for PostDocs and PhDs, Professors und junior research group leaders

Mastering family AND academic career

Equal opportunities and diversityPostDocs and PhDsProfessors und junior research group leaders

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Children - they are our greatest treasure, they make life fast-paced and colourful. Children shake up our view of the world and throw our life plans into disarray. And they need time and our attention - just like the job. Children AND career - is that possible?
The workshop is about taking a critical look at your own life and career plans: What exactly do I want to combine: how much career, how much family, how much "I"? What values, needs and role expectations do I have, what are there in the family? What are the structural framework conditions, what are the individual power reserves? And how do I want to (differently) set my goals and priorities accordingly?
In addition to techniques for time and self-management, the course focuses on the resources of the individual participants in a solution-oriented way. We identify power robbers and individual stressors as well as typical stumbling blocks in the context of family and academia and work out possible ways to successfully counter them.

Contents at a glance
- Life balance in science
- My life with family and career: analysis of personal values, resources, goals and priorities
- Role models & partner sharing: expectations, clarification and delimitation
- Workplace science: help, stumbling blocks & legal issues in the context of family & career
- Stress: origins & coping
- Time management: techniques & strategies

The workshop is aimed at researchers with children or the desire to have children who are striving for a career in science and do not want to forego a fulfilling family life.
The workshop addresses the topic with a mix of theory and practical tasks with a high degree of self-reflection. Discussions and group work provide space for participants to share their experiences.
Discrimination-sensitive workshop. All family forms and constellations are welcome.

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Antje Rach




Raum 2.110
Heinrich-Düker-Weg 5, 37073 Göttingen, 2. OG.


Dr. Vera Bissinger


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This event includes following dates:

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1. 07.11.2023 09:00 - 15:30 Raum 2.110
2. 08.11.2023 09:00 - 15:30 Raum 2.110