This program is open to all doctoral candidates in the final phase (from about one year before the completion of the doctorate, the completion should be foreseeable) and postdocs - including habilitation candidates - in the first two to three years after the doctorate from all faculties. It serves to reflect on your own professional orientation and career opportunities with your own peer group in a goal-oriented manner and to mutually support and motivate each other.
Dates: November 16, 4-6 p.m., and November 23, 2:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Sammelgebäude, 4.OG, room 4.16 (entrance via room 4.17)
Registration and preparation for the kick-off event
On admission to the program, all participants will receive preparatory documents.
Deadline for application (new!): 7 November 2022, to GRIPS
The Kick-off marks the start of the program, which covers the winter and summer semesters 2022-23. Please note that only those who fully participate in the kick-off meeting can be included in the program. Late entry is not intended.
The aim of the program is the interdisciplinary networking and mutual support of the participating researchers during the professional orientation phase after their doctorate. The exchange in small groups, who as peers follow a comparable path but do not necessarily belong to the immediate professional or personal circle and who can therefore offer an external perspective, should allow the participants to systematically discuss the individually perceived challenges with others and to mutually encourage each other over a foreseeable period of time in the respective steps to be taken.
The topics to be worked on are introduced by the participants themselves according to their individual needs. Possible topics could include, for example, the following issues:
After a call and application phase, the peer mentoring program starts in November with a kick-off event. During this event, participants get to know each other over the course of two half days, receive further information about the mentoring program (including conversation techniques and recommendations for group work), form peer groups, and agree on a suitable working method within each group.
During the fellowing mentoring work phase the groups organize themselves independently. An interim reflection on the cooperation within the groups is integrated for January in order to adjust the working style as needed. At the end of the program period in July, a final workshop is held with all participants for reflection within and between the groups as well as with the WIN team.
During the whole program, the participants are accompanied by the WIN team and, if required, by external coaches.
Group formation and agreement in the group are contents of the kick-off meeting. It is therefore essential that all mentees participate fully in this meeting.