IMPRS-LS Workshop

Leading and Supervising in Science


Date: Wednesday 18th - Thursday 19th March 2020

Location: Small Conference Room, 1st floor, T-building, MPI of Biochemistry

Trainer: Viola Kraus

Description: Effective leading and supervising in science creates an environment for people to grow. As leaders and supervisors, we have the opportunity to shape an environment that allows people to deal with uncertainty and challenges as well as celebrate successes to help people grow and develop to their full potential.

This two-day workshop will look at how to lead and supervise in science.

Day 1 focuses on leadership and motivation.

We will explore your own preferred leadership and motivation style and infer what you can do to manage and inspire people in line with interests and needs. This includes, for example, finding out what supervisees are capable of and ways to apply different leadership and motivational styles to tap into their potential.

Day 2 concentrates on how to supervise and support your supervisees (e.g. Bachelor and Master students) and also each other in your roles as supervisors.

We will look at management tools available to the supervisor that you can use to help not only your supervisees but also each other (including feedback, delegation, coaching and peer consultation tools).

Both days are highly interactive consisting of discussions, exercises and opportunities to practice and apply leadership tools using your own real-life examples that are relevant to you.