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Shaping the culture of science by training scientists to be effective, inclusive, and authentic leaders

Leadership and Management Skills

Leadership and Management Skills Course for Group Leaders

November 8th – 25th, 2022

This online workshop will be facilitated in six half-day sessions spread over 3 weeks (November 8th, 11th, 15th, 18th, 22nd & 25th)

We will work from 14:30 to 18:00 (CET/Berlin)

We believe that leadership skills, essential for today’s challenges in scientific work, can be acquired and developed. Being a leader in science is a role most people have grown into, but, rarely, have been trained for. This workshop will enable group leaders at all levels to master the challenges related to the interpersonal aspects of doing science and to confidently fulfil their leadership role.


  • Advance your communication, collaboration, and leadership skills
  • Improve your (self-) organisational skills
  • Acquire skills to enable and empower others to do good science
  • Learn how to better lead individual and group processes
  • Exchange your experiences as leaders in science
  • Strengthen your network and collaborations
  • Be encouraged to establish and maintain a peer support group

Topic Menu

At the beginning of the workshop, we will collect expectations and current challenges from participants and tailor the workshop based on the following topics:

  • Key communication skills
  • Balancing different professional roles
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborations
  • Dealing with conflicts constructively
  • Dealing with different personalities
  • Building a productive and inclusive group culture
  • Effective time management: setting solid goals; setting priorities
  • Delegating tasks more effectively
  • Keeping motivation high
  • Recruiting the right people
  • Navigating group dynamics

Our Working Style

  • As our training philosophy is based on ‘learning by doing’, we strive for a highly interactive learning environment in which participants actively engage in discussions and exercises
  • The group size is limited to 16 participants
  • We will balance teaching and practical exercises in pairs or small groups
  • We will work with real life cases of participants
  • The workshop will be fine tuned to the needs of the participants
  • We will use the resources of the video conferencing platform Zoom
  • Materials produced during the workshop will be made available to participants

Technical Requirements & Logistics

  • Stable internet connection
  • Latest version of the Zoom video conferencing software on PC or Mac
  • Attending all sessions is mandatory in order to fully benefit from this workshop

Registration fee

€ 1,450.00

incl. VAT

After we confirm your registration, we will send you an invoice for payment in advance.

If you are based outside of Germany and your institution is handling payment, VAT can be exempt (VAT ID required).

Registration is closed.

The vast majority of our trainers are scientists who have been working with scientists for many years. To ensure diversity, each workshop will be facilitated by two trainers.

Registration Deadline

October 07th, 2022

Places are limited to 16 participants. To secure your place, please register as soon as possible.

Do you have any questions? Please get in touch.

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