Kick-Off Seminar

During the initial phase of your doctorate, the TUM-GS Kick-Off Seminar provides you with information about academic work and the diverse offerings at your university. You will meet colleagues from other disciplines, which gives you the opportunity to gain new perspectives and to expand your personal network. Experienced trainers offer targeted support for developing personal skills.

Online Kick-off seminar

In order to contain the proliferation of SARS-CoV-2, all face-to-face Kick-Off Seminars are cancelled until further notice.  

Procedure of the Online Kick-Off Seminar

Each Online Kick-Off Seminar consists of two modules:

Module 1 comprises a 3 hour interactive video call. Two members of the TUM-GS Management Office will guide you through the Poster- and Good Scientific Practice-Session. The video call will be conducted with Zoom.

Please note that an individual preparation for the live session is required. We have set up a virtual classroom on the TUM moodle platform. There are videos that you can watch and documents to read. You will find detailed instructions for the individual preparation on the moodle platform. We will send you all necessary information and access codes two weeks prior to the video call.

Module 2 is a transferable skills course with a workload of 14 hours conducted by an external trainer. Those 14 hours can be spread over 2-4 days, depending on the trainer. The trainers use Zoom or comparable online meeting tools. They will send you all necessary information and access codes in time. You have to choose one course out of a list of several topics.

Technical requirements

In order to access the TUM moodle platform, you need a TUM ID (or an LMU account). In case you do not have such an ID, you can contact the person responsible for TUM Online at your chair or department to get a “Guest ID”. Ideally, you have the TUM ID before registering, because the setup usually takes some time.

For the video call we use Zoom. Please make sure, that you can use this tool on your laptop or mobile device. You also need a stable internet connection, a camera and microphone.

Registration

You can register for the Kick-off seminar via DocGS where you will find the section "Kick-off seminar" in your DocGS profile. Please register for a transferable skills course (Module 2). With the registration for Module 2, you are automatically registered for the corresponding Module 1. Please check your availability for all dates.

Please note the special general terms and conditions for your participation in the online Kick-off seminar

Upcoming kick-off seminars

Online Kick-Off Seminar No. 36

Module 1 is taking place on June 30, 2021 from 10:00 – 13:00h.

Please choose one of the courses (Module 2) below and register by using the REGISTRATION-link to DocGS. With the registration for Module 2, you are automatically registered for the corresponding Module 1. Please check your availability for all dates as you have to attend the transferable skills course (Module 2) and the concerning Module 1 fully.

Module 2, Course 1: Scientfic Paper Writing
Dates: July 15, 16, 2021
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Module 2, Course 2: Schwierige Gespräche führen - Konfliktkommunikation
Dates: July 15, 16, 2021
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Module 2, Course 3: Führung - Konsequent mit Persönlichkeit
Dates: July 12, 13, 2021
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Module 2, Course 4: Lesestrategien für WissensarbeiterInnen
Dates: July 20, 21, 2021
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Module 2, Course 5: Rhetorik 4.0 - in 4 Schritten überzeugend auftreten und reden - auch online
Dates: July 13, 14, 15, 2021
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Module 2, Course 6: Negotiation Skills after the Harvard Modell
Dates: July 12, 13, 15, 16, 2021
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Online Kick-Off Seminar No. 37

Module 1 is taking place on July  7, 2021 from 10:00 – 13:00h.

Please choose one of the courses (Module 2) below and register by using the REGISTRATION-link to DocGS. With the registration for Module 2, you are automatically registered for the corresponding Module 1. Please check your availability for all dates as you have to attend the transferable skills course (Module 2) and the concerning Module 1 fully.

Module 2, Course 1: Scientfic Paper Writing
Dates: July 20, 21, 2021
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Module 2, Course 2: Promovieren mit Plan: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten für Doktorandinnen 
Dates: July 19, 20, 21, 2021
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Module 2, Course 3: Time Management - Use your Time Efficiently
Dates: July 21, 26, 2021
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Module 2, Course 4: Presenting Research in Conference Talks and Poster Sessions  
Dates: July 21, 23, 27, 2021
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Module 2, Course 5: Serious Creativity - Creative Problem Solving 
Dates: July 19, 20, 2021
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Module 2, Course 6: Ethik und soziale Verantwortung in Wissenschaft und Führung 
Dates: July 19, 20, 2021
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Online Kick-Off Seminar No. 39

Module 1 is taking place on September 15, 2021 from 10:00 – 13:00h

Please choose one of the courses (Module 2) below and register by using the REGISTRATION-link to DocGS. With the registration for Module 2, you are automatically registered for the corresponding Module 1. Please check your availability for all dates as you have to attend the transferable skills course (Module 2) and the concerning Module 1 fully.

 

Module 2, Course 1: Schwierige Gespräche führen – Konfliktkommunikation (September 16-17, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 2: Evidence Based Problem Solving Strategies (September 16-17, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 3: Wissenschaftliches Schreiben - mit kreativen Methoden leicht gemacht (September 16-17, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 4: Critical Reasoning and Logic (September 16-17, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 5: Communicating in Teams and Difficult Situations (September 21-22, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 6: Wirkungsvoll und überzeugend präsentieren (September 16-17, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 7: Agiles Arbeiten und persönliche Agilität (September 16-17, 2021)

Online Kick-Off Seminar No. 40

Module 1 is taking place on September 22, 2021 from 10:00 – 13:00h. 

Please choose one of the courses (Module 2) below and register by using the REGISTRATION-link to DocGS. With the registration for Module 2, you are automatically registered for the corresponding Module 1. Please check your availability for all dates as you have to attend the transferable skills course (Module 2) and the concerning Module 1 fully.

 

Module 2, Course 1: Mastering International Projects (September 14-15, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 2: Time and Self-Management for Doctoral Candidates (September 13-15, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 3: Acting successfully in an international academic environment (September 14-15, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 4: Modelling complex systems – Agent based modelling & network science (September 13-14 and 17, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 6: Work-Life Balance (September 13-14, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 5: Fit for Leadership! (September 16-17, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 7: Ethik und soziale Verantwortung in Wissenschaft und Führung (September 14-15, 2021)