Networking at Conferences (GGG)

Target group:
PhD students of the GGG, other PhD students if free places are available

March 1, 2019 (09:00-17:00)

Tagungszentrum an der Sternwarte / Convention Center by the Observatory, Geismar Landstraße 11
Room: big seminar room
Available seats: 16
Course language: English
Teacher: John Kluempers, PhD

Seminars objectives:
Conferences and workshops give researchers ample opportunities to present their work--and themselves. Communication in professional forums is often decisive for future career options.
This workshop helps participants to meet people with an attitude that is both adequate and self-confident, in informal situations ("socials") as well as in academic discussion settings.
Participants can improve their networking and small talk skills by activating communication tools that made them successful as an academic. Starting with the first steps of initiating small talk, deciding when “bigger” talk can begin, and following up, they then will feel safer and be able to enjoy the occasion as they build up their professional networks.
After the workshop, they will be able to plan professional gatherings in advance and feel more comfortable in the social setting of their academic community. Most importantly, participants will be able to set their own goals and to develop concrete strategies to achieve them.

lesson contents:

  • To identify players, roles, and goals at conferences
  • To derive and develop your individual networking strategies (personal questionnaire)
  • To learn to start, develop, and end conversations
  • To overcome specific hurdles to approach decision makers

Credits: 0 Credits (1 Credit, if you also take part in "Scientific Presentation - Getting it Right" on Feb 27-28, 2019.)
Demands: earnest participation

Application starts Nov 13
Application only via:
Contact for more information: Dr. Britta Korkowsky, Phone: +551 39-28219

This course is organized by the Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences (GGG).

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