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Team Management

TypeTwo-day course
InstructorRob Thompson
Number of Places10
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9:00-17:00 h

StartMar 09, 2010—Mar 10, 2010

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Advanced doctoral candidates and postdocs within Dahlem Research School


Course Description


Why improve team skills?

Great research is no longer a lone achievement. Being able to work well as part of a team, motivate people and take the lead where necessary are skills essential for success. The research environment creates its own particular challenges, as the teams are made up of highly intelligent, driven, independent and innovative men and women. In such an environment, excellent team skills are essential in order to ensure full use of all available talents and so achieve the appropriate success.


The workshop draws on the personal experience of all participants as well as that of the trainer, thereby ensuring that the training is specific for and relevant to the participants’ individual needs. The workshop will be a structured discussion forum to facilitate ideas and develop strategies. The workshop will be very interactive. Expect to be asked lots of questions, expect to be challenged, expect to participate!


In this workshop, participants will learn how to forge strong, efficient and productive teams - Essential for success in today’s competitive research environment.

This workshop will cover:

  • How to motivate people
  • How to persuade effectively
  • When it is appropriate to use authority
  • Creating a “can-do” attitude and environment
  • Dealing with conflicting motivations and goals


Rob Thompson, RTTA