Projectmanagement & leadership outside academia

Nov 29, 2018 09:00 AM to Nov 30, 2018 04:00 PM

Graduate Center

Target Group:

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


Thursday, 29 November 2018, 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

Friday, 30 November 2018, 9:00 am until 4:00 pm




New, time limited and complex – such are the tasks generally undertaken as projects. A work environment without project and team work is almost unimaginable nowadays. And this is particularly true outside academia, both in business and in the not-for-profit sector. 

Proven project management and leadership tools pave the way for the professional development and planning of projects, for competent guiding of their implementation and for their successful completion. With their help even difficult steps in the project journey can be safely navigated and team dynamics can be optimized. ‘Lateral guidance’ and ‘bottom-up’ leadership techniques contribute to the success of cooperation with colleagues and bosses. 

During the workshop the participants familiarise themselves with a number of select project management, team work & leadership methods. The following topics are at the core of the workshop: 

Part 1: “Project management outside academia: Taking off as a project pilot” 

  • Basics of project management: From design to completion of a project 
  • It is all about direction: Setting objectives for my projects 
  • How to handle the unforeseen: Strategies for dealing with difficulties 
  • Projects in the world outside: What are the idiosyncrasies? 
  • Stakeholder analysis: Where do I find support for my project? 
  • Project management: My next steps


Part 2: “Team work & leadership competencies outside academia: Youngster – team player – key player” 

  • Basics of team work & leadership: An overview of leadership tasks and styles 
  • My leadership profile: Stocktaking of my key skills 
  • Ambiguous hierarchies: What does leadership mean in academia? 
  • Manager-employee discussions as a leadership tool: Setting common objectives 
  • Role change: Staff member – colleague – boss 
  • Team work & leadership competencies: My next steps


Registrations are welcome until 28 October 2018 via our online portal. We will then determine whether the minimum number of 18 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 18 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.


*: Dr. Simon Golin, Berlin, heads the consultancy company GOLIN WISSENSCHAFTSMANAGEMENT. For more than 20 years now he has been involved with not-for-profit management - with a focus on science, education and the foundation sector. Amongst other things, he has been managing director of the "Deutscher Studienpreis" at the Körber foundation, secretary general of the German National Ethics Council and secretary general of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg.



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