Empower Yourself: Enhancing (Gender-Related) Communication


September 24/25, 2014

The workshop “Empower Yourself: Enhancing (Gender-Related) Communication” by Andrea Roos from the ICCON (International Communication Consultancy) is designed for female junior scientists and focused on how to improve and optimize our individual communication style and make ourselves heard and better understood by (male) work colleagues. In a small group of 8 Phd-students, we worked 2 days intensively on different aspects of communication and solving conflicts in a nice mixture of theory, teamwork and role playing. Andrea designed the workshop quite individually and gave us many tips how to act and react in difficult situations, how to communicate things in an assertive way, which role our body language plays and so on. We got a lot impressions and ideas and hope to apply the knowledge in future for having an effective communication.