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SCIENTIFIC WRITING

Friday, October 11, 2019

Training Outline

▪ Characteristics of scientific language
▪ Structure of scientific texts: the macro, the meso and the micro
▪ The elements of good style
▪ Types of writers and writing strategies
▪ Overcoming difficulties in the writing process
▪ Giving and receiving text feedback

Learning Outcomes

After the workshop, the participants
▪ are able to identify important characteristics of research papers
▪ are familiar with the elements of good scientific style
▪ are effective in giving and receiving text feedback
▪ are familiar with methods to overcome difficulties in the writing process

Lecturer: Dzifa Vode (www.schreib-fertig.de)

Location: SAOT, Paul-Gordan-Straße 10

Time: 10:00 – 18:00

FUNDAMENTAL OF LEADERSHIP

Saturday, 22nd of September

Fundamental of Leadership is a dynamic, one-day programme designed to introduce the fundamentals of effective leadership. Do you ask yourself how to move from expertise to leadership? Do you want to reflect on your own role(s) as a leader? This seminar is specifically developed to meet the leadership needs of who will be or already is in a professional role or is interested in leading people.

In this seminar, we discuss different theoretical leadership concepts and use practical examples to explore those concepts. The components of the seminar involve first looking in more detail at leadership and reflect on different situations.

Leadership basics:
Toolbox for leadership
Leadership skills
Requirements and tasks of a leader
Knowing about leadership styles
Successful delegation of specific tasks
Giving and receiving feedback
Impact on a team’s performance
Building up high-performance teams
Motivational factors for teams

Clearness of roles:
Aspects of the new professional role
Gaining acceptance in the new role
Leader or friend, colleague or boss?

All about yourself:
What kind of a leader and manager will I be?
What are my strengths and where are areas for development?

This seminar will help you to:
develop your own approach to your leadership role
find out if you want to become a leader
set and achieve motivating targets
prepare for your new responsibilities as a leader
be confident even in difficult situations

Lecturer: Rüdiger Herbst Challenge Learning

Location: SAOT, Paul-Gordan-Straße 10

Time: 09:00 – 17:00

 


PROJECT-MANAGEMENT

Saturday, 07th of July

With rapid change being the by-word of today’s business environment more and more work is becoming project-based. Leading and managing projects is a critical skill set.
A project is a temporary and one-time endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service or frequently to solve a particular problem.
The frist challenge of project management is ensuring that a project is delivered on time and within budget. The second, more ambitious, challenge is to optimally allocate and integrate the various inouts needed to meet the pre-defined objectives.
An efficient project management makes the difference between success and failure in business.

Scope

  • Introduction: What is a Project? What does Project Management mean?
  • Gain an Overview of a Project Life Cycle and Organization plan
  • Understand more about project Management Standards practices
  • Working with Project Management Processes
  • Discover Project Management Knowledge Areas like Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resource Management, Communication and Risk
  • Avoid clash “pitfalls”
  • This training provides you with the essential tools, techniques and skills for project management to turn your current and future projects into a personal and organizational success

Achieved results

  • understanding the meaning and the consequences of projects
  • identifying the scope, limitations and expectations linked to your project
  • breaking down projects into four crucial phases
  • mastering a variety of effective tools and techniques for each phase (milestone plan, cost&capacity plan, activity list & structure and further instruments)
  • identifying traps and success factors of communication in projects
  • knowing how to use leadership skills to gain agreement and support
  • managing your time by distinguishing between project, job and daily tasks
  • handling the complexity by efficient tools

Lecturer
Rüdiger Herbst, Challenge Learning

Location: Starting from SAOT, Paul-Gordan-Straße 10

Time: 09:00 – 17:00

 


PRESENT YOUR SPEECH TO BE REMEMBERED

How to present yourself and your subject to catch attention of your audience

January 26th and 27th

Why do some people get the attention and all the credit? Most presentations are forgotten in a blink … and what is even more upsetting: so many remarkable specialists who went to so much effort in the preparation vanish alongside with their presentations out of the memory of their audience.

In this absorbing 1 ½ days of group workshop you will develop your own way of presenting a professional subject and place yourselves in the middle of the attention … lasting!

We will meet friday afternoon and till saturday evening you will work out a thriving strategy to „pitch“ your presentations.

You can expect answers, techniques, tools and tips for these questions:

  • How do I talk so that my audience will listen up?
  • How do I speak so that my audience will memorize?
  • How do I present so that my audience will be effected?

Optional you can choose a second focus for saturday:

In meetings, at conferences and business appointments you get to know people … and knowing some persons might be the key to your personal success.

How do you present yourself, how do you introduce yourself so that your dialog partner

  • will remember you,
  • will keep your requests in mind,
  • will be pleased to support you personally?

We will give to this focus the relevant space and time requested by the workshop group.

Time: Friday 15:00 – 18:00 , Saturday 9:00 – 17:00
Location: Paul-Gordan-Straße 10
Lecturer:  Renate Mahr, Challenge Learning

CULTURE SHOCK GERMANY

25th, November, 2017

Intercultural Seminar about Germany

Every culture has its characteristics.

As a none-German you experience these every day and often find yourself puzzled, perplexed, sometimes offended. For you it is interesting to change the perspective and to discover, what lies behind the behavior, what attitude, values and intentions define the way Germans tend to act and talk.

For the Germans these characteristics are mainly invisible, yet still defining. For them the seminar is a glance in the mirror that helps to not only understand yourself but also behavior and reactions of your non-German co-workers.

Content
Typical German
Life in Germany
Working with Germans
Good and bad impressions

Typical Stories
Case Examples
Own Experiences
Analyzing the German perspective, intention and effect
Behavior in similar situations

German cultural standards

Values and norms behind “German behavior”
Their effect on Non-Germans
their cultural-historical background

Steps to success

Transferring cultural knowledge on upcoming Tasks
Things to know about Germany
Tips and tricks
Open questions

Time: 9:00 – 17:00

Location: Paul-Gordan-Straße 10

Lecturer: Dr. Sylvia Schroll-Machl works as intercultural trainer for many years, furthermore she did research about cultural standards at the University Regensburg. She is the author of many book about the topic including: “Die Deutschen – Wir Deutsche.

More information www.schroll-machl.de


CONVERSATIONAL SKILLS FOR CRUCIAL DIALOGUES AND CONFLICTMANAGEMENT

24th, June, 2017

The quality and outcome of your dialogues and conversations is a critical success factor in nearly every area of your life.

The way you handle conversations when it matters and how you prevent situations to escalate in conflicts have a huge impact on the quality of your life.

In this training you will learn how to handle difficult and important conversations better.

You will get tools to

  • Prepare for high-stake situations
  • Transform anger and hurt feelings into solution-oriented dialogue
  • Make it safe to talk about almost anything
  • Be a better listener
  • Openly address and solve difficult topics while improving the relationship

This training will be an intense mixture between short inputs and loads of training and exercises in small groups. You will have the opportunity to work on given examples as well as on personal challenging situations.

Time: 9:00 – 17:00
Location: Paul-Gordan-Straße 10
Lecturer:  Lothar Sippl, Challenge Learning


HOW TO SURVIVE IN A JOB INTERVIEW

19th May 2017, 09.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m., plus one hour on 20th or 21th May

The two-day-course trains the student how to perform in a job interview

  • On the first daythe usual structure of and requirements in a job interview are presented and recommendations are given how to perform successfully. In small role plays the theory is put into practice.
  • On the secondor third day each student will attend a real ‘live’ simulation of a job interview.

On the first day the whole group works together. On the second/third day individual time slots for the students will be scheduled. Therefore time required for each single student is only the first day (19th May) and about one hour on the second or third day (20th or 21st May) and the maximum number of attendants is limited to sixteen. We ask for a registration by 31st March in order to know whether one or two days for the invidual interviews are needed.

Lecturer: Franka Strietzel, Dr. Jürgen Großmann

Location: SAOT / MAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Str. 8/10


IMPROVING YOUR ABSTRACT IMPACT – AN EDITOR’S PERSPECTIVE

13th January 2017, 2 – 6pm

In a scientific paper, the abstract is the most important and immediate entry point for your readers. An effective abstract can result in invitations to conferences, interest and input from fellow researchers, and publication in leading journals. In this workshop, we will begin with some advice and then review your own abstracts to help you to improve your impact and expand your vocabulary.

Lecturer: Dr. Richard Webb

Dr. Richard Webb completed his PhD in Germany and went on to become an editor first at Nature and then for the New Scientist. He will bring in the publisher’s perspective: what to avoid, how to structure your abstract for the greatest impact.

POLISHING YOUR SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATION

27th January 2017, 2 – 6pm

This session gives you the ideal opportunity to practice your scientific presentation in a small group. The slides of a presentation which you have already prepared will be reviewed by an experienced native speaker before the session.

Feedback will be given on your pronunciation and delivery style so that you can present with confidence at the next conference. A video recording of your performance is also available for your own personal review.

Lecturer: Sheila Regan


FUNDAMENTAL OF LEADERSHIP

Saturday, 10th of December

Fundamental of Leadership is a dynamic, one-day programme designed to introduce the fundamentals of effective leadership. Do you ask yourself how to move from expertise to leadership? Do you want to reflect on your own role(s) as a leader? This seminar is specifically developed to meet the leadership needs of who will be or already is in a professional role or is interested in leading people.

In this seminar, we discuss different theoretical leadership concepts and use practical examples to explore those concepts. The components of the seminar involve first looking in more detail at leadership and reflect on different situations.

Leadership basics:
Toolbox for leadership
Leadership skills
Requirements and tasks of a leader
Knowing about leadership styles
Successful delegation of specific tasks
Giving and receiving feedback
Impact on a team’s performance
Building up high-performance teams
Motivational factors for teams

Clearness of roles:
Aspects of the new professional role
Gaining acceptance in the new role
Leader or friend, colleague or boss?

All about yourself:
What kind of a leader and manager will I be?
What are my strengths and where are areas for development?

This seminar will help you to:
develop your own approach to your leadership role
find out if you want to become a leader
set and achieve motivating targets
prepare for your new responsibilities as a leader
be confident even in difficult situations

Lecturer: Markus Gebhardt Challenge Learning

Location: SAOT, Paul-Gordan-Straße 10

Time: 09:00 – 17:00


SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY – BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE FOR MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Saturday, 22nd of October 2016

Workshop about the famous experiments of social psychology and the related phenomena: How to act, react and interact more anticipatorily and reach your goals naturally, easily and fast.

The human behavior is irrational, but never the less predictable:
Managers and leader who do not understand fellow humans and their way of acting cannot manage or lead effectively, neither staff nor projects nor workflow processes. Sucess begins where we start to understand mankind so that the understanding of human behavior enables wise interference.

The matter of psychology is human nature, which is the trigger of our behavior, the impact of our acting and the causes of our well-being.

Contents
In this workshop we analyze mostly original film sequences and interviews of the related scientists of some of the most famous experiments of social psychology as the Marshmallow Experiment, the Stanford Prison Experiment, “The eye of the storm” and others. The conclusions will lead us to discussing the logical patterns of natural leadership.

Course of action
In this workshop we analyze and discuss every experiment in teamwork. Hereupon we ask ourselves where in organizations and in what situations the individualized phenomena occur and how we can take action to manage and lead effectively and efficiently towards.

Lecturer: Renate Irena Mahr , Challenge Learning

Location: SAOT, Paul-Gordan-Straße 10

Time: 09:00 – 17:00


TEAM-BUILDING (OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE)

Saturday, 11th of June 2016

What is it about?

This course invites you to experience first-hand what is possible with experiential training methods and see how the methods used lead to an optimized transfer into daily business life.
Experiential training methods focus on turning experiences into action. You can benefit from these methods wherever you want to propel performance – team and leadership development, effective communication, change management and organization development. You will participate actively in a variety of methods and discover for yourself how effective they are.

In a pleasant learning environment we work on three levels:

  • Experiment – try out action-oriented methods
  • Reflection – on results, success, process, communication, roles
  • Transfer – work with theories and concepts to ensure transfer on the job

The relaxed atmosphere and fun, combined with the call to apply learning in your life, make this training a positive experience for you, the participant.

Content:

Trying out methods, both indoor and outdoor.
Reflecting on exercises – supporting on findings, understandings and key learning
A complex outdoor exercise
Challenge as a key factor in the process of learning and development

Lecturer: Lothar Sippl, Challenge Learning

Location: Starting from SAOT, Paulo-Gordan-Straße 10

Time: 8:30 – 17:00

Please bring clothing for outside (rain-jacket, sun-lotion, shoes for outdoors,a small back-pack, watter bottle).


PROJECT-MANAGEMENT

Saturday, 23rd of April

With rapid change being the by-word of today’s business environment more and more work is becoming project-based. Leading and managing projects is a critical skill set.
A project is a temporary and one-time endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service or frequently to solve a particular problem.
The frist challenge of project management is ensuring that a project is delivered on time and within budget. The second, more ambitious, challenge is to optimally allocate and integrate the various inouts needed to meet the pre-defined objectives.
An efficient project management makes the difference between success and failure in business.

Scope

  • Introduction: What is a Project? What does Project Management mean?
  • Gain an Overview of a Project Life Cycle and Organization plan
  • Understand more about project Management Standards practices
  • Working with Project Management Processes
  • Discover Project Management Knowledge Areas like Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resource Management, Communication and Risk
  • Avoid clash “pitfalls”
  • This training provides you with the essential tools, techniques and skills for project management to turn your current and future projects into a personal and organizational success

Achieved results

  • understanding the meaning and the consequences of projects
  • identifying the scope, limitations and expectations linked to your project
  • breaking down projects into four crucial phases
  • mastering a variety of effective tools and techniques for each phase (milestone plan, cost&capacity plan, activity list & structure and further instruments)
  • identifying traps and success factors of communication in projects
  • knowing how to use leadership skills to gain agreement and support
  • managing your time by distinguishing between project, job and daily tasks
  • handling the complexity by efficient tools

Lecturer
Markus Gebhardt, Challenge Learning

Location: Starting from SAOT, Paul-Gordan-Straße 10

Time: 09:00 – 17:00


HOW TO SURVIVE IN A JOB INTERVIEW

8tth April 2016, 09.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m., plus one hour on 9th or 10th April

The two-day-course trains the student how to perform in a job interview

  • On the first daythe usual structure of and requirements in a job interview are presented and recommendations are given how to perform successfully. In small role plays the theory is put into practice.
  • On the secondor third day each student will attend a real ‘live’ simulation of a job interview.

On the first day the whole group works together. On the second/third day individual time slots for the students will be scheduled. Therefore time required for each single student is only the first day (8th April) and about one hour on the second or third day (9th or 10th April) and the maximum number of attendants is limited to sixteen. We ask for a registration by 12th March in order to know whether one or two days for the invidual interviews are needed.

Lecturer: Franka Strietzel, Dr. Jürgen Großmann

Location: SAOT / MAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Str. 8/10


NETWORKING AND CONFERENCE SKILLS IN ENGLISH

This course will give you experience of typical conference settings in which you have to communicate effectively in English. You will learn how to create an effective “verbal abstract” and how to participate actively in seminars and discussions. In addition to communicating in formal settings, you will develop and practise small talk and networking skills.

Lecturer: Sheila Regan
Date: 12th March 2016
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Location: Paul-Gordan-Straße 10


HOSTING INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHERS

This course will give you practice in welcoming and hosting international researchers. The workshop includes writing polite and efficient emails, intercultural issues and useful language for welcoming your guest. In the second half of the course we will have dinner in a restaurant (with German cuisine!) to practise small talk and useful language for informal interaction.

Lecturer: Sheila Regan
Date: 29th January 2016
Time: 15:00 – 20:00
Location: Paul-Gordan-Straße 10


FOCUS ON SCIENTIFIC WRITING

26th and 27th February 2016

Subjects:

  • Writing for scientists
  • Writing an outline for a paper – a step-by-step approach
  • Principles of publishing
  • What factors will ensure successful publication of a paper?
  • Style and language
  • Making posters
  • Oral presentations

Lecturer: Dr. John Carpenter, JF Training

Location: MAOT/SAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Strasse 10

DEVELOPING AN ONLINE-PROFILE AS A SCIENTIST

How to present yourself online

How can scientists benefit from the active use of social media and what are the risks of online communication? The course will give an introduction by giving current examples, it will show the possibilities of scientific online communication and offer practical tipps and tricks.

Topics

  • Public Science 2.0 – shared knowledge
  • Online-Profiles of scientist and institutions – being there is just the beginning
  • Researcher-Blogs – Diversity of Style and  Form
  • Twitter, facebook, researchGate, Likedln – Building Networks and Tending them
  • Timemanagement and Monitoring – Useful Tools
  • Data Security and Copyright Laws – Knowing How

Lecturer

Dr. Tobias Maier is a biochemist with more than ten years of experience in research at international institutes. He directs an agency for scientific communication and writes the Blog WeiterGen on ScienceBlogs

Date: 27th June

Time: 9:00 – 17:00
Location: Paul-Gordan-Straße 10
Lecturer: Dr. Tobias Maier, Nationales Institut für Wissenschaftskommunikation
Number of Participants: 12
Language: English

 


WORKING IN INTERCULTURAL TEAMS

Cultural Diversity
Within the last decade working with other cultures got more and more normal. Sometimes we are surprised by behaviours we do not understand. This seminar will help you to get along even easier in the international world.

Content:
Understanding culture

What is culture? Where does it come from? Key terms, processes, and concepts to help you understand the general meaning of culture and how it works in our world. The central focus of this course is the relationship between “Culture in the Abstract” and “Culture in the Flesh”. It is important to understand that the beliefs and behaviours of a particular culture are not arbitrary, but are part of that culture’s rich history and heritage.
Breaking Down Stereotypes
Get to know the important keys to building a cross-cultural community, especially the need for breaking down harmful stereotypes. What is needed to break down stereotypes? It requires that individuals and societies make a commitment to gaining new insights and perspectives through compassion, honesty, self-control, compromise and participation with the common good in mind.
Cultural Differences in the Workplace
Explaining the characteristics and challenges of a multicultural workplace, introduces you to issues that may occur as a result of workplace diversity.
Celebrating Diversity
This seminar offers you the opportunity to learn how to celebrate cultural diversity with your peers, other employees or guests at your place property.

Date: 13th June

Time: 9:00 – 17:00
Location: Paul-Gordan-Straße 10
Lecturer: Markus Gebhardt, Challenge Learning

 


HOW TO SURVIVE IN A JOB INTERVIEW

15th May 2015, 09.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m. , plus one hour on 16th or 17th May

The two-day-course trains the student how to perform in a job interview

  • On the first daythe usual structure of and requirements in a job interview are presented and recommendations are given how to perform successfully. In small role plays the theory is put into practice.
  • On the secondor third day each student will attend a real ‘live’ simulation of a job interview.

On the first day the whole group works together. On the second/third day individual time slots for the students will be scheduled. Therefore time required for each single student is only the first day (15th May) and about one hour on the second or third day (16th or 17th May) and the maximum number of attendants is limited to sixteen. We ask for a registration by 17th April in order to know whether one or two days for the invidual interviews are needed.

Lecturer: Franka Strietzel, Dr. Jürgen Großmann

Location: SAOT / MAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Str. 8/10

 


RESILIENCE – BALANCE YOUR BODY, MIND AND SOUL

The most effective way to boost your adaptability to stressful situations

Topics

  • Learn about the concept of resilience
  • Evaluate your status of resilience
  • Interrupt negative patterns which generate distress
  • Discover what makes & keeps you healthy
  • Learn from insights of positive psychology and happyness research
  • Practical strategies of active stress reduction and relaxation

Methods

  • Edutainmnent and discussion
  • Experiential practice individually and in small groups
  • Self reflection and feedback
  • Methods of relaxation

Lecturer

Dr. Cornelia Schödlbauer, Consultant, trainer and coach. Specialist for resiliance and stress reduction issues. Former professor for leadership and team development.
For more than 10 years she has been working in the field of personal resource management. She is a practioner in mindfulness meditation, yoga and the endurance sports running and bike riding.

Date: 28th February

Time: 9:00 – 17:00
Location: Paul-Gordan-Straße 10
Lecturer: Dr. Cornelia Schödlbauer, Challenge Learning

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SIMULATION)

Content:

  • Balance Sheet and P&L (Profit and Loss)
  • Cash Flow
  • KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
  • Working Capital Management
  • Profitability
  • Direct and Indirect Costs
  • EBIT

Process

You will be part of a group of directors. Each group has its own company as Board Simulation. In this group you will experience several different periods in the simulation. With coins and boxes you will understand how values move inside the company. It will be an interactive sesion where you have to do all movements on the board. At the end of a period you will calculate your annual result and the related KPIs.

Benefits

With the help of the simulation it will be a highly interactive session. You will have the chance to “grab” entrepreneurial competence.

Date: 29th November

Time: 9:00 – 17:00
Location: Paul-Gordan-Straße 10
Lecturer: Dirk Fröhlich, Simdustry

 


SCIENTIFIC WRITING WORKSHOPS

SAOT students have the opportunity to have their own paper (ca. 10 pages) edited by a native speaker of English and peer reviewed in a small group of students. Two dates have been set for the coming months, however, additional workshops can be arranged whenever ca. 4 students have a paper, poster or presentation ready for submission. Just send an email to Sheila Regan (sheila@uni-works.de) to organize possible dates.

  • Friday, 14.11, 14.00 – 18.00
  • Friday, 05.12, 14.00 – 18.00

Lecturer: Sheila Regan

Location: SAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Str. 10, first floor

Credit points: 0.5 / course


COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR RESEARCHERS

These two workshops on oral (rather than written) communication will boost your confidence in speaking English, support you in making useful professional contacts, and help you to present your research more effectively. The workshops each have a different focus and can be taken individually, but it is helpful to do both.

  • Friday, 21.11, 14.00 – 18.00: Communication part 1

Practicing professional communication and polishing your pronunciation (interviews, short talks, networking)

  • Tuesday, 25.11, 16.00 – 20.00: Communication part 2

Most effective ways to start and end (scientific presentations, networking conversations).

Lecturer: Sheila Regan

Location: SAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Str. 10, 1st floor

Credit points: 0.5 / course

 


FOCUS ON SCIENTIFIC WRITING

17th and 18th October 2014

Subjects:

  • Writing for scientists
  • Writing an outline for a paper – a step-by-step approach
  • Principles of publishing
  • What factors will ensure successful publication of a paper?
  • Style and language
  • Making posters
  • Oral presentations

Lecturer: Dr. John Carpenter, Jane Fraser Association

Location: MAOT/SAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Strasse 10

 


HOW TO SURVIVE IN A JOB INTERVIEW

16th May 2014, 09.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m. , plus one hour on 17th or 18th May

The two-day-course trains the student how to perform in a job interview

  • On the first daythe usual structure of and requirements in a job interview are presented and recommendations are given how to perform successfully. In small role plays the theory is put into practice.
  • On the secondor third day each student will attend a real ‘live’ simulation of a job interview.

On the first day the whole group works together. On the second/third day individual time slots for the students will be scheduled. Therefore time required for each single student is only the first day (16th May) and about one hour on the second or third day (17th or 18th June) and the maximum number of attendants is limited to sixteen. We ask for a registration by 7th April in order to know whether one or two days for the invidual interviews are needed.

Lecturer: Franka Strietzel, Dr. Jürgen Großmann

Location: SAOT / MAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Str. 8/10

 


TIME- & SELF-MANAGEMENT

Saturday, 29th of March 2014

Do you sometimes wish there was one more day in the week in order to get everything done? And do you find yourself involved in too many topics and projects, leaving hardly any time for your own tasks and reflection?
Improving your time- and self-management means mastering and controlling your workload instead of being controlled by it.
The key to a more structured and organized workday is to become aware of your personal patterns, strenghts, and potentials and to set priorities.

Benefit

  • Find your own way – which suits you
  • Gain valuable ideas to structure your workday more efficiently
  • Identify areas for improvement regarding your time-management and get concrete tips for their implementation
  • Define goals and set personal priorities

Contents

  • Defining goals in order to set priorities
  • Time-Management versus Self-Management: understanding the difference?
  • Analysis of your personal patterns regarding time- and self-management
  • Overview of different tools, techniques, and key concepts for optimizing time- and self-management
  • Different ways to handle correspondence such as mail and email more efficiently
  • next steps: transfer of results into your everyday work life

Lecturer
Markus Gebhardt, Challenge Learning

Location: Starting from SAOT, Paul-Gordan-Straße 10

Time: 09:00 – 17:00

 


PROJECT-MANAGEMENT

Saturday, 28th of June

With rapid change being the by-word of today’s business environment more and more work is becoming project-based. Leading and managing projects is a critical skill set.
A project is a temporary and one-time endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service or frequently to solve a particular problem.
The frist challenge of project management is ensuring that a project is delivered on time and within budget. The second, more ambitious, challenge is to optimally allocate and integrate the various inouts needed to meet the pre-defined objectives.
An efficient project management makes the difference between success and failure in business.

Scope

  • Introduction: What is a Project? What does Project Management mean?
  • Gain an Overview of a Project Life Cycle and Organization plan
  • Understand more about project Management Standards practices
  • Working with Project Management Processes
  • Discover Project Management Knowledge Areas like Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resource Management, Communication and Risk
  • Avoid clash “pitfalls”
  • This training provides you with the essential tools, techniques and skills for project management to turn your current and future projects into a personal and organizational success

Achieved results

  • understanding the meaning and the consequences of projects
  • identifying the scope, limitations and expectations linked to your project
  • breaking down projects into four crucial phases
  • mastering a variety of effective tools and techniques for each phase (milestone plan, cost&capacity plan, activity list & structure and further instruments)
  • identifying traps and success factors of communication in projects
  • knowing how to use leadership skills to gain agreement and support
  • managing your time by distinguishing between project, job and daily tasks
  • handling the complexity by efficient tools

Lecturer
Markus Gebhardt, Challenge Learning

Location: Starting from SAOT, Paul-Gordan-Straße 10

Time: 09:00 – 17:00

CAREER COMPASS AND VISION

Saturday, 7th of December

Do you want to get clearer about career planning and your vision – to get a better understanding of what is important in your life.
Most of us spend at least one-third of our day at work. Many of us will have multiple jobs and more than one career. From time to time as circumstances in your life change, it is beneficial to survey our career and determine if changes need to be made. In some instances, a job carer change will be your choice, at other times the change will be outside our control.
Regardless of all these circumstances, being prepared for moving on to our next career phase can make the transition less stressful and more rewarding

Benefit
Understanding career planning
Be aware  of our history and about future planning
Getting a clear understanding of our strenghts
Get a better understanding what counts for you in your life
Getting along your career less stressful

Contents
Define a vision
Setting out a clear path
Check our preferences and possibilities
Work/life wheel – work/life balance
Path exploration

Lecturer
Markus Gebhardt, Challenge Learning

Location: Starting from SAOT, Paulo-Gordan-Straße 10

Time: 09:00 – 17:00


LEADERSHIP – BASICS

Saturday, 28th of September

Due to a lot of interest the course will be offered twice. The second date is on 21st of September!

Do you want to learn some basics about leadership – to get a better understanding what does it mean.

Leadership is about people, values, cooperation, and creating a happy, motivated working atmosphere. As a future leader in the business world or at universities, you are required to have vision, make future-oriented decisions and to ensure that the people you lead can make the best possible use of their qualities. Leadership is about humans! This seminar will help you understand the basics of leadership. You will get to know different leadership styles and you will figure out which style best compliments your personal qualities.

Benefit
Understanding the basics of leadership
Develop your own leadership toolbox
To know how to avoid typical mistakes when you become a leader
Improve your communication

Contents
What is leadership?
Leadership in the context of organizational dimensions and cultures
What is delegation?
Communication skills, feedback, conflict management…
Becoming familiar with your future role and developing your own authentic and effective leadership style
Understanding the situational leadership
Challenges and team dynamics

Lecturer: Lothar Sippl, Challenge Learning

Location: Starting from SAOT, Paulo-Gordan-Straße 10

Time: 9:00 – 17:00

There might be some outside part so please bring some warm clothing and a rain jacket.


SCIENTIFIC WRITING WORKSHOP

28th June 2013, 2.00 to 6.00 p.m.

Students have their own paper (maximum 12 pages), poster, presentation slides or up to 4 abstracts reviewed and corrected by the lecturer in advance of the workshop. The paper must be submitted one week before the workshop at the latest. During the workshop students revise the corrections and review another researcher’s paper. Each student’s common errors are identified and discussed in the group so that all participants can avoid common mistakes and make improvements when writing papers in the future.


OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE

Saturday, 15th of June 2013

What is it about?

This course invites you to experience first-hand what is possible with experiential training methods and see how the methods used lead to an optimized transfer into daily business life.
Experiential training methods focus on turning experiences into action. You can benefit from these methods wherever you want to propel performance – team and leadership development, effective communication, change management and organization development. You will participate actively in a variety of methods and discover for yourself how effective they are.

In a pleasant learning environment we work on three levels:

  • Experiment – try out action-oriented methods
  • Reflection – on results, success, process, communication, roles
  • Transfer – work with theories and concepts to ensure transfer on the job

The relaxed atmosphere and fun, combined with the call to apply learning in your life, make this training a positive experience for you, the participant.

Content:

Trying out methods, both indoor and outdoor.
Reflecting on exercises – supporting on findings, understandings and key learning
A complex outdoor exercise
Challenge as a key factor in the process of learning and development

Lecturer: Lothar Sippl, Challenge Learning

Location: Starting from SAOT, Paulo-Gordan-Straße 10

Time: 8:30 – 17:00

Please bring clothing for outside (rain-jacket, sun-lotion, shoes for outdoors,a small back-pack, watter bottle).


NEGOTIATION SKILLS – HOW TO INCREASE YOUR IMPACT

Saturday, 16th March 2013

Negotiation is getting more and more important to get better output. The negotiation competence can have a massive impact on the organization future as well as on your own career.

Content

  • Getting an overview of the key factors of negotiations
  • The key elements of a successful preparation
  • Controlling & influencing the negotiation process
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Coping with emotions that usually accompany conflicts
  • Understanding conflicts and dealing with them effectively
  • Negotiating win-win solutions
  • Recognising and handling the impact of cross-cultural differences in negotiations
  • The power of using body language and voice to get attention of the audience
  • The impact of communication
  • Controlling the opening by taking the “driver seat” position
  • Regaining control by summing up and repackaging
  • Practicing techniques to break deadlocks
  • Analyzing and understanding your audience’s needs

Lecturer: Susann Patuschka, Challenge Learning

Location: MAOT/SAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Strasse 10


HOW TO SURVIVE IN A JOB INTERVIEW

26th April 2013, 09.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m. , plus one hour on 27th or 28th April

The two-day-course trains the student how to perform in a job interview

  • On the first daythe usual structure of and requirements in a job interview are presented and recommendations are given how to perform successfully. In small role plays the theory is put into practice.
  • On the secondor third day each student will attend a real ‘live’ simulation of a job interview.

On the first day the whole group works together. On the second/third day individual time slots for the students will be scheduled. Therefore time required for each single student is only the first day (26th April) and about one hour on the second or third day (27th or 28th April) and the maximum number of attendants is limited to sixteen. We ask for a registration by 28th March in order to know whether one or two days for the invidual interviews are needed.

Lecturer: Franka Strietzel, Dr. Jürgen Großmann

Location: SAOT / MAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Str. 8/10


EFFECTIVE MODERATION

Saturday, 26th January 2013, 9 am – 5 pm

The art of “Moderation” is essentially the unseen ability to make things happen. Meetings happen thousands of time a day in the average international organization. Unfortunately many of them lead to little in the way of results and to a maximum of discouragement.

Content

This course is designed to develop and improve your individual skills. Learn new tools for guiding the meeting process in such a way that the clarity, agreement and action are the outcomes of every meeting.

  • Clarity of actions and goals
  • Meeting preparation and planning
  • Pre-meeting communications
  • Get practical hints for good moderation
  • The “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of structured moderation/facilitation
  • How to create a positive atmosphere and make meetings fun
  • Structuring your moderation to lead a meeting

Lecturer: Markus Gebhardt, Challenge Learning

Location: MAOT/SAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Strasse 10


IMPROVING IMPACT IN SCIENTIFIC WRITING

1st February 2013, 1.00-6.00 pm

In a scientific paper, the abstract is the most important and immediate entry point for your readers. An effective abstract can result in invitations to conferences, interest and input from fellow researchers, and publication in leading journals.

Styles vary, but the basic purpose remains the same: to explain your study concisely and precisely. In this workshop we will begin with some general issues in scientific writing and then review your own abstracts to help you to improve your impact and expand your vocabulary.

The lecturer completed his PhD in Germany and went on to become an editor first at *Nature* and then for the *New Scientist*. He will bring in the publisher’s perspective: what to avoid, how to structure your abstract for the greatest impact.

Location: MAOT/SAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Strasse 10

Lecturers: Richard Webb, editor at New Scientistand Sheila Regan, Uniworks

CAREER DEVELOPMENT THROUGH RESEARCH FUNDING

25th October 2012, 4.00-8.00 pm, 26th October 2012, 9.00 am-5.00 pm

The seminar gives an introduction into the scientifc system and funding programmes for the development of a scientific career and invidual projects. It covers the aims and characterisitics of selected programmes and how to apply there (both German and European programmes). The students learn about the perspectives of a reviewer. The mechanism of a peer-reviewing process are illustrated by a simulated peer-review of a students’ own project. The lecturer formerly worked for the ‘Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft’ (DFG).

Modules:

  • Presentation of imporant German and European research programmes
  • Developing a personal career plan. The attendants are supported in the selection of the research programmes which fits best to their needs and scientific background
  • Writing a proposal. This module covers how to identify the main targets of a research programme which should be met by a proposal and which criteria reviewers have for evaluating a proposal.
  • Attendants of the course work on a short draft for a proposal and present it to the group.

Location: MAOT/SAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Strasse 10

Lecturer: Dr. Beate Scholz


SELECTED TOPICS IN DIGITAL IMAGING: IMAGE DIGITIZATION, RESAMPLING AND BUILDING CONTINUOUS IMAGE MODELS

Lecturer: Prof. L. Yaroslavsky, Professor Emeritus, Deptartment of Physical Electronics, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Image digitization, resampling and building continuous image models are fundamental issues of digital imaging.

In the course presented are general principles of image digitization, fundamentals of sampling theory, optimal methods of image quantization, principles of image perfect resampling with applications to image geometrical transformations, precise numerical integration and differentiation and image reconstruction from projections.

The course is intended for the graduate level and is supported by exercises in Matlab.

Time: Mon, Sep 3, 16.00-19.00Tue, Sep 4, 16.00-19.00Thur, Sep 6, 16.00-19.00 Venue: 0.157-115 – CIP Pool EEI

For the topics Optical Metrology, Computational Optics and Optical Material Processing 1.5 Credit Points can be earned.


BASIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Saturday, 30th June 2012, 9.00 am – 05.00 pm

The one-day-course gives an introduction into fundamentals of project management in a company. It includes theoretical sessions and group work on a mini-project.

Some subjects:

  • Definition of a project
  • Phases of a project
  • Project organisation
  • Project roles
  • Kick-off meetings
  • Project planning
  • Risk management
  • Team development

Lecturer: Markus Gebhard, Challenge Learning International

Location: SAOT/MAOT, Paul-Gordan-Str. 8/10


HOW TO SURVIVE IN A JOB INTERVIEW

01st June 2012, 09.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m. , plus one hour on 2nd or 3rd June

The two-day-course trains the student how to perform in a job interview

  • On the first daythe usual structure of and requirements in a job interview are presented and recommendations are given how to perform successfully. In small role plays the theory is put into practice.
  • On the secondor third day each student will attend a real ‘live’ simulation of a job interview.

On the first day the whole group works together. On the second/third day individual time slots for the students will be scheduled. Therefore time required for each single student is only the first day (1st June) and about one hour on the second or third day (2nd or 3rd June) and the maximum number of attendants is limited to sixteen. We ask for a registration by 15th April in order to know whether one or two days for the invidual interviews are needed.

Lecturer: Franka Strietzel, Dr. Jürgen Großmann

Location: SAOT / MAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Str. 8/10


SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH WORKSHOP

11th May 2012, 2.30 to 6.30 p.m.

Students have their own paper (maximum 10 pages) reviewed and corrected by the lecturer in advance of the workshop. The paper must be submitted one week before the workshop at the latest. During the workshop students revise the corrections and review another researcher’s paper. Each student’s common errors are identified and discussed in the group so that all participants can avoid common mistakes and make improvements when writing papers in the future. –  After the registration students can send a paper directly to the lecturer on info@uni-works.de.

Lecturer: Sheila Regan

Location: SAOT / MAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Str. 8/10


SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH WORKSHOP

30th March 2012, 2.30 to 6.30 p.m.

Students have their own paper (maximum 10 pages) reviewed and corrected by the lecturer in advance of the workshop. The paper must be submitted one week before the workshop at the latest. During the workshop students revise the corrections and review another researcher’s paper. Each student’s common errors are identified and discussed in the group so that all participants can avoid common mistakes and make improvements when writing papers in the future. –  After the registration students can send a paper directly to the lecturer on info@uni-works.de.

Lecturer: Sheila Regan

Location: SAOT / MAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Str. 8/10


SELF MARKETING AND POSITIONING IN ORGANISATIONS

17th March 2012, 09.00 am to 05.00 pm

Skillful and smart people always find the right place in life! – Is that really true? What factors drive success within organisations besides skill and knowledge? – It’s the networking! And networking means: how to let others know who you are, what you aim at and how they can support you.

We analyse elements of self marketing and train efficient strategies. You get feedback and learn more about your self marketing possibilities.

Lecturer: Dr. Cornelia Schödlbauer, Challenge Learning International

Location: SAOT / MAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Str. 8/10


FROM TIME MANAGEMENT TO SELF MANAGEMENT

28th January 2012, 09.00 a.m to 05.00 p.m.:

One of our most delicate resources in private and business life is time. But in reality time cannot be managed, it is uncontrollable – we can only manage ourselves and our use of time. The challenge is to use the same 24 hours to get more done, with less stress and with the feeling that you are in control of your time. This training supports you in reaching your business and personal goals by making maximum use of your time in by makin the maximum use of your time through:

  • doing the right things
  • setting meaningful goals, priorities and tasks and doing the things right
  • planning and organizing yourself to be efficient and effective.

Lecturer: Markus Gebhardt, Challenge Learning International

Location: SAOT / MAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Str. 8/10


SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH WORKSHOP

25th January 2012, 3.30 to 7.30 p.m.

Students have their own paper (maximum 10 pages) reviewed and corrected by the lecturer in advance of the workshop. The paper must be submitted one week before the workshop at the latest. During the workshop students revise the corrections and review another researcher’s paper. Each student’s common errors are identified and discussed in the group so that all participants can avoid common mistakes and make improvements when writing papers in the future. – After the registration students can send a paper directly to the lecturer on info@uni-works.de.

Lecturer: Sheila Regan

Location: SAOT / MAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Str. 8/10


NETWORKING AND CONFERENCE SKILLS IN ENGLISH

21st January 2012, 10.00 a.m. to 02.00 p.m.:

This course will give you experience of typical conference settings in which you have to communicate effectively in English. You will learn how to create an effective “verbal abstract” and how to participate actively in seminars and discussions. In addition to communicating in formal settings, you will develop and practise small talk and networking skills. Maximum participants: 12

Lecturer: Sheila Regan

Location: SAOT / MAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Str. 8/10

SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH WORKSHOP

09th December 2011, 2.30 to 6.30 p.m.

Students have their own paper (maximum 10 pages) reviewed and corrected by the lecturer in advance of the workshop. The paper must be submitted one week before the workshop at the latest. During the workshop students revise the corrections and review another researcher’s paper. Each student’s common errors are identified and discussed in the group so that all participants can avoid common mistakes and make improvements when writing papers in the future. –  After the registration students can send a paper directly to the lecturer on info@uni-works.de.

Lecturer: Sheila Regan

Location: SAOT / MAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Str. 8/10


HOSTING INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHERS

26th November 2011, 10.00 a.m. to 02.00 p.m.

This course will give you practice in welcoming and hosting international researchers. The workshop includes writing polite and efficient emails, intercultural issues and useful language for welcoming your guest. In the second half of the course we will have lunch in a restaurant to practise small talk and useful language for informal interaction.

Lecturer: Sheila Regan

Location: SAOT / MAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Str. 8/10


CULTURAL DIVERSITY

02nd July, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Lecturers: Markus Gebhardt,  Challenge Learning

Within the last decade working with other cultures got more and more normal. Sometimes we are surprised by behaviours we do not understand. This seminar will help you to get along even easier in the international world. Content:

  • Understanding Culture.What is culture? Where does it come from? Key terms, processes, and concepts to help you understand the general meaning of culture and how it works in our world. The central focus of this course is the relationship between “Culture in the Abstract” and “Culture in the Flesh.” It’s important to understand that the beliefs and behaviors of a particular culture are not arbitrary, but are part of that culture’s rich history and heritage.
  • Breaking Down Stereotypes.Get to know the important keys to building a cross-cultural community, especially the need for breaking down harmful stereotypes. What is needed to break down stereotypes? It requires that individuals and societies make a commitment to gaining new insights and perspectives through compassion, honesty, self-control, compromise and participation with the common good in mind.
  • Cultural Differences in the Workplace.Explaining the characteristics and challenges of a multicultural workplace, introduces you to issues that may occur as a result of workplace diversity.
  • Celebrating Diversity.This seminar offers you the opportunity to learn how to celebrate cultural diversity with your peers, other employees or guests/clientele at your place property.

HOW TO SURVIVE IN A JOB INTERVIEW?

17th June, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. plus one hour on 18th or 19th June

Lecturers: Franka Strietzel, Com/on/four GmbH, Jürgen Großmann

The two-day-course trains the student how to perform in a job interview:

  • On the first dayt he usual structure and requirements of a job interview are presented and recommendations are given how to perform successfully. In small role plays the theory is put into practice.
  • On the secondor third day each student will attend a real ‘live’ simulation of a job interview.

On the first day the whole group works together. On the second/third day individual time slots for the students will be scheduled. Therefore time required for each student is only the first day and about one hour on the second or third day and the maximum number of attendants is limited to sixteen. We ask for a registration by 29th April in order to know whether one or two days for the invidual interviews are needed.


SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH WORKSHOP

Lecturer: Sheila Regan

Permanently SAOT offers workshops in Scientific English which are handled flexible so that students can have their work reviewed as and when they need it. Each SAOT student is entitled to get one English paper (or presentation/poster) reviewed.

The work will only be edited if the students attends a workshop of 2 – 4 hours in which a small group of students review several papers (posters/presentations) together with the tutor, Sheila Regan. This is to ensure that – in addition to an improved paper – students also have the opportunity to learn about their particular common mistakes and also learn from others.

Whenever possible, student will receive the revised paper within two weeks. A workshop date would be arranged once a sufficient number of papers had been submitted.


CONFERENCE ENGLISH FOR EFFECTIVE NETWORKING

Two individual courses on 16th April and 14th May, 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Lecturer: Sheila Regan

This course will give you experience of typical conference settings in which you have to communicate effectively in English. You will learn how to create an effective “verbal abstract” and how to participate actively in seminars and discussions. In addition to communicating in formal settings, you will develop and practise small talk and networking skills. It is carried out independent of the permanent offered Scientific English Workshop (see above).

SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH WORKSHOP

Students had the opportunity to submit a paper in advance (maximum 10 pages) which is reviewed and corrected by the lecturer. The paper had to be submitted three weeks before the meeting at the latest. Students then met to revise the corrections and review another researcher’s paper. Each student’s common errors were identified and discussed so that they improved their writing of papers in the future.

  • Monday, 22nd March 2010, 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6
  • Friday, 11th June 2010, 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6
  • Friday, 8th October 2010, 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6
  • Friday, 10th December 2010, 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6

Lecturer: Sheila Regan


SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH WORKSHOP

Students had the opportunity to submit a paper in advance (maximum 10 pages) which is reviewed and corrected by the lecturer. The paper had to be submitted three weeks before the meeting at the latest. Students then met to revise the corrections and review another researcher’s paper. Each student’s common errors were identified and discussed so that they improved their writing of papers in the future.

  • Monday, 22nd March 2010, 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6
  • Friday, 11th June 2010, 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6
  • Friday, 8th October 2010, 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6
  • Friday, 10th December 2010, 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6

Lecturer: Sheila Regan


SCIENTIFIC WRITING AND PUBLISHING

11th December 2010, 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6

Lecturer: Dr. Georgina Hutber, Jane Fraser Association


BASIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The one-day-course gave an introduction into fundamentals of project management in a company. It included theoretical sessions and group work on a mini-project.

Some subjects:

  • Definition of a project
  • Phases of a project
  • Project organisation
  • Project roles
  • Kick-off meetings
  • Project planning
  • Risk management
  • Team development

Date: Saturday, 13th November, 9.00 – 17.00

Lecturer: Markus Gebhard, Challenge Learning International


PRESENTATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH

The course is to support students in creating a presentation they have to give on a conference. A presentation which the students design and script will be reviewed and improved throughout the course. The students can be filmed so that they can analyze their own performance.

Lecturer: Sheila Regan, Damien Quinn


CAREER DEVELOPMENT THROUGH RESEARCH FUNDING

9th April 2010, 4.00 p.m. to 10th April 2010, 5.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6

Lecturer: Dr. Beate Scholz

The seminar gives an introduction into the scientifc system and funding programmes for the development of a scientific career and invidual projects. It covers the aims and characterisitics of selected programmes and how to apply there (both German and European programmes). The students learn about the perspectives of a reviewer. The mechanism of a peer-reviewing process are illustrated by a simulated peer-review of a students’ own project. The lecturer formerly worked for the ‘Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft’ (DFG).

Modules:

  • Presentation of imporant German and European research programmes
  • Developing a personal career plan. The attendants are supported in the selection of the research programmes which fits best to their needs and scientific background
  • Writing a proposal. This module covers how to identify the main targets of a research programme which should be met by a proposal and which criteria reviewers have for evaluating a proposal.
  • Attendants of the course work on a short draft for a proposal and present it to the group.

GETTING TO A YES – MAKE YOUR WORK LIFE EASIER

This course is specially designed to develop and enlarge your personal skills in these areas by a 2-day intensive course. It will boost your confidence level and make you familiar with specific techniques to increase your power and intensify your message, provides you with more understanding what an agreement really is – even in tough situations. It is better if you join both courses, but it is also possible to just join one.

Lecturer: Markus Gebhard, Challenge Learning International

General outline

To get your job done right and with fun – you have to fulfil different needs and to master successfully two challenges:

  • Getting agreements
  • Manage conflicts

Depending on the participants objectives and skills, the trainers will analyze and train on the following issues:

Part I: The deeper understanding – tools and practical approach

Saturday, 6th March, 9.00 a.m – 5.00 p.m.

  • Identify and focus on the audience’s needs (one person or group)
  • How to prepare for important meetings
  • Shape your central message and structure your meeting / presentation
  • Identify and utilize “Impact Techniques”
  • Design and handle appropriate visual support
  • Deal with questions and objections
  • Understand tools form project management
  • Improve your negotiation skills
  • How does an agreement look like

SCIENTIFIC WRITING AND PUBLISHING

5th December 2009, 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6

Lecturer: Dr. Louise Fuller, Jane Fraser Association

For this course it is necessary that all students prepare some small exercises before the course. The course includes the option to submit own papers in advance for which an individual feedback is given.


SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH

by Sheila Regan, 7th of November 2009, 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6

A practical, hands-on writing course designed to help students improve their writing of abstracts, papers and other academic pieces of writing. The course also look at editing techniques and vocabulary and phrases typically used in academic scientific English.

Topics:

  • Writing an abstract, Describing figures, processes, change
  • Editing your paper
  • Improving your academic writing style
  • Writing funding proposals, professional email correspondence

VIRTUAL TEAMS THAT WORK

24./25.04.2009 in Erlangen.

Within the last decade the definitions of ‘teams and teamwork’ have shifted quite significantly. It used to be that a team was an intact group of people working in conjunction with one another and having frequent if not constant face to face interactions. The Global Economy has changed that notion radically. Nowadays teams are more and more often quite dispersed, with members not just in different buildings but often on different continents.


FACILITATING MEETINGS – TEAM DECISION MAKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING

06./07.03.2009 in Erlangen

Meetings are a crucial element of business, with millions being held all over the world every day. Managing meetings will help you to improve your handling of meetings – whether you are attending as a participant or as the chairperson – so that they run efficiently and effectively.


ENGLISH FOR PH.D. STUDENTS

Wednesday, 6.00 – 8.00 p.m., 15.10.2008 – 04.02.2009


CLEAR COMMUNICATION

16./17.01.2009 in Erlangen

In this module you will learn practical ground rules for running meetings with teams or individuals in terms of clear communication. The seminar goes on to look at techniques for dealing with ‘difficult situations’ including ways of defending your corner.

WORKING IN SUCCESSFUL TEAMS

12./13.12.2008 in Erlangen

Lecturer: Dr. Cornelia Schödlbauer, Challenge Learning International

Are you interested what a real team drives? What are the characteristics of high performance teams? And what you have to do to achieve that? Productive and effective teams don’t just happen – they need to be carefully developed to generate the best results for your business. In order to build high performance teams, individuals and managers need to enlarge their knowledge and skills required to work within a group.


SCIENTIFIC WRITING AND PUBLISHING

05./06.12.2008 in Erlangen

Lecturer: Dr. Louise Fuller, Jane Fraser Association


TIME MANAGEMENT – HOW TO GET EVERYTHING DONE AND STILL HAVE TIME

17./1810.2008 in Erlangen


BASICS IN ECONOMICS 2: PROJECT MANAGEMENT

17./18.10.2008 in Erlangen


PRESENTATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH

with Damien Quinn, 4./11./17./18.07.2008


BASICS IN ECONOMICS 1: HOW DOES AN ENTERPRISE WORK?

Friday, 7.3.2008, 4.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.; Saturday, 8.3.2008, 9.00 a.m – 5.00 p.m.


SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATION

“How to make a presenation with PowerPoint?”
with Dr. Jürgen Großmann, 25.-26.01.2008


SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING

“How to Write a Good Scientific Paper and Submit It Successfully?”
with Dr. Claus-Ascheron, Springer Science & Business Media, 7.-8.12.2007