Venue: will be announced
Time: 10.00 - ca. 17.30 h (with 1 h lunchbreak)
Trainer: Kathrin Keune
Participants: max. 12 persons
Credit Point: acknowledged with 1 CP within the structured research training programme of the Research School
Communication in science often follows informal rules which differ from communication standards in other contexts (e.g. business or politics). To master these implicit and not standardised rules can help you to communicate in a constructive way with both peers and supervisors, and to reach your personal communication goals. In this respect, professional communication is one of the key competencies to support your individual career perspective not only in the academic world.
This workshop follows both a lecture- and experience-oriented method. Besides formal teaching, this workshop focuses on interactive participation to initiate both: a deeper understanding of professional communication and your practical experience in communicating actively in your research environment. The training begins with the reflection and assessment on the participant's experiences in communication. It will continue with exploring the roles of doctoral researchers in her/his work environment considering the various situations, aims and challenges of communication. The workshop will turn the focus on interactive skills, such as communication with peers, management of hierarchical relationships, negotiation skills and basic conflict resolution. It will support you in raising your awareness for different communication situations and will offer your hands-on strategies to deal with them.
Kathrin Keune holds a Master’s degree in Expressive Arts Therapy, Coaching and Education and earned a B.A. in the performing arts. In addition, she worked several years in a medical research laboratory in the USA. She spent more than 5 years in Southern California, USA offering trainings on scientific presentation and communication at different American universities.