Seminars for doctoral students
Career and Leadership Development Centre organizes some workshops addressed specifically to the target group doctoral students at Uppsala University. Some other seminars and workshops are open to doctoral students together with other academic staff. The intention is to offer themes of interest and value both for those who want to stay and develop within the academy and for those who see a future outside academia. Student Affairs and Academic Registry Division also invites doctoral students to different career seminars.
Mastering the art of intercultural communication, 6 October, 9.00–12.00 (via Zoom, in English)
This three-hours workshop in English is designed to help you manage intercultural communication more successfully. We will talk about different cultural values and how these can lead to miscommunication or even conflict when they are not well understood. You will learn about different styles of communication and will be encouraged to examine your own background, assumptions and tendencies. We will also explore the extent of individual variation and how to handle this in the workplace and elsewhere. A special focus is on Swedish culture: how it affects communication, the traps this can create in international contexts, and how to avoid them. The workshop, led by Gregory Garretson (The Eloquence Factory), is open to researchers, teaching staff, doctoral students and academic leaders. We encourage research groups to attend together, to foster ongoing discussion of these topics. Sign up for this workshop on this link.
Finish on Time and feel good along the way, 26 September, 9.00–12.00 (on campus, in Swedish), or 16 November, 9.00–12.00 (online, in English)
This workshop provides you with a toolbox for moving from efficiency to effectiveness as a doctoral student. The background to this workshop is that we often focus on the content of our work but sometimes forget to pay attention to our own work process or how we work, think and act. However, the process is central in order to complete our work on time and feel well during the process. More specifically, you will learn three academic productivity tools; the 80/20 principle, end product focus and the unit method, and apply them to your own work situation. This workshop provides a short and introductory version of the longer course with the same name. Lecturer: Åsa Burman, Finish on Time.The same workshop is provided twice, one online and one on campus
• 26 September, 9.00–12.00 on campus Blåsenhus. Link for registration. (Click "Doktorandseminarier")
• 16 November, 9.00–12.00 Zoom-seminar. Link for registration. (Click "Doktorandseminarier")
Self-leadership in academia, 17 November, 9.00–12.00 (on campus, in English)
How can we navigate this complex academia? How can we not get sidetracked by the “game of academia” – its structures of assessment and promotion – and keep our compass pointing towards our own True North for the sake of a transformative, regenerative future? Drawing on somatic – the art and science of working with the person in their wholeness (body, mind, thoughts, feelings, experiences, stories) – this three-hour workshop offers concrete tools and strategies for soulful and sustainable self-leadership in academia. This workshop, led by Professor Doris Rusch, is open to researchers, teaching staff, doctoral students and academic leaders. Sign up for this workshop on this link.
Conquering the seminar - developing tools for personal and professional empowerment, 15 November 9 - 12 (on campus Blåsenhus, in English)
Have you ever thought of a great comeback – much too late? Has worrying about an upcoming event been more stressful than the actual event? In this workshop, we will use drama and improvisation techniques to help us prepare for challenging and unpredictable situations in academia, such as hosting a seminar. Workshop leader: Eva Göksel Link for registration (Click Doktorandseminarier and then "Conquering the seminar")
Mastering small talk at conferences and elsewhere, 8 December, 13.15–16.00 (on campus, in English)
Conferences and seminars obviously involve sharing research, but they are also social events that offer excellent opportunities to meet people and develop your professional network. However, many people find the social aspects of these events uncomfortable or intimidating. In this workshop, we will examine why we fear talking to new people, explore the characteristics of successful small talk and good conversation, and present strategies that you can use at conferences and elsewhere. You will engage in activities designed to get you thinking creatively about social encounters and to give you practice in meeting new people in a stimulating and fun atmosphere. The workshop, led by Gregory Garretson (The Eloquence Factory), is open to researchers, teaching staff, doctoral students and academic leaders. The workshop will conclude with a reception where you will have a chance to mingle with new acquaintances and continue the discussion.
Sign up for this workshop on this link.