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Communication and Conflict Management

21-22 October 2021, 9 am - 1 pm, online via Zoom

Communication and Conflict Management: This workshop will help your communication skills. Photo: Marta Mayer, DESY

Do you work in larger collaborations with other scientists? Are you struggling to get the feedback you are looking for from your supervisor or peer?

Or do you just need to work out with your colleague who can use the laser during the next days? Communication is vital – especially for young scientists – and conflicts cannot always be prevented.


Content and aim of the workshop

In this course you will learn skills which help you to efficiently communicate with colleagues and supervisors, e.g. to define common levels of expectation and to prevent conflicts. We will discuss further how to resolve conflicts if they occur, or how to minimize their negative outcome.

Trainer: Dr. Alexander Britz was a doctoral student at European XFEL, IMPRS-UFAST, CUI & PIER in Hamburg. He continued to pursue his interdisciplinary research studying chemical systems and novel materials with lasers, X-rays and electrons at SLAC National Accelerator Lab/Stanford University before he became a Trainer, Coach and Facilitator for young scientists. Since 2020 he is self-employed and works with young scientists, such as PhD students and Postdocs, on developing their communication, creativity, management, and leadership skillset. Furthermore, he is constantly working on developing novel learning and teaching formats and finding ways to elevate science and academia.

Career planning for PhD students:
Webinar dates: 21 + 22 October 2021, 9 am - 1 pm
Venue: online via Zoom
Information & registration: https://indico.desy.de/event/30684/
Trainer: Dr. Alexander Britz

Jennifer Popp
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
Leonardo Ranasinghe
Linda Vanessa Thesing
Photon Science
Ángel Ferran Pousa
Event Calendar
Today - 14:00
Chaired by: Theresa Schredelseker (PIER (Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research))
Location: link will follow
Room: online
Today - 15:00
Speaker: Graham White (IPMU)
Today - 16:00
Speaker: Ben Brueers (Z_ATLAS (Experiment ATLAS)) ; Nils Ernst Klaus Gillwald (PhD Student at DESY) et al.
24 May. 2022 - 09:00
Chaired by: Theresa Schredelseker (PIER (PIER))
Location: link will follow
Room: online
24 May. 2022 - 09:00
Chaired by: Alexander Schiller
Location: Online via ZOOM
24 May. 2022 - 16:00
Speaker: Chris Hays (University of Oxford)
Location: DESY Hamburg
Room: Zoom
25 May. 2022 - 13:00
Speaker: Iftach Sadeh (DESY)
Location: DESY Zeuthen
Room: Zoom
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