Soft skills workshops

Basic research and soft skills of the PhD students will be developed, first of all, through the daily research work; collecting their own experiences is most important. This process will be supported by regular measures of the RTG. Special emphasis will be given to develop leadership abilities of the PhD students.

A series of soft skills workshops of (typically) one day will be organised in collaboration with BYRD, the graduate center of the University of Bremen. Over three years, every PhD student must attend (at least) six workshops.

Mandatory workshop topics are:

More topics for soft skills training workshops may be chosen from:

These qualification aims are the basis for designing our soft skills programme. To this end, the following soft skills courses have been held in the last years:

Further general training sessions throughout three years will be organised, in particular by the PhD students themselves, depending on the needs and choices of the group.