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Networking at Conferences
WS 2020/21
ZePrOs Dozent/in
Termine am Mittwoch. 18.11.20 - Donnerstag. 19.11.20 09:00 - 12:30
Erster Termin:Mi , 18.11.2020 09:00 - 12:30, Ort: (Online-Workshop)
Lecturer: Dr. John Kluempers, Ph.D.
has his doctorate in Germanic linguistics. Afterwards, he moved to Tokyo, Japan where he taught at numerous colleges and universities. Upon returning to Germany, he actively used his voice for nearly a decade as a news and sports broadcaster for Deutsche Welle’s English service. Dr. Kluempers also teaches courses on intercultural team management in Cologne. Additionally, he is an expert for professional and scientific English and a member of Toastmasters International, an organization where members aim to become better public speakers. Getting in contact with others, whether as a speaker or in other professional settings, is a primary concern.

Conferences and workshops give researchers ample opportunities to present their work and themselves, Networking helps in creating joint projects and fuelling career options. This workshop focuses on helping making contacts with persons and holding discussions with senior researchers in a professional manner. The aim of the workshop is to enable the 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. Gender and status aspects will also be addressed in the workshop.

Desired results:
• 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
• To learn to express differences of opinion appropriately and professionally

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, participants will be able to plan professional gatherings in advance and feel more comfortable in the social setting of their academic community. Most importantly, they will be able to set their own goals and to develop concrete strategies to achieve them.
Doctoral candidates (in the latter half)
Weitere Informationen aus Stud.IP zu dieser Veranstaltung
Heimatinstitut: Zentrum für Promovierende und Postdocs an der Universität Osnabrück (ZePrOs)
In Stud.IP angemeldete Teilnehmer: 13
Anzahl der Postings im Stud.IP-Forum: 2
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