Soft Skill Workshop Attendance Sheet

Candidates at the Faculty of Biology (Dr. rer. nat.) have to attend a minimum of 3 workshops in 3 years. Candidates at the Faculty of Medicine should attend a minimum of 2 workshops during the BIOME year.

Workshops organised by BIOME have an attendance list which should be signed and then the participation is noted in the BIOME data bank. Attendance at non-BIOME workshops can be noted on and countersigned by the trainer on the Workshop Attendance Sheet which can be downloaded below or can be proved by the submission of a certificate issued by the hosting organisation.

The soft skill requirement is waivered for ELAN candidates (who receive similar training in modules 1, 3 and 4 of the ELAN programme). Similarly, participation in the intensive one-year DiMento programme fulfils the BIOME soft skill requirement entirely. Nevertheless, these members are welcome to register for any workshops of interest they may wish to attend.

Soft Skill Workshop Attendance Sheet

Ruhr University Collaborations

Soft Skill Programmes - Overview

Ongoing Graduate Center Plus

The soft skill programme at the University of Duisburg-Essen is provided by the Graduate Center Plus. For regular feeds about soft skill courses, please subscribe to the GC Plus mailing list!

Graduate Center Plus

Ongoing Research Academy Ruhr

The Research Academy Ruhr pools and develops qualification and support offers for advanced master students, doctoral researchers and postdoctoral researchers within the University Alliance Ruhr.

Research Academy Ruhr

Ongoing RUB Research School

Further courses of interest may also be found in collaboration with the Ruhr University Bochum. To register for RUB workshops, please contact Dr. Ursula Justus.

RUB Research School

Current Workshops of Interest

Selected Choice

02.03.2021Career Alternatives in the Biomedical Professions

Target audience: BIOME members
Host: BIOME and UDE Career Service (ABZ)
Venue: Online
Time: 16:00-18:30  
Trainer: REAL Dienstleistungs GmbH
Language: German
Participants: Open
Registration: abz.seminar@uni-due.de
Contact: gabriele.amely@uni-due.de
Further details

Winter 2020/21Home Training Days

Within the Home Training Days series, GCPlus offers compact online workshops for doctoral researchers of all disciplines at the UDE. These workshops allow you to further develop your personal and academic skills remotely.
Host: GCPlus
Venue: Online
Registration: Via GCPlus website. Begins three weeks before the workshop date and runs for seven days.

Date Time Workshop

09.12.2020

14.01.2021

09:30–15:30

09:30−13:30

Karrierewege im Non Profit Sektor: NGOs, Stiftungen und Öffentlicher Dienst

Follow-up Session

19 & 26.01.2021 14:00−17:00 Zeitmanagement
10−11.02.2021 09:00−13:00 Good Scientific Practice
09−10.03.2021 09:00−12:30 Social Media
More information and registration

22-24.03.2021RAR Spring Academy

Save the date! Online workshops and exchange of experiences for a good start into the doctorate. The programme and registration information can be found using the link below. 

More information and registration

25.03.2021RAR Career Forum: Third-party funding for a postdoctoral career

Which funding programme suits my research project? How can I finance a research stay abroad? And what do I need to consider when applying for third-party funding? The 20th Karriereforum is all about third-party funding for your postdoc career. Renowned research funding institutions will present their funding programmes and provide information on application requirements. Successful applicants will report on their experiences and give tips. In addition, you will have the opportunity to discuss your questions with the invited speakers and with representatives of the research support services of the UA Ruhr universities.

You can arrange your schedule individually for the day. The programme items, which are labeled bilingually, will take place in English if required. Please click on the title of the respective group discussion or individual consultation for further details. Please sign up by 3 March in the RAR registration section (link below).

More information and registration

14.04.2021The Two Sides of the Glass Ceiling

Women in top positions are still an exception. The famous "glass ceiling" is often cited as the reason for this. Above, usually one finds the men in power, and below, usually the aspiring women. What do both sides contribute to ensuring that the glass ceiling remains intact? In this workshop, the rules of the game that still form and support this "glass ceiling" are unmasked. Find out more about stereotypes and the rules of the game of gender-specific communication in a humorous and vivid way - and how one can use this knowledge successfully for one's own position and the organisation.
Target audience: BIOME members and postdocs
Host: Gender Consulting, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)
Venue: Online
Time: 12:30-14:00  
Trainer: Marion Knaths
Language: German
Participants: Open
Registration deadline: 12.03.2021
Contact: Dr. Julia Knoch, genderconsulting@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

More information and registration

19 & 20.04.2021Good Scientific Practice

The major objective of the two-day workshop on “Good Scientific Practice” is to provide specific knowledge on the topic of research ethics, allowing the participants to reflect their own guiding values and attitudes in their role as researchers. The workshop furthers an understanding of the basic rules and values of the responsible conduct of research in all its stages, according to local, national and international regulations and guidelines. The participants will explore the differences and grey areas between good scientific practice, questionable research practice and scientific misconduct. They will learn how misconduct can be prevented and should be addressed and dealt with in case it occurs, and what damage it can cause if handled improperly. The participants are offered opportunities to acquire and practice the necessary skills on the proper handling of conflict situations for a responsible conduct of research. Participants are encouraged to discuss potential questions, ambiguities and doubts from their own research practice.
Target audience: BIOME members
Host: GC Plus and BIOME
Venue: Online
Time: 09:00-13:00 (both days)
Trainer: Valentina Vasilov
Language: English
Participants: 16
Registration: biome@uni-due.de
Course description

28 & 29.06.2021Good Scientific Practice

The major objective of the two-day workshop on “Good Scientific Practice” is to provide specific knowledge on the topic of research ethics, allowing the participants to reflect their own guiding values and attitudes in their role as researchers. The workshop furthers an understanding of the basic rules and values of the responsible conduct of research in all its stages, according to local, national and international regulations and guidelines. The participants will explore the differences and grey areas between good scientific practice, questionable research practice and scientific misconduct. They will learn how misconduct can be prevented and should be addressed and dealt with in case it occurs, and what damage it can cause if handled improperly. The participants are offered opportunities to acquire and practice the necessary skills on the proper handling of conflict situations for a responsible conduct of research. Participants are encouraged to discuss potential questions, ambiguities and doubts from their own research practice.
Target audience: BIOME members
Host: GC Plus and BIOME
Venue: Online
Time: 09:00-13:00 (both days)
Trainer: Valentina Vasilov
Language: English
Participants: 16
Registration: biome@uni-due.de
Course description

2021Consultation and Individual Coaching

Host: Graduate Center Plus

Do you need advice or would you like to exchange with other early career researchers? Join our "Open GC Plus Online Consultation", always Wednesdays from 10.00 to 11.00 a.m. via ZOOM. You will receive access to the ZOOM meeting room by e-mail to gcplus@uni-due.de. Please include a brief description of your questions in the e-mail. 

Our "Coaching Hour" offers you an additional opportunity to enter into a confidential dialogue on individual concerns. Further information on this offer can be found here. We offer this format by telephone or online by prior appointment. Please contact Valentina Vasilov for appointments: valentina.vasilov@uni-due.de, 0201 183 3176.

OngoingYoung Entrepreneurs in Science

The aim of this programme is to open up new career and development perspectives for highly qualified scientists during or shortly after their doctorate. Through design, thinking, and interdisciplinary teamwork, the participants are encouraged to discover their existing skills and potential. Personal contact with founders and intrapreneurs from innovation-oriented companies also enables a practical examination of the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurial thinking doesn't start with the business plan. The approach is rather playful: "How much start-up is in your doctoral thesis?"

Format: Online workshops

Programme and Registration

Further Recommended Training Programmes

01-12.2021 DiMento for BIOME Doctorates

This collaboration project with UDE’s Career Service (ABZ) is aimed at all doctorates who wish to pursue a career in the German industry after their PhD. The one-year programme is open to both genders, with a focus on candidates with a diversity background.
Language: German (C1 or higher)
Venue: Universitätscampus Duisburg
Registration deadline: 15.11.2020
Contact: mechthild.budde@uni-due.de

DiMento

2021 UKE's Training Programme

Seminars within the categories 1, 3, 4 and 5 (specifically management and communication skills) of the further training programme at the Universitätsklinikum Essen are considered to be equivalent to other soft-skill workshops.

Programme 2021

Ongoing UDE's Career Service (ABZ)

Some of the wide-ranging workshops offered by UDE's Career Service may be of great interest and use to BIOME members. For regular feeds about these workshops, please subscribe to the Career Service's mailing list!

ABZ Programme

Ongoing Recommended Online Tutorials

Survival Language Courses

Ongoing German for Guest Scientists/Visiting Researchers

German language (Deutsch als Fremdsprache) courses at different levels are offered to guest scientists and visiting researchers by the University of Duisburg-Essen's Institute for Optional Studies.
Contact and Registration: sprachkurse@uni-due.de

IOS Language Courses

Ongoing German for International Medical Doctors

The Universitätsklinikum Essen offers a German course tailored to meet the needs of local international medical doctors. Aspects covered in this language course include:

  • Conversations with patients
  • Medical German for doctors
  • Themes and contents considered relevant by the participants in their professional day-to-day lives.
Contact and Registration

Ongoing University-Level English

The UDE PE programme provides university employees with the opportunity of attending English language courses to apply and improve their existing English language skills. The aim here is to acquire the foreign language at a higher level. The three levels of the individual courses (A2 to C1) correlate to those of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Contact: claudia.hobe@uni-due.de or fortbildungsteam@uni-due.de

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