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Women’s paths to leadership

Course rated 4.3/5- feedback from previous participants:

"A great workshop that every female PhD should follow."

"Thanks for the nice workshop! It was a good experience and gave me a lot of stuff to think about. I really went outside my comfort zone and never thought I would have enjoyed improv exercises!"

"Great job!"

Course type: 3-part Workshop series
Duration: 30 minutes preparation, 1 three-hour workshop (max. 24 participants), followed by 2 three-hour workshops in smaller groups, with homework
Audience: All PhDs in their 2nd & 3rd year
Module information:

Maximum 24 participants

Women are still underrepresented at higher levels, both inside and outside academia. Why is this so, and how might this affect how you see your own leadership potential? In this interactive series of workshops we will investigate what makes you, as a woman, powerful. What can you do to become more empowered and bring balance to the current ‘imbalance’?

We start the course with a lecture and discussion on the research findings regarding gender and power, which might shape how you view your own leadership ambitions. The two subsequent sessions allow you to put what you have learnt into practice, focussing hands-on exercises in role-playing and communication skills.

By the end of the course you will
a) have gained insight into the research on gender and leadership (first session)
b) have gained practical skills to help your realise your own leadership potential, either inside or outside academia (second and third session).

Please note that in order to receive the credits for this course, active participation and attendance at all 3 meetings is required.
Date and time:
  • First session: 10 June 2022, 14:00 - 17:00, introduction for the whole group
  • Second session: 17 June 2022, one group or two, depending on number of participants, options in registration form
  • Third session: 24 June 2022, one group or two, depending on number of participants, options in registration form

Most likely on location in Groningen, details will be sent to participants

Registration: Register here for this course
Registration Fee:


Credits : 0.3 ECTS

Groningen Graduate Schools


Laatst gewijzigd:27 januari 2022 13:55