Leadership & Health

Managing and Leading a Research Group

A workshop offered by the Human Resources Development

Based on the GRPI Management & Leadership Model by Richard Beckhard, you will discuss the important aspects - Goals, Roles, Processes and Interactions -
to successfully lead and manage a research group.


Monday, February 07 to Wednesday, February 09, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Dr. Silke Oehrlein-Karpi




Online via Zoom

Target group

Postdocs | Established researchers


Research Track


Certificate of attendance

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  • Vision, Purpose, Values & Motives 
    Self-positioning of the group leader with respect to the individual aspects of this dimension. Personal and professional goals of the group leader and the goals of the supervised employees.

Roles | Structure

  • Responsibilities, accountabilities, tasks and boundaries
  • Formal roles/informal roles
  • Resources (available/absent)
  • Expectations of roles/of workgroup members (external and internal)
  • Delegate tasks


  • Management Cycle
  • Implementation, monitoring, evaluation, dynamics, complexity
  • Communication, Coordination, Cooperation
  • Information transparency
  • Decision making & room for maneuver

Interactions | Relationships

  • Individual motives that lead to motivation and commitment
  • Self-organization (individual roles in the group, dynamics)
  • Possible leadership styles
  • Person development and work group development 
  • Dealing with gender and intercultural aspects

Frequently asked questions

No. Human Resource Development will cover all the costs incurred.

Yes. If an event is fully booked, we will put you on the waiting list. You may then move up the list if a space becomes free with enough time still to go before the event starts.

Only some of the rooms in the “Alte Sternwarte” have barrier-free access. Should you need help getting in, please get in touch with your named contact in good time so that we can give you the support you need on the day of the event.

If you need childcare during the event, please contact the Office of Family Services at the University of Bonn.

The further training offers provided by Human Resource Development at the University of Bonn are only open to people who have signed a work contract with the University, are enrolled as a doctoral student, are conducting research on behalf of the University or are an associated member of a research consortium. 

You will usually be given a certificate at all our events that confirms your attendance at the event and its content.

We are also currently developing a range of certificates for three “career tracks”:  “Research,” “Research Management,” and “Business and Organizations.” More information will shortly be provided on the web page for “Postdoc plus,” which is the name of the certification program.

If the event currently being displayed counts as credit toward one of the three “tracks,” this will be indicated accordingly. 


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Registration and Organization


Poppelsdorfer Allee 47

53115 Bonn

+49 228 73-4199

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