My research – my communication. Preparatory training for evaluations, pitches, and inspections (July 7th, 2022)


This training focuses on presenting to and discussing with evaluators in the context of inspections and pitches.

Learning Objectives:

After the workshop, participants have a realistic impression of the respective situations and their requirements. They know what they still need to work on. In addition, they have formulated feedbacks and compared strategies. The factors for successful communication in an "emergency“ are solidly anchored.


Phase 1: Orientation

Participants learn about communication standards during the occasion. They reflect on their role and their tasks.

Critical and delicate situations are discussed, strategies developed, and experiences compared.

Phase 2: Mock panel and micro-trainings

This practice-oriented phase provides training impulses.

Even before the training, the participants prepare small pitches on their current projects. These mini-presentations form the basis for short discussions with the mock panel (which consists of the remaining participants). There will be a guided feedback.

Sylvia integrates micro trainings into this phase. This content provides a particularly sustainable learning experiences, as the topics are adapted to the group. Everybody can notice the difference between the observed item and the post-training strategies.

Phase 3: Individual coaching

Coachings provide the opportunity to work on particularly sensitive points – points that participants do not like to bring up in the group or that do not fit well into the plenary. There is also room for concerns or questions.


  • Micro-presentations and feedback
  • Case studies as groupwork
  • Coaching

Note: The workshop should be as hands—on as possible. For this reason, Sylvia will send a pre-workshop questionnaire so that she will be able to cater for specific requests.

Target Group: Postdocs and Junior Research Group Leaders from all disciplines, who are preparing for an inspection

Trainer: Dr. Sylvia Löhken, Coach, Trainer & Speaker

Date/Time: Thursday, July 7th, 2022 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: S1|21 Ingenium House (Magdalenenstr. 25) Room A105

Language: English (German, in case all participants will be preparing for an inspection in German)

Please fill in the Ingenium registration form (wird in neuem Tab geöffnet) and send it signed by your supervisor or adviser via E-Mail:

Sylvia Löhken received her Ph.D. in linguistics. She is also a certified coach, a S.C.I.L. Master, a LUXXprofile Master and a Reiss Profile Master. Her research and writing focus is on intro- and extrovert communication. She looks back on a broad range of experience in both research and research administration. As a former manager in a large international organisation, she is familiar with the contexts her clients work in – politics and administration, business and research, as well as management and consulting. Sylvia is an expert in personality-related communication, with a special focus on introverts.

Her motto: “Find out who you are – and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton

Feel free to consult me if you have any questions regarding your training or coaching. Kind regards, Sylvia

Please note that a registration via the registration form is obligatory for all Ingenium events.

Courses are free of charge for early career researchers of the TU Darmstadt.

Please consider the following information concerning the registration procedure:

  • Please register for each event with a separate registration form.
  • Once your registration form is submitted, your registration is binding.
  • At least two weeks before the event starts, you will receive information about the status of your registration.
  • Registrations are recognised in the order in which they have been submitted.
  • Events will only take place if the necessary number of participants is reached.
  • If you cannot participate in an event for which you have already registered, please contact us immediately to allow people on the waiting list to take your place.
  • In the case of unexcused absence, future registrations will be considered subordinately.
  • If an event is announced in German, it will be conducted in German. If an event is announced in English, it will be conducted in English.

The following applies only to trainings in the qualification programme:

  • The registration form must be signed by your supervisor or adviser.
  • You can register for up to five events per programme.
  • Please send your registration as a scanned pdf version by e-mail.


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