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Leading your Group

This program is about experiencing and understanding leadership as success factor in science. Participants will learn how to recruit, develop and lead your team successfully. In addition, they will examine the complexity of roles and responsibilities of a science leader and will develop strategies for building well-functioning teams. Participants will work on their personal strategy as well as their positioning and will develop concrete steps for implementation. Furthermore, participants will have space to discuss their challenges with peers, build your network and benefit from the wealth of experience within the whole group.

The Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) by SHL will allow participants to gain insights into their personal leadership style and preferences. Furthermore, they will have the opportunity to discuss the results with their trainers in an individual coaching session.

During Camp 4 (“Integration and Transfer”) all participants will have the opportunity to delve deeper into some of the topics discussed during Camps 1 to 3. Topics and formats will be decided jointly.

REQUIREMENTS: For early career researchers, who are in the process of setting up their first group and are under pressure to Iead their group to success fast whilst also establishing themselves and their research. Participants must receive their funding through the Helmholtz Young lnvestigator Group program or a comparable one, such as Emmy Noether program.

Structure: 4 camps (2.5 days each) and 3 online modules (2 hours each), program length: 10 months

Time investment: 14 days incl. preparation and assignments

Participants per program: max. 18

Language: English

Fees: 5,900 €* for Helmholtz employees, 11,800 €* for external participants (*excl. VAT)


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