Leadership Skills in Academia

A Doctorate plusBIGS workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center 

Leadership has changed- in parallel with our work environments. Flatter hierarchies, project work in a matrix structure and more rapid changes in assignments, locations and colleagues are but some of the new challenges we scientists face. Interpersonal skills become ever more critical when leading a team or a project: for motivation, conflict resolution or work delegation.

Online Workshop

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 23, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Please register your interest in this workshop by September 3, 2023.


Dr. Philipp Gramlich





Target Group

Doctoral students from the Bonn International Graduate Schools (BIGS)




12 units are applicable within the Doctorate plus certificate

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In this course you´ll learn about:

  • Situational leadership
    Can we find a leadership style that addresses the heterogeneity of our team? Who to delegate to in your diverse team and how?
    Staff development
  • Hire for quality! Staff selection
    How to get the best team and not just clones of yourself
    Overcoming biases in staff selection and other work processes
  • Feedback and other one-on-ones
    Giving and receiving critical feedback
    Feedback in the international context: how (in-) direct can I be?
  • Conflict management
    Prevent conflicts by your lab set-up: communication and practicalities
    Deescalate and resolve conflicts by mediation and through fair negotiations
    Escalate professionally if necessary


  • Prevent and solve conflicts
  • Situational leadership
  • Staff selection
  • Conduct feedback and other one-on-one meetings


If you need childcare during the event, please contact the Family Office of the University of Bonn at least two weeks in advance. 


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141



Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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