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Workshop Leader skills

Nov 21, 2023 - Nov 23, 2023

Workshop: Skills for Project Leaders (later stage PhD students)

Please note: new schedule!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 from 9 to 12 and from 2 to 5
Wednesday, November 22, 2023 from 9 to 12 and from 2 to 5
Thursday, November 23, 2023 from 9 to 1

Topics of the Workshop
Module 4P
Skills for Project Leaders
Project Planning
…following the critical path
 Work Breakdown Structure
 Estimations and GANTT Chart
 Use of modern planning tools
Monitoring and Control
…how to manage time and quality
 Milestones and reporting
 Managing stakeholders
Delegation by Pleasure
…how to open space
 Management by objectives
 Stewardship delegation
 Empowerment and Coaching
Successful in Groups and Teams
…the spirit of cooperation
 Team building and development
 Managing diversity
 Decision making
Communication for Leaders
…typical situations
 Face-to-face conversation
 Moderation of Meetings
Conflict Resolution
…a leader’s responsibility
 Vicious circles and the “difficult other”
 Win-Win negotiation
 Mediation basics

Benefits for participants – they will
 understand what competences and qualities are important to effectively lead others
 familiarize themselves with project planning approaches and software
 learn methods and tools that are useful to supervise individuals or teams successfully
 reflect on their own individual strength and biases concerning leadership
 apply communication skills (i.e. active listening and I-messages) in the context of

Concept of the Workshop
 A mixture of the following methods: Trainer input, exercises, group discussions,
hands-on project planning, feedback, realistic case studies
 All participants are warmly invited to contribute to the workshop by bringing their own
questions and examples. A questionnaire will be provided beforehand to describe
case studies and define personal goals for the workshop.
www.science.sabinelerch.de sabine@science.sabinelerch.de 0172-8625510

Trainer Profile
Sabine Lerch has 17 years of experience working in technical-scientific companies in various
positions. As Human Resources Manager she was responsible for the professional
development of technical experts and leaders.
In 2003 Sabine Lerch founded “Soft Skills for Science” and since then she is self-employed
as Trainer, Systemic Coach and Business Mediator. For many years she has given
workshops and provided individual guidance for international PhD students and PostDocs as
well as for Coordinators and Supervisors at Max Planck and Helmholtz-Institutes,
Universities and Graduate Schools/Centres all over Germany. She is thus very familiar with
different perspectives of Leadership.

Instructor: Sabine Lerch

Registration: If you are interested in participating, please ask your local coordinator for the money budget. If you have the "OK", please register at IMPRS-IDI office (imprs-office@mpiib-berlin.mpg.de).

Time & Location

Nov 21, 2023 - Nov 23, 2023

Link will follow

Further Information

IMPRS-IDI office (imprs-office@mpiib-berlin.mpg.de)