Coaching Skills for Academic Leaders and Research Managers

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 workshop future academic leaders and research managers will get into the coaching mindset, learn about and use practical coaching tools. You will leave the workshop ready to have coaching conversations with colleagues and employees.

Online Workshop

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Dr. Thomas Teichler





Target Group

Doctoral students from all subject areas 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

  • 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 you 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 enroll and influence others in service of a common objective
  • Practice coaching and receive personal feedback from the workshop leader and peers.

Course Description

As a researcher you may find yourself in a sandwich position, a situation marked by conflicting demands from your superiors, on the one side, and from colleagues and students, from the other. You are required to contribute to and lead research projects, and to delegate effectively, yet at the same time to support the development of your colleagues and students. In your work with students, for example, you might find it challenging not to answer all questions and to solve the problems yourself, rather than inspiring and empowering those who come to you for advice and guidance, 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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