Thursday (May 11)
Venue: TU Berlin Hauptgebäude (Str. des 17. Juni 135)

All workshops are fully booked! There are waiting lists.
Note that seats are limited and additional costs apply.
Please appreciate that we offer most of the workshops for women only (except the one by Dr. Neela Enke).

Why are some workshops for women only?

If you would like to participate in one of the workshops, please indicate this in your registration.
If you have any questions, please contact registration [at]

Coffee will be available in front of the rooms H 2035-37.

Neela Enke
Leadership and Diversity
by Dr. Neela Enke (open to all genders, already fully booked! Waiting list)

Room: H 2037

The first leadership position for (female) academics often implies a change of institutional, cultural and/or personal context. On top of developing a leadership style (bringing together individual values, experiences and competences) you also need to deal with new colleagues, requirements and the specific cultural expectations of the new organisation. For many questions like the following arise: What kind of leadership styles are there? What do I need to learn to be a good leader? And what to be a good manager? Does leading in academia need different skills than leading in the private sector?

Furthermore, organisational contexts – among them also research organisation – become more and more diverse, but which dimensions of diversity (e.g. gender, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic background…) are relevant for you and the organisation you’re working in? And what does diversity have to do with leadership?

This workshop allows the participants to develop their individual role as a leader and to strengthen their diversity competence as a key aspect of acting professionally in diverse research and organisational environments.

Make an Impact! Self-Marketing and Networking Skills for Women Scientists
by Julie Stearns (for women only, already fully booked! Waiting list)

Room: H 2036

Make an Impact! Self-Marketing and Networking Skills for Women Scientists aims to help participants develop self-marketing and networking skills in professional contexts in particular during interviews, presentations as well as small-talk situations. Furthermore the workshop offers the opportunity to enhance overall effective communication (verbal and non-verbal). The aim is to develop strategies to make a lasting and positive impact on audiences, potential employers and significant contact persons (networking). Trainer input 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 strongest impact. Julie Stearns is a professional trainer and coach (DGfC) as well as theater director and actress and university lecturer.

Jane Bormeister
Rhetoric Workshop (preliminary title)
by Jane Bormeister (for women only, already fully booked! Waiting list)

Room: H 1035

When “presenting”, it is hardly ever the content that counts the most but the way of HOW you bring the content across to the audience: how you speak and how you convince people.
Authenticity and dedication are conveyed through your body, voice and well-structured content: only what really comes across will really reach your listeners.
How do I bring the content across to the audience? How can I control my voice? How do I move on stage and how can I even have fun when speaking in front of an audience? Every participant will recognize her personal effect (being self-conscious) on audiences and to improve it: Body – Voice – Appearance. Everybody will learn how to show indiviual strengths in a speech better and more consciously.
Only what comes accross is there.

Rhetoric makes fun. And we will train it. You will like it!

Gender-oriented career paths and networking strategies
by Svenja Neupert (for women only, already fully booked! Waiting list)

Room: H 2035

  1. Career paths in science, business and administration
    • What is my personal vision, what do I want to accomplish professionally?
    • How can I combine the diversity of interests into a career path?
    • What obstacles do I see and how can I cope with them?
    • Career planning and coincidence – agile planning methods in the three fields of science, business and administration
  2. Gender-oriented career and life planning
    • Subtle and open discrimination mechanisms in science
    • argumentation aids and self-management techniques in dealing with discriminations
    • Functioning compatibility models in the various career stages (doctoral, post doc, professorship)
  3. Successful network strategies
    • Building a strategic network for career and family / private interests
    • Maintain a network
    • Schedule time for networking – Family-friendly networks