Soft Skills

As a member of the Graduate School you will have the chance to improve your academic expertise as well as your personal skills. We offer language courses in English and German to equip you for your daily encounter with German bakeries, libraries and much more but also prepare you for your presentations in English at international conferences. There will also be a number of workshops on anything from management and rhetorics trainings to time management seminars and talking to the media. The topics of the soft skills seminars are adjusted according to the wishes and needs of our students. Usually several seminars are offered per semester. The number of participants is limited to ensure productive skill acquisition in small groups. Spaces will usually be assigned on a first-come first-serve basis. We try to make sure we have a good cross-section of participants. Child care can be arranged for the time of the workshops.

We regularly announce all workshops and seminars to all our PhD students and their supervisors. If there is something you would like to see on offer, do let us know.

In addition, please check and take advantage of the program offered by GradUS for all PhD candidates at Saarland University. You should know that the Graduate School assumes any workshop fees you may incur there.
 

Upcoming courses

Do/Fr 12./13. Juni oder 26./27. Juni oder 10./11. Juli
Gute wissenschaftliche Praxis und Kommunikation
Workshop mit Prof. Roland Bennewitz und Isabelle Weyand
Anmeldungen bitte über GradUS.
 

Previous courses

27/28 Mar 2014 all-day
Communication at conferences: Presenting and Networking
Workshop with Dr. John Kluempers

27/28 Nov 2013 all-day
Communicate With What You Have.
Status and Professional Communication for Intro- and Extroverts
Workshop with Dr. Sylvia Löhken

Mon-Tues, 4-5 Mar 2013
Mon PM, all-day Tues
Scientific Presentation in English (12 point program)
Workshop with Dr. John Kluempers, Bonn

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Tues, 26 Feb 2013 9:00-17:00h
Personality-Based Communication for Academics
(for Extroverts and Introverts)
Workshop with Dr. Sylvia Löhken, textatrium, Bonn

Thurs, 29 Nov 2012 9:00-17:00h
Personality-Based Communication for Academics
(for Extroverts and Introverts)
Workshop with Dr. Sylvia Löhken, textatrium

Jan-Apr 2012
Leadership and Communication
Seminar by Dr. Sphen Paul

14 Feb 2012
Talking to the Media
Robert Kötter, zweirat, Köln

30 Nov 2011 9:00-17:00h
Personality-Based Communication (for Extroverts and Introverts)
Workshop with Dr. Sylvia Löhken, textatrium

1 Dec 2011 9:00-17:00h
Lateral Project Communication (responsibility vs. power)
Workshop with Dr. Sylvia Löhken, textatrium

19 Jul 2011 – Kreativitätstechniken für Doktoranden – zweirat, Köln

7 Jun 2011 – Talking to the Media – Robert Kötter, zweirat, Köln

2+9 Mai 2011 – Scientific Posters – Anke Diederichsen, Uni des Saarlandes

25 Mar 2011 – Communication at Conferences – Dr. Sylvia Löhken, Bonn

9 Dec 2011 – Communication at Conferences – Dr. Sylvia Löhken, Bonn

WS 2010/11 – Leadership and Communication – Dr. Sphen Paul, pmg, Saarbrücken

WS 2010/11 – Advanced Leadership and Communication – Dr. Sphen Paul, pmg, Saarbrücken

14 Sep 2010 – Mentale Stärken – zweirat. Köln

18/19 Jun 2010 – Scientific Presentation in English – Dr. John Kluempers, Bonn

27 Feb 2011 – Medientraining (im Vorfeld der CeBIT) – zweirat, Köln

WS 2009/10 – Leadership and Communication – Dr. Sphen Paul, pmg, Saarbrücken

13/14 Nov 2009 – Scientific Presentation in English – Dr. John Kluempers, Bonn

19/10 Oct 2009 – Scientific Presentation in English – Dr. John Kluempers, Bonn