matuschek

Wednesday 6 June 2018, 9–17h, ETHZ

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.

5.    Managing role expectations, Team Personnel & Organizational Development (POD), ETHZ-HR 

Wednesday 21 November 2018, 9–17h, ETHZ

  • 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

Learn more about the trainers…

Course is fully booked. Click here to register on the waiting list


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
For registration, please register online only, by using the links by each course description above.

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.