Leadership in academia – University of Copenhagen

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Leadership in academia

Workshop for supervisors

Hierarchies in the academic sector are often less clearly structured than in business. But does this mean that leadership is of no interest for researchers? Not at all, science needs leadership competencies as well, e.g. when supervising students and younger co-workers or when co-operating with other scientists.

With sound knowledge of leadership, team dynamics can be optimized and situations of conflict better managed. New recruits can therefore grow with their leadership role and constructively work with their colleagues.

The participants will be introduced to the most important leadership styles and techniques and will acquire knowledge of the methodical approach to leadership tasks.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Basics of leadership: An overview of leadership tasks and styles
  • My leadership profile: Stocktaking of my key skills
  • Ambiguous hierarchies: What does leadership mean in academia?
  • Manager-employee discussions as a leadership tool: Setting common objectives
  • Role change: Staff member – colleague – boss
  • Leadership: My next steps

The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Simon Golin, Golin Wissenschaftsmanagement, Berlin.

The workshop is offered to supervisors in DRA and MoMeD. Co-supervisors are welcome, but principal supervisors will have first priority.

Sign up to the workshops before 1 October 2019 by sending an email to marianne.joergensen@sund.ku.dk

Notification will be given on a first come first in basis.