ProScience

  • 2020 // Workshop "Third Party Funding"
  • 22.01.2021 // Workshop "Presence and Body Language"
  • 04.02.2021 // Workshop "Reconciliation Between Work and Family - What Does It Mean For Me?"

ProViae

  • 15.01.2021 // Workshop "Presence and Body Language"
  • 04.02.2021 // Workshop "Reconciliation Between Work and Family - What Does It Mean For Me?"
  • May 2021 // Workshop "Eligibility for Professorship"

Competence Days / Summer School

  • July 13-15, 2021 // Summer School

Open Programme

  • POSTPONED // Workshop "Competence - Presence, Body and Voice Training"
  • 18.11.2020 // Informative Event: Career path "Professorship at Universities of Applied Sciences”
  • 11.02.2021 // Workshop "Using ambivalences - recognising opportunities: How philosophy can support decision making"

ProScience

2020 // Workshop "Third Party Funding"

*This workshop will be held in German*

Day 1 is dedicated to an overview of national and international postdoctoral funding opportunities. Particular reference will be made to career paths and conditions in the German academic system. The focus will be on funding goals and conditions, search and support options, evaluation processes as well as technical and strategic aspects of a successful application (title, structure, budget, abstracts, time management). Participants will be released with the task to develop an exposé for a specific sponsor based on their own current or future topic, which will be presented and discussed in the group on day 2. There will be plenty of room for questions. The aim is to strengthen the participants in the development of their own application concepts with regard to a promising acquisition of external funding.

Referentin: Dipl.-Oec. Anke Zerm

Online-Workshop: Two days, 4 hours each.

22.01.2021 // Workshop "Presence and Body Language"

*This workshop will be held in German*

This seminar, held by actress, director, and theatre trainer Dr. Sigrid Meßner, offers researchers the opportunity to intensively deal with the topic of body language and to optimise their performance in front of an audience for their teaching and general career. Acting exercises help to improve body language and presence and to radiate sovereignty and composure. Improvisation techniques help to assert oneself in unfamiliar, unpredictable situations and to change the required formats quickly and flexibly. These skills do not only help in applications procedures, but on all challenging academic stages. Theatre creates a space for experimentation to test and practice new roles. Scenic experiments allow for a rehearsal, which provides important insights and motivation for the further (career) path. No previous knowledge on theatre is required but being open to engage in practical exercises on body language. 

Speaker: Dr. Sigrid Meßner

Following her studies of German Philology, Theatre Studies and Philosophy in Vienna and Heidelberg, Dr. Sigrid Meßner completed an acting training at the F.S. Conservatory, Vienna. Since then, she has been working as an actress at Theater Lüneburg, Theater der Stadt Heidelberg, and Theater Spielraum Wien. In addition to her acting activities, she also works as a drama pedagogue and speech coach for the German Hochschulverband, Bundesakademie Wolfenbüttel and Leuphana University, among others. She has also worked as a lecturer at the Universities of Heidelberg, Lüneburg, Passau and Paderborn.

Friday, 22 January 2021.

04.02.2021 // Workshop "Reconciliation Between Work and Family - What Does It Mean For Me?"

This event takes place in cooperation with the mentoring programme ProViae. More information can be found at ProViae.

ProViae

15.01.2021 // Workshop "Presence and Body Language"

*This workshop will be held in German*

This seminar, held by actress, director, and theatre trainer Dr. Sigrid Meßner offers female researchers the opportunity to intensively deal with the topic of body language and to optimise their performance in front of an audience for their teaching and general career. Acting exercises help to improve body language and presence and to radiate sovereignty and composure. Improvisation techniques help to assert oneself in unfamiliar, unpredictable situations and to change the required formats quickly and flexibly. These skills do not only help in applications procedures but in all challenging academic stages. Theatre creates a space for experimentation to test and practice new roles. Scenic experiments allow for a rehearsal, which provides important insights and motivation for the further (career) path. No previous knowledge about theatre is required but being open to engage in practical exercises on body language. 

Speaker: Dr. Sigrid Meßner

Following her studies of German Philology, Theatre Studies and Philosophy in Vienna and Heidelberg, Dr. Sigrid Meßner completed an acting training at the F.S. Conservatory, Vienna. Since then, she has been working as an actress at Theater Lüneburg, Theater der Stadt Heidelberg, and Theater Spielraum Wien. In addition to her acting activities, she also works as a drama pedagogue and speech coach for the German Hochschulverband, Bundesakademie Wolfenbüttel and Leuphana University, among others. She has also worked as a lecturer at the Universities of Heidelberg, Lüneburg, Passau and Paderborn.

Friday 15 January 2021.

04.02.2021 // Workshop "Reconciliation Between Work and Family - What Does It Mean For Me?"

*This workshop will be held in German*

How to find a balance between family and the academic career is still one of the central questions for young female scientists. Measures taken by the universities that offer support during the challenges that come with family planning and academic qualification can only provide support up to a certain point – personal questions, doubts and challenges remain on the women’s side.

This workshop helps the participants to actively deal with these questions, doubts and challenges. The academic and political offer should thereby serve as a basis for reflection on the critical areas of their lives and for the development of approaches to find individual solutions and act accordingly. The workshop encourages this process of reflection and strengthens the participants to find their own solutions for the important question of reconciliation between work and family in this important phase of their lives.  

Speaker: Dr. Sabine Blackmore

After her training as a bookseller Sabine Blackmore studied English and American Studies as well as Modern German Literature (Humboldt University of Berlin and University of Wales, Swansea) and completed her PhD in English Literature. At the end of her PhD, she began working actively on matters of equal opportunities (Deputy Central Women’s Representative of the Humboldt University of Berlin; Office of the Gender and Technology Centre at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin). At the same time, she completed various coaching trainings in the fields of individual, group and team coaching. These include various systemic questioning and intervention techniques, the diagnosis of group and team processes as well as a precise order clarification to meet the different needs of people in the best possible way.

Thursday 4 February 2021.

May 2021 // Workshop "Eligibility for Professorship"

Information on this event will follow shortly.

Competence Days / Summer School

July 13-15, 2021 // Summer School

In cooperation with the Graduate School, the mentoring team is offering competence days (summer school) for young female researchers from July 13th to 15th, 2021. Current information can be found here.

The summer school for female PhD students and postdoc researchers at Leuphana University is dedicated to the topics of career planning and career development from a gender-specific perspective. For academic and professional success it is important to deal with personal career options early on, to establish networks and contacts and to develop not only academic but also interdisciplinary skills - regardless of whether you would like to work in the academic or non-academic field. The workshops will take place online and in part also on campus. 

Open Programme

POSTPONED // Workshop "Competence - Presence, Body and Voice Training"

*This workshop will be held in German*

The half-day workshop held by actress and voice-coach Agnes Müller from Lüneburg is aimed at young female scientists, who want to convey their knowledge and strengths with self-confidence. Because it is not only important WHAT one says but more significantly HOW one says it. Speakers with a trained voice, an awareness of their own body language and linguistical-rhetorical skills have a greater presence and therefor a clear advantage.

For six hours, the following questions (among others) will be discussed:

  • How does the voice work as an “instrument”?
  • What breathing problems are most common and how can we deal with them?
  • How can vocal volume be increased, or intelligible speech be improved?
  • How can unconscious movements be replaced with consciously guided ones and still feel authentic?
  • How can images be created in the minds of the audience and make a lecture unforgettable? 
  • How is more impact created with fewer words?

With a mix of short theoretical explanations, many practical exercises in individual or group work and video feedbacks, the participants will learn how to use their voice professionally and effectively – so they can make themselves heard even more in the future!

Speaker: Agnes Müller

Agnes Müller has been working as an actress for 25 years on the subject of “vocal and physical presence on stage”. Her engagements took her from the Berliner TRIBÜNE to the Burgfestspiele Jagsthausen, to the Theater Lüneburg and the Theater zur weiten Welt. Since 2007 she has been passing on her experiences to lecturers and students of Leuphana University in courses, workshops and individual coachings.

 

18.11.2020 // Informative Event: Career path "Professorship at Universities of Applied Sciences”

The event informs about the job description "Professorship at Universities of Applied Sciences" and presents possible career paths and appointment requirements. Female professors from the fields of education, cultural studies and sustainability report on their everyday work at universities of applied sciences and answer questions. The event is jointly organized by the mentoring programs ProScience and ProViae of the Equal Opportunities Office and the LaKoG Lower Saxony.

Speakers:

Dr.in Mareike Gerke, project co-ordination
Dr. Sabine Todt, repesentative for the appointment of professorships, Hochschule Osnabrück
Prof.in Dr.in Marion Mayer, Professorship for social work and counselling, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin
Prof.in Dr.in Brigitte Wotha, Professorship for spatial planning - focus point urban development and regional planning, FH Kiel
Prof.in Dr.in Kirsten Wagner, Professorship for culture and communication sciences - department for design, FH Bielefeld

 

Wednesday, 18.11.2020, 10:00 - 13:00h, online

Please register by 11.11.2020 at the LaKoG office (mareike.gerke@hs-hannover.de

11.02.2021 // Workshop "Using ambivalences - recognising opportunities: How philosophy can support decision making"

*This workshop will be held in German.*

How do we make right decisions when we don't (cannot) know what is right?
How can we learn to use our doubts and the "being torn" that accompanies us when making decisions?
Together with the philosopher and consultant Dr. Mareike Teigeler you will establish, that making decisions not only creates new opportunities and paths, but is also a way to show yourself in the world. By engaging with thinkers like Hannah Arendt or Jacques Derrida, the workshop invites you to find your own path. For Arendt's approach of "thinking without a railing" and Derrida's attempt to grasp the moment of decision as a "leap into a creative act" offer a chance: Where no railing guides us, freedom for our own desires is created. In the course of the workshop, a keynote lecture will introduce the topic. Following on from this, you will have the opportunity to work on your own "decision pieces" in individual and group work. The first step will be to analyse your previous decision-making patterns and routines before we will try to uncover the opportunities and concerns that arise when you make decisions beyond these patterns and routines.

Speaker: Dr. Mareike Teigeler

Dr. Mareike Teigeler studied philosophy and sociology in Münster and Hamburg. In 2011 she completed her doctorate at the University of Hamburg on the productive force of discomfort. Since 2012 Dr. Mareike Teigeler has been working at the College of Leuphana University Lüneburg. As a consultant, she translates her philosophical and scientific background into action and encourages students to develop their own processes and (solution) paths in decision-making.

Thursday 11 February 2020, 9:30 am -13:30 pm, room to be announced