29-30 October 2020
Online via Zoom
Europe/Berlin timezone
+++ If the workshop is fully booked, please mail to graduateschool@pier-hamburg.de to be put on the waiting list. +++

++++ ONLINE WORKSHOP 29-30 OCTOBER 2020 ++++

Workshop Description:

Scientific teams are particularly diverse. Teams made up of highly intelligent, independent and innovative men and women from different cultural backgrounds need special handling. Developing people who are already very capable and forging strong willed people into a team is especially difficult and requires specialised techniques.

In such an environment a flexible, highly targeted and subtle approach is essential. This workshop will teach the skills necessary to manage not just team members but the group as a whole. This will ensure that participants have the skills to make full use of all the available talents and so achieve the appropriate success.

This flexible workshop will cover: 1. Motivating individuals and groups 2. Giving feedback that results in change 3. Building a strong cohesive team 4. How to continuously improve your methods 5. Ways to measure performance of teams, individuals and yourself 6. Managing in a diverse team 7. Using authority and conflict resolution 8. 360 degree management / Upward management

Participants will learn leadership and team management skills which will enable them to be proactive and flexible when managing the intelligent and diverse groups they will lead in academia or industry.


This workshop is part of the research and career skills curriculum of the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School and its cooperation partners on Bahrenfeld Campus/DESY.

The workshops are usually one- or two-day courses for a maximum number of 15 participants and are offered once or twice a year. The trainers are carefully selected experts with many years of experience in teaching scientists. Some of the workshops are open for postdocs.

Many of the workshops of the research and career skills curriculum are a cooperation between the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School and its partner organisations and institutes such as the Quantum Universe Research School QURS, the Collaborative Research Center SFB 925, The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging CUI, the International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics IMPRS-UFAST, the Centre for Structural Systems Biology CSSB, and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory EMBL.


Online via Zoom
  • Robert Thompson
This course counts for 1 credit point (SWS) in category C (key skills) of the PIER study programme.