How to actively fill out the role as a (female) leader

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In out last article, we presented some scientific evidence that women are disadvantaged in academic science environments. Other than implementing often controversially discussed quota policies, surprisingly little is done to counteract this gender imbalance, particularly found among leaders. In our Female Leaders in Science (FLIS) course, which was initiated and organised by EMBO earlier this year, we chose […]

Female leaders in science

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It is an often cited fact that despite equal proportions of male and female undergraduate students in science, female scientists are underrepresented at higher career stages. For example, in Europe only about 20% of all full professors are female. In addition, women in science earn less money for the same work, they are less likely […]

Help to make scientists better managers

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Becoming a groups leader of a scientific lab comes with a lot of challenges. You need to acquire funds, set up all the necessary infrastructure, establish collaborations, hire the right people at the right time, create a productive work environment, comply with administrative obligations, keep space for creativity, deal with crises and continue publishing. Mind you, this list is […]

New EMBO leadership courses open

We mentioned in our previous post that it all began with leadership courses organised by EMBO. Well, those leadership and laboratory management courses were and still are are a cornerstone of our course portfolio. The list of open courses for 2013 was recently published on the EMBO website and most of them are already closed. So, do hurry if […]

Background? Check!

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Since 2005 hfp consulting has provided leadership skills training to the international scientific community. We pioneered this service in close collaboration with the European Molecular Biolology Organization (EMBO). Together with EMBO we set up the course series “The Art of Leadership” and we are still highly involved in this successful programme. Other organisations followed and […]