With this workshop series, the CRC invites its PhD students and its Postdocs to reflect upon the world of scientific research from different perspectives.
Combining input from the science studies with practical training and coaching, the workshops equip the young researchers with knowledge and skills for a successful career development in the academia or industry, with a special focus laid upon issues of diversity and equal opportunities. The workshops raise awareness of the social, organizational and individual factors shaping professional careers, show possible obstacles and propose strategies for overcoming them. Moreover, the young researchers gain knowledge and skills for leading teams and organizations in ways which foster openness and equal chances for people of different gender, familial, social and cultural backgrounds.
The first workshop took place on 1 and 2 December 2015 at FU Berlin. The focus topics were academic visibility and self-presentation as career development strategies. The program can be found here.
For fall 2017, the CRC is planning a workshop on the topic of work-life balance in academic careers in cooperation with the research network Geo.X.