Dealing with Questions: Communication Skills in Action

Feb 01, 2020 from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM

Graduate Center

Target group:

All doctoral candidates and postdocs (for two years after finishing their doctorate) from Germany and abroad.


Katharine Simmons


You prepare your presentation, you practice it and all goes well. And then… What happens in the questions session afterwards? You can’t prepare good answers, right?

Think again!

Questions are made up not only of content, but intentions, elements of self-expression, even emotions. Understanding this, equips you to prepare for most situations. 

This one-day workshop will examine types of questions and the messages they embed. It will also explore the language that helps you to take control of your answers. In the second half of the day we will simulate real situations and practice Q&A sessions.


The participation in this course is accountable for the certificate "Science Communication" of the Graduate Center. Contact  Dr. Sabine Milde if you are interested.


Registrations are welcome until 14 January 2020 via our online portal. We will then determine whether the minimum number of 7 participants has been reached. Should the minimum number of participants not have been reached, the event will not take place due to financial reasons. Once the minimum number of participants has been reached, further registrations are possible until 8 days previous to the beginning of the event.

Please note:

There are 12 places on this course. The persons that can participate in the course will receive an e-mail from the Graduate Center. Without this confirmation mail you cannot participate in the course. Only participants that have registered for the course via the Graduate Center will receive a certificate of attendance.

All further registrations will be placed on a waiting list. As soon as there is a free place on the course you will receive a message from us. If you do not receive any message you cannot participate in this course.



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