We have conceived a program to offer individualized and career stage-adapted support for female members of the SFB1399 ranging from students and postdocs to principal investigators.
The SFB1399 also encourages women scientists to participate in the various courses and workshops organized by the University of Cologne and covers costs for seminars and coaching:
The Female Career Centre of the University of Cologne provides regular training courses, such as networking, presentation, interview technique, project management, leadership skills etc. aimed at female students, graduate students as well as academic staff.
The Cornelia Harte Mentoring-Program combine one-on-one mentoring with general skills training and networking and are tailored to different target groups. The main objectives of these programs are the dissemination of life and work experience and the setting up of networks between mentors and mentees.
The IFS Mentoring Program is designed especially for female academics from abroad. This program matches PhD students and postdoctoral fellows with experienced professors in one-on-one mentoring relationships. The program is accompanied by a variety of workshops and individual coaching sessions. The framework program as well as the one-on-one mentoring takes place in English.
The management program consist of seminars on leadership, time management, delegation, professional appearance, communication and conflict management. Significant components of this development process are the technical guidance from experienced trainers, intensive group work and feedback sessions as well as the personal and professional exchange among the participants.