UiODoc Seminar: Develop Your Leadership Skills as a Researcher

UiODoc would like to invite all PhD candidates and postdocs to an interactive seminar on leadership, both in academia and outside. The presenter will be Dr. Kerstin Fritsches from PostdocTraining, who is a specialist in professional development for early career researchers.

What defines a good leader? How can I be a leader at any level of seniority and how can I become a better communicator in my team?


  • 12:00 - 13:30 Part 1: Dealing with leadership challenges at any level. Presentation and exercises on the themes: what is leadership, how can I be a leader at any level of seniority and how do I communicate effectively as a leader?
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Break 
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Part 2: Essential tools for leaders. Presentation with practical tools and strategies for further development, introducing best practice in managing yourself, running projects and ‘growing others’.

Coffee, tea, and other interesting snacks will be available in the break.


To register for this event, please fill out the following sign-up sheet:

This will be a hands-on interactive workshop, so bring a friend and be prepared to discuss in groups.

Full-day workshop

In connection with this seminar, UiODoc and Kerstin are also offering a full day workshop for a smaller group, with more time for discussion and questions. Different material will be covered there. See our event page for Strategies and skills for leadership in research. Note: sign-ups are very limited!

About the presenter, Dr. Kerstin Fritsches

Kerstin is a former research fellow in neuroscience whose 12-year research career gave her first-hand experience of the challenges facing early career researchers, and a strong track record in postdoc affairs and career development.

A lack of effective career training for PhDs led Kerstin to found PostdocTraining in 2011, to bridge a gap in professional development by delivering support tailored specifically for early career researchers. PostdocTraining delivers career development support and mentoring for researchers worldwide, and Kerstin has become a sought-after workshop facilitator on topics such as career planning and research leadership in Europe and Australia.


Published Feb. 25, 2016 6:38 PM - Last modified Feb. 26, 2016 11:11 AM