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Catching the right wind – How to assess your situation and set your goals

WWB Area | Learning field
Work and management techniques | Strategic career planning

Starting point
Are you certain whether science is your vocation or rather an interim port? Do you know in which activities and in which environment you are at your best, contributing your skills, strengths and enthusiasm? Do you know which values are essential to you in your (future) work? Only by approaching the answers to these questions can you fully develop your potential to achieve your professional goals. Just as Seneca said: „You must know for which harbor you are headed if you are to catch the right wind to take you there.“

You have gained a resource-oriented overview of your strengths, areas of development and goals, and you have developed new ideas about how to base your individual career plan on these.

Learning contents on your path in the right wind:

  • Destination and route planning: Developing a vision
  • Harbor tour: Assessing the current situation
  • Launching the boat: Diligent preparation
  • Sounding the Line: Checking the destination and values
  • Keeping an eye on the compass: Identifying goal-oriented approaches
  • Toward the sun: Determining strategies for action

Interactive input, individual and group exercises with coaching methods and other creative methods, exchange of experiences, feedback. Max. number of participants: 12

We kindly ask you to complete preparatory tasks, which will be distributed two weeks prior to the training via e-mail.
Student workers are welcome to participate, subject to availability of places.

Course information

DateTue, 25.01.2022, 9:30am-4:30pm
Wed, 26.01.2022, 9:30am-4:30pm
Scope2 days, 20 working units à 45 min
FormatOnline course. Participants receive login data by email prior the course
ToolsVideoconference. Participants who want to prepare prior the course are invited to visit our Praxisblog and our Wiki.
InstructorsDr. Nicole Torjus
Course languageEnglish
FeesFor employees, assistant lectures, registered doctoral candidates at TU Berlin and junior scientists at HU Berlin, FU Berlin, Charité, the course is free of charge. If you do not belong to these groups of people, please contact wwb@zewk.tu-berlin.de for information on fees.
RequirementsParticipants should have English language skills at least the B2 level.
CompletionAssuming successful participation, you receive a certificate of attendance.

For registration, please fill in the provided form. In case of any content questions regarding the course, please contact Stefanie Giljohann.
In case of any organizational questions please contact wwb@zewk.tu-berlin.de.


Your binding participation is very important to us. On the one hand, our courses are connected with high costs. On the other hand, we plan much group work and work interactively with you. Hence, should you be unable to attend the entire course or should you be prevented from attending the course at all, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can allocate the place to other interested persons. In the event of multiple unexcused absence, we reserve the right to exclude you from further ZEWK courses.
Please help us to develop our program in a targeted manner. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties.


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