In the summer term the programm is held in German!
For the summer term 2022, we plan to conduct the proMotion training program in a blended format with online and on-site workshops. Nevertheless, these plans are contingent upon the general development of the Coronavirus pandemic. Further, the program will facilitate the formation of peer-coaching groups for the participants to stay connected throughout the semester. The peer coaching groups will be introduced in the kick-off workshop and will be optional and self-organized.
Opening a new round of proMotion training, this workshop invites program participants to reflect on their path to their doctorate and their individual goals: How would you describe the current status of your doctorate? If you look back at you process, what have you already achieved? Which specific steps do you see ahead of you? What was your initial motivation to start the entire process? And how would you describe your current motivation? What are your overall objectives? And what do you want to achieve over the course of this program?
In the spirit of the proMotion training program, this workshop aims to create a positive atmosphere for peer support and foster personal networking among the participants. The kickoff workshop is therefore mandatory for all program participants.
New at TU Berlin? Or, you are not new but still have questions about your doctorate at TU Berlin? If you have questions regarding the formalities of your doctorate, what services are offered to doctoral researchers or where to find what, you are welcome to come to our Q&A session. This is a proMotion training event, welcoming all with questions, but optional.
Planning and perseverance are two of key factors in accomplishing your doctorate. But how do you plan your doctoral project, when it is supposed to evolve in the research process? How can you stay focused and keep up your motivation over such an extended period of time? How can you structure your daily work to support this long-term process? Which external and internal factors propel your work – and which inhibit it? How can you enhance the positive aspects of your working style and learn to tame the negative ones?
Based on the premises of holistic planning and sustainable productivity, we will integrate all aspects of life into the planning process and focus as much on reducing (inner) pressure as on increasing productivity. You will explore your personal working style and reflect your current habits and attitudes. But you will also learn a range of techniques to tweak your productivity and implement practical tools to structure your working process.
Women working in academia are often not as well networked as men. For female doctoral researchers, it is often harder for to find access to the relevant networks. Also, they don’t always have supervisors who are committed to advancing the visibility of their female doctoral researchers. This has clear consequences for their careers. Women only really become aware of how important networking is when they want to publish a paper in an academic journal or deliver an talk at a conference. But good academic networks also have other benefits. They can provide answers to questions relating to teaching and research, help you get support as well as open up new career prospects. However, networks don’t just appear by themselves. Networks have to be built up and maintained over time. In this workshop, we show you how to do this. Topics include:
Women researchers often have to advocate for their topics and positions in male-dominated contexts and in competition for funding. Are you interested in learning how to effectively communicate your interests during interviews and negotiations with committees, managers, and supervisors? Using exercises based on real settings provided by the participants, this seminar will teach you to speak with confidence.
Central themes will include:
As the proMotion training series comes to its end, it is time to review your personal highlights and identify some key inspirations you draw from the program. But it is also a suitable moment to look ahead and consider your professional aspirations for the time after the doctoral process: How specific are your ideas for your professional development at the current stage? Do you see yourself rather pursuing a career in or outside of academia? Do you have any particular areas in mind? Which information or what other kind of support would you need to take a step forward in this matter?
Finally, the workshop encourages participants to stay connected and continue the practice of peer support.