Learn more about our wowkshops for your career development!

On this website you can find more information about the content of the workshops. On each day of the event you can register for one workshop. Please note that some workshops will be offered in English and other in German.

The following workshops will be offered in English:

  • Career Planning between Doctorate and Professorship“, Mirjam Müller, Thursday, 28 September 2017, 16:00-18:00 h
  • How to apply for funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG)? Early Career Fellowships of the GRS, Robert Rode & Dr. Katrin Weise, Thursday, 28 September 2017, 16:00-18:00 h
  • „How to bring great ideas to life and take your innovation to market? KIC, an EU Initiative to unleash your innovation potential in an international context, Sergi Costa, Friday, 29 September 2017, 11:00-13:00 h

The following workshops will be offered in German:

  • „Erfolgreiche Wissenschaftler/innen sind Netzwerker/innen!“, Katja Wolter, Thursday, 28 September 2017, 16:00-18:00 h
  • „Gründen mit Bauchgefühl – Die Lean Startup-Methode mit Effectuation-Ansatz“, Jonathan Saudho, Friday, 29 September 2017, 11:00-13:00 h

To learn more about the content of the workshops:

Career Planning between Doctorate and Professorship

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 16:00-18:00 h

This workshop is open to post-docs in their early or mid-term career phase. It addresses aspects of career planning with the aim to apply for a professorship. By taking the example of the academic career portfolio, we will discuss requirements and next steps on the academic career ladder. Participants will reflect on their personal career portfolio and their networks. The workshop also discusses career options within the German academic system and communicates methods for strategic career planning.

Focus:

  • Qualification requirements: The academic career portfolio
  • Networks and network strategies
  • Strategic career planning
Trainer:

Mirjam Müller works as staff developer and coach at the University of Konstanz, one of eleven universities of excellence in Germany. She has long-standing professional experience in the promotion of junior academics, counselling post-docs on their way to their first professorship as well as into career paths outside of academia. A historian by education, her career led her from industry to academic management, where she worked on several responsible positions promoting the career of young academics. She is the author of two career guidebooks (Campus Verlag): „Promotion – Postdoc – Professur. Karriereplanung in der Wissenschaft“ and „Karriere nach der Wissenschaft. Alternative Berufswege für Promovierte“. She is also a member of the coaching in academia network (Coachingnetz Wissenschaft).

Erfolgreiche Wissenschaftler/innen sind Netzwerker/innen!

Wie kann ich Netzwerke nutzen, um meine Karriereziele zu erreichen?

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 16:00-18:00 h

Erfolgreiche Menschen arbeiten kooperativ. Das setzt voraus, dass sie fähig sind, Netzwerke aufzubauen und zu pflegen. Was ist wirklich dran an der Forderung nach guter Vernetzung, welche Bedeutung haben Netzwerke für das berufliche und private Vorankommen und was tut man über-haupt, wenn man „netzwerkt“?
Die Teilnehmenden reflektieren ihre Karriereziele und die eigenen Netzwerke, die Sie dafür benötigen. Der Workshop zeigt den Nutzen von wissenschaftlichen Netzwerken auf und unterstützt die Teilnehmenden ihre eigene Netzwerkfähigkeit zu analysieren.

Leitfragen:

  • Welches Netzwerk brauche ich für meine Ziele?
  • Was gebe ich ins Netzwerk? Wie stelle ich mich dar?

Schwerpunkte:

  • Sensibilisierung für wissenschaftliche Netzwerke und deren Nutzen
  • Analyse der eigenen Netzwerkfähigkeit
  • Verbinden von Karrierezielen und Netzwerk
Trainer:

Katja Wolter studierte Wirtschaftswissenschaften in Stralsund und Liverpool (England). Sie arbeitete im Controlling eines internationalen Baustoffherstellers in Frankfurt am Main, anschließend für die ARD in Berlin und später als Director of Finance and Controlling für die Deutsche Entertainment AG in Berlin. Seit 2014 leitet sie das Steinbeis-Forschungszentrum – Institut für Ressourcen-Entwicklung in Greifswald.

How to apply for funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG)? Early Career Fellowships of the GRS

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 16:00-18:00 h

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is a leading research funding organization in Europe. One of its main objectives is to offer young researchers early career support. Particularly, in the orientation stage of your academic career the DFG offers funding programmes to provide you with appropriate support. A possibility to conduct your first independent postdoctoral research project is to apply for a research grant of the DFG. To promote postdoctoral researchers at BTU, graduates from all faculties of the BTU can apply for the "Early Career Fellowship" of the Graduate Research School (GRS). The GRS fellowship provides you with seed funding to write your project proposal and to submit it to the DFG. In this workshop, we will inform you about the specific requirements of the Early Career Fellowships of the GRS and give you practical information on how to write a good DFG research grant proposal. This workshop aims particularly at PhD/doctoral researchers in the last stage of their thesis and prospective postdoctoral researchers.  

Trainer:

Dr. Katrin Weise, BTU Science Support DFG-Funding

For more information: Link zu einer externen Seite www.b-tu.de/forschung

Trainer:

Robert Rode, Manager of the Graduate Research School (GRS)

For more information: Link zu einer externen Seite www.b-tu.de/researchschool

Gründen mit Bauchgefühl – Die Lean Startup‐Methode mit Effectuation‐Ansatz

Friday, 29 September 2017, 11:00-13:00 h

Was ist ein Geschäftsmodell und wie entwickle ich ein solches? Was kann ich genau jetzt tun, um an einem selbstständigen Karriereweg zu arbeiten? Dieser Workshop ist für alle Forscherinnen und Forscher, die sich diese oder weiterführende Fragen stellen oder sich allgemein für die Selbstständigkeit interessieren. Als Grundlage für den Workshop dient die Philosophie des Lean Startup sowie der Effectuation‐Ansatz. Als praktisches Hilfsmittel für die Skizzierung der anfänglichen Idee wird der Lean Canvas als Tool eingeführt. Alle, die eine Selbstständigkeit für sich in Betracht ziehen, sind herzlich eingeladen.

Trainer:

Jonathan Saudhof, Gründungsservice BTU

Weitere Informationen: Link zu einer externen Seite www.b-tu.de/gruendungsservice

How to bring great ideas to life and take your innovation to market?

KIC, an EU Initiative to unleash your innovation potential in an international context.

Friday, 29 September 2017, 11:00-13:00 h

Would you like to take part in Summer school were to enhance your graduate education with entrepreneurship and innovation skills alongside with PhDs from all over Europe? Do you need coaching and mentoring to unleash your ideas on climate change and sustainable energy and make an international impact? Are you looking for a pre-incubator for your start-up ambitions?

Get answers to these questions and more at this workshop, that will focus on the opportunities offered by the KICs-Knowledge and Innovation Communities, an initiative funded through the EIT-European Institute of Innovation and Technology and part of the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. With special emphasis on EIT Climate-KIC and EIT InnoEnergy programmes, this workshop is addressed to all BTU PhDs and PostDocs interested in taking part in Entrepreneurship and Education Programmes related with innovation on the above mentioned topics. Those willing to bring their ideas to the market, get professional coaching and networking at European Level are invited to attend. Insider views will be provided through testimonials, videos and a moderated panel discussion.

Trainer:

Sergi Costa, BTU Science Support EU-Funding

For more information: Link zu einer externen Seite www.b-tu.de/forschung