Workshops for PhD students on Bahrenfeld Campus - Competent at conferences
CFEL (Bldg. 99)
Seminar Room O2.068
CUI, CSSB, EMBL, IMPRS-UFAST, PIER, SFB 676
Conferences are a valuable opportunity to build your network of connections, but this doesn’t happen just by chance. Being able to initiate conversations and make a good impression quickly are key skills in making the most of your time at conferences. The Competent at Conferences workshop will teach you how to network effectively and productively at conferences, career fairs and other gatherings.
Methods that will allow you to:
Break into established conversations
Make a good impression quickly
Approach people you don’t yet know
Use the different environments (breaks, poster sessions etc)
Maintain the connections you make
Gain the confidence to do all of the above
Outcomes: By establishing a useful and productive network you will be able to
remain updated about new scientific developments, collaboration
opportunities and new jobs as they arise. This will allow you the best
choice of opportunities because you will know about them first.
The seminar will be very interactive. Expect to be asked lots of questions, expect to be challenged, expect to participate!
Rob Thompson has worked both in industry and with research scientists. He has over 10 years of experience helping groups to improve their interpersonal relationships and advance their careers. His multidisciplinary experience means he is uniquely placed to bring the most appropriate practices to the scientific arena. By combining his extensive knowledge of people-management with his experience of training and leading groups, Rob Thompson gives workshops to help scientists optimise their working relationships and increase their skills. More info: http://rtta.net/