Navigator workshop: Career after your PhD

Navigator workshop: Career after your PhD

PIER Helmholtz Graduate School

A Graduate Education Program of Universität Hamburg in Cooperation with DESY

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Navigator workshop: Career after your PhD

14, 15 and 19 February 2018

An opportunity to think about your career trajectory: Navigator workshop for PhD students. Photograph: MPSD

Thinking about your career after the PhD?

Three half-days of explorations and personal encounters with visits to leaders from different sectors of work in Hamburg will broaden your perspective – on what you have to offer and where you might go.

Throughout three half-day workshops, participants of the Navigator workshop will get the opportunity to think about their career trajectory after earning the PhD.

You will be encouraged to take a broad look at this upcoming transition.

Some of the guiding questions include:

+ What skill set do you bring to the table apart from specialized academic training?
+ What about your communication skills and your ability to network?
+ How comfortable are you negotiating diversity and conflict?
+ What exactly does it mean to be in a leadership position?
+ What overall values are important to you as you think about your future workplace?
+ What professional opportunities may you discover “off the beaten track”?

Day one, 14th Feb., 9:00 – 13:00, at GLS Bank:
How to become effective “out there”. Identify your professional opportunities, challenges and visions.

Day two, 15th Feb, 9:00 – 14:30, at different locations and CFEL:
Work as a team of consultants on a real-life business challenge being faced by a host organization from the private, public or nonprofit-sector. Make a genuine strategic contribution and receive feedback on your input. Hosts include: Asklepios Kliniken (private sector), Hamburger Hochbahn (public transport company), Loki-Schmidt-Stiftung (non-profit foundation), Hamburg Port Authority (public sector).

Day three, 19th Feb,  9:00 – 13:00, at GLS Bank:
Future Career Planning: Charting your professional journey. Reflect on your own network and identify areas of purposeful growth. Formulate concrete steps for your next stage of career planning.


About the provider and trainers: Common Purpose is an independent, not-for-profit leadership development organization. Founded in London in 1989, Common Purpose is both local and global and runs local courses for leaders in 35 cities across the world and global programs for leaders from over 100 countries across six continents. Common Purpose aims to give people from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors the inspiration, skills and connections to become more effective leaders at work and in society. Common Purpose develops their ability to work together, to innovate and to thrive in different cultures.

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