Training Modules

PhD students, Postdocs and RGLs at cfaed can choose from a variety of courses, all of which offered in English, for the purpose of

  • developing scientific and job-oriented skills
  • obtaining various soft skills and generic competencies
  • networking in an interdisciplinary environment

Upon graduation from cfaed, you will receive a certificate listing all workshops and courses you attended during your time at cfaed. It will also indicate special involvements within the cluster, such as student representative or INSPIRE grantee.

The courses are categorized into the following four areas:

 

Career Development & Entrepreneurialism

Science & Research

Exploring the Company World, How to apply for a professorship, Career Symposium, Grand Prof Week, Intellectual Property

Teaching, Academic Writing, Proposal Writing, Third Party Funding, Good Scientific Pratice

Management & Leadership

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Leadership Skills I & II, Conflict Management, Project Management

Poster Making, Presentation Training, Female Power, Networking

 

Upcoming Workshops and Trainings

Below is an overview of our upcoming courses and workshops. If you wish to attend, please kindly register by sending an email to recruiting.cfaed@tu-dresden.de.

 

Category

Topic

Date

Career Development & Entrepreneurialism

Appointment Training for Future Professors - Coaching

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Science & Research

Proposing a successful EU joint research project

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23.03.2018

Career Development & Entrepreneurialism

Leaving Academia – perspectives after PhD

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04.04.2018

Career Development & Entrepreneurialism

2nd cfaed Career Symposium

10.04.2018

Science & Research

Funding opportunities for Early Career Scientists (DFG Research Grants)

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15.05.2018

Management & Leadership

Conflict Management: Basics for Scientists

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06.06.2018

Management & Leadership

Leadership Skills for Researchers

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28./29.06.2018

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Convincing! Communication Training for Scientists

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04./05.07.2018

Management & Leadership

Project Management 12.10./16.11.2018

Career Development & Entrepreneurialism

Be WISE - Conference for Women in Science and Engineering 14.-16.11.2018

 

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

2017

Category

Topic

Date

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Follow-Up: Female Power! 15 June 2017

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Networking for Scientists 27/28 Apr 2017

Science & Research

Proposal Writing for Young Researchers

13/14 Mar 2017

Management & Leadership

Leadership Skills for Researchers

2/3 Mar 2017

Science & Research

Enhance your Teaching Competence

19/20 Jan 2017

 

2016

Category

Topic

Date

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Cross-Cultural Communication

7./8. Dec 2016
Science & Research Scientific Writing 3./4. Nov 2016
Science & Research Extramural Funding - Key Factors for Success 26./27. Sep 2016
Communication & Interpersonal Skills Female Power! Communication Training for Women in Science 22./23. Sep 2016
Management & Leadership Reflecting Leadership 8./9. Sep 2016
Career Development & Entrepreneurialism Appointment Training for Future Professors - Coaching 5. Aug 2016
Science & Research Proposal Writing for Young Researchers 9./10. May 2016
Career Development & Entrepreneurialism Appointment Training for Future Professors - Coaching 30. Apr 2016
Science & Research Funding opportunities for early career scientists 26. Apr 2016
Communication & Interpersonal Skills Poster Making 14. Apr 2016
Management & Leadership Leadership Skills for Researchers 10./11. Mar 2016
Career Development & Entrepreneurialism Patents / Intellectual Property 25. Feb 2016

 

2015

Category

Topic

Date

Communication & Interpersonal Skills Presentation Training 2./3. Dec 2015
Communication & Interpersonal Skills Scientific Writing 1./2. Oct 2015
Career Development & Entrepreneurialism Appointment Training for Future Professors - Coaching  19. Aug 2015
Career Development & Entrepreneurialism Appointment Training for Future Professors 29. Jul 2015
Communication & Interpersonal Skills Poster Making 7. Jul 2015
Science & Research Enhance Your Teaching Competence: The Basics of Learner-Oriented and Activating Teaching Practice 25./26. Jun 2015
Management & Leadership Leadership Skills for Researchers 11./12. Jun 2015
Science & Research Extramural Funding - Key Factors for Success 20./21. Apr 2015
Management & Leadership Reflecting Leadership 26./27. Mar 2015
Science & Research Research Funding using the Example of DfG´s Research Grants Program 27. Mar 2015
Science & Research Proposal Writing for Young Researchers 2./3. Feb 2015

 

2013/14

Category

Topic

Date

Communication & Interpersonal Skills Networking for Scientists 16./17. Dec 2014
Science & Research Extramural Funding - Key Factors for Success 16./17. Jun 2014
Management & Leadership Project Management 16./17. Apr 2014
Management & Leadership Leadership Skills for Researchers 27./28. Mar 2014
Science & Research Proposal Writing for Young Researchers 03./04. Feb 2014
Science & Research Scientific Writing Dec 2013

 

Our Trainers

 

Katja Böttcher has been a project manager at the European Project Center since 2011. Since June 2017 she has also been leading the “Joint Research Activities” team in the area of “Research and Innovation Funding”. Katja has extensive experiences in managing and coordinating EU-funded research projects, especially in the 7th Framework Program and Horizon 2020. Currently, she is involved in more than 25 projects within the different specific programs of Horizon 2020 and is responsible for the administrative management in the four Horizon 2020 projects coordinated by TU Dresden: SERECA (ICT), SecureCloud (joint ICT EU-Brazil), READEX (FET-HPC) and MEMO (FET Open).

 

Prof. Dr. Rolf Koerber is an educator, trainer and consultant. His background is higher education, experiential learning, leadership and organizational development including quality management. He is the director of the IBE – Institut for Abilities and Development in Dresden and currently works as an coordinator for Cooperative Training in Technical Vocational Teaching at the Technical University of Dresden.

 

Dr. Dieta Kuchenbrandt is a consultant, trainer, and coach with a focus on the interests and concerns of scientists. Her work particularly focuses on career development for scientists, and on applying for professorships and positions outside academia. After her studies and her PhD in Psychology she was a postdoc at the Center of Excellence in Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC, Bielefeld University) and an interim professor for Social Psychology at the University of Osnabrück. In addition, she completed a training program in management consulting and coaching (Deutsche Psychologenakademie). Today, she is the co-owner of schainundkuchenbrandt.

 

Jenny Pick is one of the Project Scouts at TU Dresden. She has over 10 years of experience as an adviser for research funding. Before joining TU Dresden in 2013 she worked at the Technische Universität München and the Fraunhofer EU Office in Brussels. 

 

Dr. Stephanie Rohac is Consultant, Trainer, Moderator and Coach with a focus on communication and change competencies in organizational contexts, i.e. universities, public organisations and companies. She studied International Management (B.A.) and Communication Psychology and Management (M.A.). Her PhD in Intercultural Communication/ Psychology deals with the development of individual change competencies in cross-cultural contexts. Dr. Stephanie Rohac has passed various international marketing positions at a global IT company, most recently as Head of International Marketing leading a cross-cultural team. 

 

Dr. Wilma Simoleit is Consultant for National and European Research Funding & Career Development in Science. She has long-time experience as program manager in national and international research funding. As external consultant Dr. Simoleit counsels experienced and young investigators, universities and research institutions. She evaluates and develops funding programs and strategy concepts for funding organizations. She initiated and hosted 3 conferences on different aspects of the extramural funding system. Dr. Simoleit lectures at universities and research institutions.

 

Dr. Markus Schmittberger has been a trainer in the field of personnel and organizational development with a focus on leadership development and project management for more than ten years; he works for numerous hightech companies as well as for research institutions and universities.