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Axe Recherche

Formations liées aux activités de Ra&D

Proactively managing professional relationships and networks

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This course is open to researchers from all fields. However, sufficient experience working in the lab or research context with different groups of people will make the workshop most relevant (at least one year). Any other professional experience is an added value, allowing for rich exchanges (at least one year).

The research process is a personal and professional adventure. Researchers spend many hours learning skills such as planning and conducting experiments, analyzing data, presenting results, and writing articles. Although such scientific competencies are of course essential, they are not enough. A successful career also depends on creating the “right” relationships with thesis directors, colleagues, and extended networks. For those who want to establish a career outside of academia, it also includes developing and maintaining professional networks. And for any career in today’s competitive and complex environment, a sophisticated social tool kit (e.g., self-presentation, emotional competence, influencing, negotiating, leadership, and communication) is essential.


In this interactive two-day workshop, we will systematically examine the factors underlying constructive work relationships. Then we will discuss how to proactively manage relationships, build skills, and develop and maintain networks that support the chosen or anticipated career path(s). Each workshop will be tailored to the needs of participants, and build upon team dynamics and resources. The aim is to build awareness, develop skills, and to empower researchers for an enjoyable dissertation experience and a rewarding career.
Language: the materials will be in English, the workshop will be held in English, discussions can take place in French, German, or English – depending on the wishes of the participants.

Cette formation n’est pas prise en compte pour l’obtention de l’Attestation didactique de la HES-SO .

Tanja Wranik, work and organizational psychologist, certified coach, provides consulting services to organizations throughout Switzerland and Europe
Ecole ou établissement:
HES-SO // Master
Avenue de Provence 6
1007 Lausanne
2 jours
08h45 - 16h45
Frais d'inscription:
HES-SO   600.00
Hors HES-SO   800.00
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