Chairing Meetings Successfully

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center.

Meetings, workshops and panels make up a large portion of work life in and outside academia. Research management especially relies on successfully bringing together diverse inputs and viewpoints. This course sets out to equip participants with useful tools to efficiently chair and moderate such events.

Online Workshop

Thursday, September 16, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Friday, September 17, 2021
09:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m


Dr. Vera Stadelmann





Target Group

Doctoral candidates and early postdocs without experience in Research Management.


Research Management


8 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Description

This course sets out to equip participants with useful tools to efficiently chair and moderate such events.

To this end, the course tackles three aspects: First, we will cover the ground rules of successful meetings, before focusing in more depth on the specific role and tasks of a moderator. In the second half of the course, we will work on effective solutions for typical problems in group meetings, such as ‘chatterboxes’, off-topic talk, aggression and blockings. The course employs a hands-on approach, and draws on real-life experiences made by its participants.

Goals of this workshop:

  • Ground-rules of successful meetings
  • Methods for goal-oriented meetings
  • Commuicative strategies for handling challenging situations in meetings


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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