HGS-HIRe Soft Skills Training - Spring 2021

Please note: Due to the Covid-19 situation this course cannot be held as a face-to-face event. However, we are happy to offer this training event in a modified version as an online course (2 1/2 days).


April 6-8, 2021

Basic Course I: Making an Impact as an Effective Researcher

The first course in the HGS-HIRe series of transferable skills training will focus on building the core skills required to make a strong personal impact in the work place and to be able to contribute effectively when working in teams. The course will help raise awareness about individual preferences and their impact of others. It will explore how an individual can use their strengths to most effect, whether they are presenting to an audience of academics or working in a cross disciplinary research team. Participants will also have the opportunity to work in a number of teams and gain feedback on their impact and performance.

For registration or in case of confirmation of an earlier pre-registration for this course, please send a brief email to info[at]hgs-hire.de as soon as possible.


Linda Butler, Emma Ford, Lewis Nelson


Gerhard Burau (HGS-HIRe)

Practical Information


This online seminar starts on Tuesday, April 6, at 9:00 and ends on Thursday, April 8, after lunch (around 14:00). On Thursday, after the course, there is a possibility for individual feedback sessions with the tutors. Don't worry, although the first two days contain intensive full day programs, there are adequate breaks in between. A detailed schedule of the course will be sent together with the joining instructions by email in due time. Please make sure that you join the online course well in time and fully.

What to bring

Clothing: The seminar will be very informal, so only casual attire necessary.

IT / Internet

This online course will be offered via Zoom. Hence you need stable internet access in order to follow the online course. Detailed information about the meeting ID/link and further access data will be announced in due time before the course starts.


For HGS-HIRe members, all basic course expenses are covered by HGS-HIRe. You only have to arrange for your food.

Participants (max. 24)

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