The coaching programme navigare addresses female early career researchers who consider a career in science. The main objective of the navigare coaching programme is to support women in framing their own career objectives and to help them prepare and position themselves for a successful (further) career.
At the University of Bremen, women make up 44% of the graduates in natural sciences and engineering, whereas only 14% hold a professorship in these fields. MARUM aims to address this imbalance by offering extra support to its female scientist through the navigare coaching programme which is developed and organized in cooperation with the office for equal opportunities at the University of Bremen.
The navigare coaching programme aims to professionalise women for their career management in science. Strategies introduced in navigare include a focus on special challenges that especially women might (have to) face in the scientific community. Participants will reflect on informal obstacles in women careers and learn how to deal with them. Topics of the programme include
- Individual career planning
- Communication and conflict management
- Intercultural competences
Once registered, the one-year programme consists of 7 days of trainings / coachings. Each of these ‘coaching days’, comprises lectures and interactive exercises providing the theoretical background on different aspects of personal and career development (see objectives). During the second half of the coaching days, participants will work on concrete situations and challenges they are facing in their own work context using the method of intervision.
In a final workshop, the participants will reflect on what they have accomplished with the navigare coaching programme, their plans for the future and possibly arrange for further self-organized meetings with the group of participants to continue with intervision.
see also detailed programme
Women who are interested to participate in the navigare programme need to fill in the application form. Please make sure that you have read all the information on this web site as well as the detailed programme before you decide to apply.
The deadline for applications is 31 July 2017.
If you are eligible for attending the navigare programme, you will receive an invitation to participate in the information workshop. During this workshop, the trainers will explain the further registration process. Following the workshop, you will have another week time to decide whether you would like to participate in the programme.
Target group / Prerequisites for admission to the programme
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