PAW Kick-Off & Opening Talk: The Need for Sustainable Leadership in Academia

For this year’s PAW Kick-Off, the PAW organizers have teamed up with SciLead! During our Kick-off Event, the organizers will present the idea behind the Postdoc Appreciation Week, share highlights from the event program and kick-start the week’s social media campaign!

As science managers supporting postdocs, they are acutely aware that postdocs face a variety of challenges. The Postdoc Appreciation Week is a step to give postdocs in Germany more visibility and a platform for events that address the different needs of postdocs. In our Kick-Off, we want to address one of these central needs – better leadership and guidance for and by postdocs.

The Need for Sustainable Leadership in Academia, Opening Talk by SciLead

Academia is a world of uncertainty – terminated positions, publish or perish, and science in itself can be challenging to navigate. Therefore, the role of the group leader comes with special responsibilities. But let’s be honest – would you feel prepared to tackle this role?

Driven by their own experience as scientists in various fields of academia, the SciLead team wanted to know how researchers in academia feel about leadership and how they wanted to learn about it. What started with a small survey turned out to give them enough data to write and publish a paper and they would love to discuss it with you.

We are looking forward to an interactive Kick-Off!

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SciLead - Sustainable Leadership e.V.
SciLead advocates for a better leadership and work culture in science. As young academics from different scientific fields, we bring in our experience from research and the agile environment. We address (young) scientists who want to change the academic culture so that people can work sustainably in research.
Advisor for research funding with a focus on DFG and postdoc phase
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Luisa Gödeke is a research support manager als Leibniz University Hannover with a focus on funding programmes of the federal ministries, scientific prizes and internal research funding. While her academic background is in linguistics, she has profound knowledge in teaching academic writing and academic writing consultation.
Helmholtz Munich
Postdoc Coordinator, Scientific Talent and Career Development
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Head Career Services & IMPRS-ML
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Support for funding programmes of the federal ministries and the MWK, Scientific Prizes
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Head of National Funding & Support for DFG Research Training Groups
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Postdocs, Science Managers and everyone interested in the PAW

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