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Coaching Skills for Research Managers and Future Academic Leaders

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center.

Coaching offers a proven way of communication and an effective form of co-creating solutions. In this two-day workshop, future academic leaders and research managers will get into the coaching mindset, learrn about and use practical coaching tools. They will leave the workshop ready to have coaching conversations with colleagues and employees.


Friday, May 28, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday, May 31, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m


Dr. Thomas Teichler





Target Group

Doctoral researchers and early postdocs without experience in Research Management


Research, Research Management  


16 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

In particular, participants will

  • discover the theoretical basis of coaching in the leadership- and management discourse,
  • conceptually place coaching as one of six leadership styles,
  • get to know and practice eight key coaching skills that will transform and enhance the way they communicate,
  • learn how to motivate and empower colleagues and students,
  • discover a powerful method to help people think outside the box, get unstuck, and co-create solutions,
  • use the Coaching Superpowers Compass to enrol and influence others in service of a common objective, and
  • practice coaching and receive personal feedback from workshop co-leaders and peers.

Course Description

Researchers as well as research managers often find themselves in a sandwich position, a situation marked by conflicting demands from their superiors, on the one side, and from colleagues, students or other academic and administrative staff members, from the other. They are required to contribute to and lead projects with different stakeholders, and to delegate effectively, yet at the same time to support the development of their colleagues and students. In the work with students, for example, some young researchers might find it challenging not to answer all questions and to solve the problems themselves, rather than inspiring and empowering students, giving them responsibility, and holding them accountable.


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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