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.  

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.

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.

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

Module 1 is taking place on October 6, 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 (October 12-13, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 2: Time and Self-Management for Doctoral Candidates (October 11-13, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 3: Lesestrategien für WissensarbeiterInnen (October 12-13, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 4: Work-Life Balance (October 12-13, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 5: Staying Balanced While Doing Your Doctorate (October 12-13, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 6: Anstöße für eine bewusste Lebens- und Karriereplanung (October 12-13, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 7: Wirkungsvoll und überzeugend präsentieren (October 12-13, 2021)

Module 1 is taking place on October 13, 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: Promovieren mit Plan: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten für DoktorandInnen (October 11 and 14-15, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 2: Schwierige Gespräche führen – Konfliktkommunikation (October 14-15, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 3: Presenting Research in Conference Talks and Poster Sessions (October 14-15, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 4: Moderne Konflikt-Kompetenz (October 14-15, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 5: Acting successfully in an international academic environment (October 14-15, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 6: Zeit- und Selbstmanagement (October 14-15, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 7: Agiles Projektmanagement (October 14-15, 2021)

 

Module 1 is taking place on November 10, 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: Scientific Paper Writing (November 23-24, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 2: Stress bewältigen – sich selbst motivieren! (November 23-24, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 3: Agiles Arbeiten und persönliche Agilität (November 16-17, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 4: Führung von Teams in Projekten (November 23-24, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 5: Presenting Research in Conference Talks and Poster Sessions (November 23-24, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 6: Konstruktiver Umgang mit Konflikten (November 18-19 & 22, 2021)

 

Module 2, Course 7: Verhandlungstraining: argumentieren, überzeugen, Lösungen generieren (November 23-24, 2021)