Leading yourself, leading others - Leadership in scientific environments (May 13th, 2019)

Leading yourself, leading others – Leadership in scientific environments (May 13th, 2019)


9 am – 5 pm

Leadership in scientific environments has specific characteristics: individual goals, a high degree of freedom, little defined structure combined with strong hierarchies. Additionally, leaders of a scientific team have to follow defined career-steps with little space to come up with own ideas concerning structural changes or rewards of employees. Also, they face the science specific conflict of autonomy versus strong dependence on their own supervisors. Further challenges are a high fluctuation, the recruiting of talents in a field of high international competition, development and integration of constantly changing employees and to remain interesting as a scientific institution for the high performers who also focus on their own individual careers. Last but not least, leaders in science also need to focus on their own scientific career and need to split their time between research and management tasks – for the latter they do not get any rewards in the end.

Contents in brief

Thus it is essential for team-leaders and supervisors to lead themselves first, to be clear about what they want, how they feel, behave unambivalently with the aim to have less conflict and more space to lead their employees and focus on their own career at the same time.

The focus of this workshop lies on giving the participants ideas and tools to lead themselves, communicate more clearly and eventually enable them to motivate and lead their team-members to work on a common goal.

As participants you will…

  • prepare for your new responsibilities as a leader
  • develop your own approach to your leadership role
  • learn how to be confident even in difficult situations
  • learn how to moderate and lead effective communication
  • learn how to set and achieve motivating targets for yourself and your team.
  • discuss how to apply a variety of leadership tools


  • Impulses
  • Discussion
  • Case-Work
  • Personality Models (Drivers, 4 Elements)

Target group: Doctoral candidates and postdocs from all departments and fields of study

Trainer: Fadja Ehlail | ComAcross

Date/time: Monday, May 13th, 2019 | 9 am – 5 pm

Location: S1|03 (Old main university building), Room 212

Please fill in the Ingenium registration form and send it signed by your supervisor or advisor by email: