Courses

Workshops offered at all four CEPLAS partner institutions are open to CEPLAS doctoral and postdoctoral researchers (subject to space availability). For a complete list of courses available at CEPLAS partner institutions, please check the official websites (e.g. iGRAD, GSfBS, AMGC, UoC Postdoc Programme, HeRA). Internal training programmes of HHU, UoC and FZJ available in the members section. Please see as well our course archive, as several of the courses will be offered annually. 

Below are examples of upcoming courses. These are allocated to core competencies expected  of graduate researchers and postdocs, based on definitions from the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA). You are encouraged to learn more about the core competencies  and explore related resources

1. Discipline-specific conceptual knowledge

Currently no courses listed.

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2. Research Skill Development

Gentechnische Arbeiten in gentechnischen Anlagen (in German)

16/11/2017 - 17/11/2017

Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

Individual statistical consultation

Date: tba

Individual statistical consultation: If you are facing statistical or bioinformatic problems you can always contact the Center for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (CBiBs) for individual consultation. Please write an E-Mail to CBiBs and ask for a consultation date. CEPLAS will cover the costs that might be charged.

Gentechnik II für wissenschaftliche Beschäftigte (in German)

Date: tba

Instructors: Referenten/innen der Bezirksregierung Köln, MPI, der Universität zu Köln und des IQWiG

Participants: angehende Projektleiter/Innen, Arbeitsgruppenleiter/Innen – Registration required

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3. Communication Skills

Make an Impact! Self-Marketing Skills

19/09/2017

Participants: Postdocs

Trainer: Julie Stearns, impulsplus

Target Group: Post-doctoral fellows who wish to improve their selfmarketing skills and to advance their career prospects and making the most of their commun ication opportunities in a variety of contexts.

Objectives: This workshop helps participants develop self-marketing skills for academics in professional contexts in particular during interviews, presentations as weil as small-talk situations. Furthermore the workshop offers the opportunity to enhance overall effective communication (verbal and non-verbal).

Description: Participants practice for specific contexts of their choice, which can include: interview scenarios, international conferences, team meetings and small talk situations. The aim is to develop strategies to make a Iasting and positive impact on audiences, potential employers and significant contact persons. Throughout the workshop, participants will be guided through interactive exercises to improve their body language, as weil as focus on the quality of their language content and structure of their ideas. Trainerinput will provide the opportunity to gain new insights in effective communication and learn how to present themselves more effectively and to make the best impression and strengest impact. Tc prepare for the workshop, participants are asked to choose a specific communication scenario and provide a basic outline of the scenario and the aims which they would like to achieve.

Contents in briet:

  • Seit-marketing: effectively promoting oneself (verbal business cards)
  • Spontaneaus small talk: informal chatting with a purpese
  • Strategies for interview seenarios
  • Concise and effective introductions: make an impact!
  • Body language focus

Registration: This course is offered by the Postdoc Career Program of the University of Cologne. Please register by filling out the form on https://verwaltung.uni-koeln.de/abteilung43/content/e5791/e8147/016_Anmeldeformular_6_ger.pdf (Postdocs empoyed by HHU, MPIPZ or FZJ have to indicate they are a member of CEPLAS).

 

 

Konfliktmanagement im Wissenschaftsalltag (in German)

12/10/2017

Participants: Postdocs

Trainer:Dr. Dieta Kuchenbrandt

Workshopinhalte:
Der wissenschaftliche Arbeitskontext – geprägt von ungeschriebenen Gesetzen und Standards, multiplen Macht-, Hierarchie- und Beziehungskonstellationen sowie Interessen zwischen Kooperation und Konkurrenz – birgt das Risiko für Konflikte unterschiedlichster Art. Aber wie lassen sich Konflikte klären oder von vornherein verhindern? Worin besteht der tatsächliche Konflikt eigentlich? Wie kann ich einen Konflikt mit meinem/r Vorgesetzten ansprechen, ohne Gefahr zu laufen, Nachteile in Kauf nehmen zu müssen? Wann gebe ich nach und in welchen Situationen sollte ich mich durchsetzen? Wie erkenne ich darüber hinaus alternative Konfliktlösungsmöglichkeiten? Im Workshop lernen die Teilnehmenden, Konflikte zu analysieren und zu verstehen, um hierauf aufbauend Lösungsmöglichkeiten abzuleiten. Es werden zudem Kommunikationsregeln erarbeitet und anhand von kurzen Simulationen erprobt. Mithilfe standardisierter Verfahren lernen die Teilnehmenden, ihren eigenen Konfliktstil zu erkennen und zu reflektieren.

Besonderheit:Das Seminar beinhaltet eine anschließende Prozessbegleitung. Mit den Teilnehmenden werden (auf Wunsch) individuelle Aufgaben zur Festigung und ERweiterung des Gelernten vereinbart und in einem anschließenden kurzen Einzelkontakt nachgehalten.

Registration: This course is offered by the Postdoc Career Program of the University of Cologne. Please register by filling out the form on https://verwaltung.uni-koeln.de/abteilung43/content/e5791/e8147/016_Anmeldeformular_6_ger.pdf (Postdocs empoyed by HHU, MPIPZ or FZJ have to indicate they are a member of CEPLAS).

Social Networking

12/10/2017, 17:30

Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs.

Event in the framework of HeRA Werstatt

German courses for international researchers

06/11/2017 - 05/03/2018

Weekly course in the afternoon/evening

See link for further details on the levels (Elemenatry Level A1.1, Advanced Level A 1.2 or A2)

 

Negotiation Training

20/11/2017 - 21/11/2017

Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

This Training in English is particularly suitable for all employees who have to negotiate business topics with international partners.

Location: Forschungszentrum Jülich

For more information or registration please contact Juliane

Job Application Training

Date: tba

Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

Location: Forschungszentrum Jülich

For more information or registration please contact Juliane.

Konfliktmanagement im Wissenschaftsalltag (in German)

21/06/2018

Participants: Postdocs

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4. Professionalism

Design Thinking

07/09/2017

Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

In collaboration with STARTPLATZ Düsseldorf CEPLAS organizes its first design thinking workshop on Sept 7, 2017 in Düsseldorf.
The workshops starts with a short introduction on start-up culture with different founders introducing their companies, followed by the design thinking part.

Originating in Silicon Valley, Design Thinking is a very creative, powerful technique to effectively structure team work and brain storming processes and develop innovative user-oriented solutions. During the one-day workshop, participants are guided through a complete Design Thinking process ending with a self-made prototype.

Registration is closed.

Rechte und Pflichten als Mitglied einer Berufungskommission (in German)

12/09/2017

Participants: Postdocs

HHU's Strategic Research Fund (SFF)

20/09/2017, 12:30

HeRA Lunch (12:30-13:30) at HHU (Building 21.02 (SSC) Room 21)

Should I stay or should I go? Karrierewege für Postdocs (in German)

27/09/2017

Participants: Postdocs

Bewerben und Potentiale nutzen (in German)

06/11/2017

Participants: Postdocs

Berufsziel Professur (in German)

08/11/2017

Participants: Postdocs

This is a two day workshop: Part II on November 14, 2017 + individual coaching

This course is offered by the Postdoc Career Program of the University of Cologne.

People at UoC can get more information on https://verwaltung.uni-koeln.de/abteilung43/content/karriereentwicklung/postdoc_excellent/seminare_amp_workshops/index_ger.html


People at other institutions please contact Juliane for more information.

Herausforderung Berufungsverfahren (in German)

21/11/2017, 12:00

Postdoc Round Table - 12:00 - 14:00

Die thematischen Postdoc Round Table sind als informeller Austausch zu spezifischen Fragestellungen konzipiert. Eingeladene Gäste geben einen kurzen erfahrungsbasierten Input zum Thema und zu entsprechenden Handlungsstrategien. In informeller Runde besteht die Möglichkeit der Klärung von Fragen sowie dem Austausch von Erfahrungen.

Anschließend laden wir Sie zu einem Lunch ein. Hier können Gesprächsthemen mit den ExpertInnen und den TeilnehmerInnen vertieft und das eigene Netzwerk weiter ausgebaut werden.

Bitte melden Sie sich für die einzelnen Postdoc Round Table mit einer formlosen E-Mail an: postdoc@verw.uni-koeln.de

Professor wanted! How to apply for full professorship

16/01/2018 - 17/01/2018

Participants: Postdocs

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5. Leadership and Management Skills

Leadership Skills

31/08/2017 - 01/09/2017

Participants: Doctoral researchers (after 2nd year) and postdocs

Project management for postdocs and supervisors

10/10/2017 - 17/10/2017

Participants: Postdocs

Personalauswahl leicht(er) gemacht für Nachwuchsgruppenleiter/innen (in German)

11/10/2017, 12:30

HeRA Lunch (12:30-13:30) at HHU (Building 21.02 (SSC) Room 21)

How to lead an coach doctoral researchers

25/10/2017

Participants: Postdocs

Location: Forschungszentrum Jülich

For more information or registration please contact Juliane.

Führungskompetenzen für Promotionsbetreuende und promovierte Wissenschaftler/innen (in German)

27/10/2017 - 28/10/2017

Participants: Postdocs

Other dates: 16/03-17/03/2018 or 04/05-05/05/2018

Projektmanagement für promovierte Wissenschaftler/innen (in German)

12/07/2018 - 05/07/2018

Participants: Postdocs

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6. Responsible Conduct of Research

Good Scientific Practice for (Post)Doctoral Researchers (in English)

21/08/2017

Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

Other dates: 06/11/2017

Gute wissenschaftliche Praxis für für Promovierende/Postdocs (in German)

19/09/2017

Participants: Doctoral reserachers and Postdocs

Other dates: 04/12/2017

Gute wissenschaftliche Praxis für promovierte Wissenschaftler/innen (in German)

12/10/2017

Participants: Postdocs

Other dates: 05/12/2017, 01/02/2018, 09/02/2018

Good Scientific Practice for postdocs and supervisors (in English)

05/06/2018

Participants: Postdocs

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Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich