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Panel Discussion and Workshop 4EU + "Career Development & Leadership"

Training Package "Career Development & Leadership" for Doctoral Candidates

Starting November 16, 2022, Heidelberg Graduate Academy in collaboration with the Heidelberg branch of the 4EU+ European University Alliance is offering a training package on “Career Development & Leadership” for doctoral candidates from all 4EU+ partner universities with international speakers from academia and business.

Panel Discussion "Career Development and Leadership", November 16th, 2022 - broadcast online - registration is now open

Are you wondering how to navigate the next steps in your career as an early career researcher?  Do you have questions about what makes a good leader? And how can we equip today’s learners with the skills for tomorrow’s leaders? In a panel discussion on "Career Development and Leadership" that will be broadcast online, the Graduate Academy and experts from both academia and industry will explore these and many other questions about career development for early career researchers. We will welcome input and questions from the participants and there will be open discussion on the challenges and the aspirations of leadership for early career researchers.

The panel discussion is part of a “training package” on Career Development and Leadership (CD&L) for doctoral researchers from all seven 4EU+ Universities. The initiative is supported by and financed through funds available to the Heidelberg Office of the 4EU+ European University Alliance provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Ministry for Science, Research and Art of the State of Baden-Württemberg.


Program – Panel Discussion on "Career Development and Leadership"
November 16th, 2022 beginning at 4 pm

4:00 pm – Welcome and opening remarks from Dr. Helke Hillebrand (Director, Graduate Academy, Heidelberg University)

Keynote speakers

  • “What makes a leader a good leader?”, Dr. Hartmut Unger (Coaching Motivation Mannheim)
  • “Challenges for leadership in academic contexts”, Prof. Dr. Christiane Schwieren (Professor of Organizational Behavior, Alfred Weber Institute for Economics, and Equal Opportunities Commissioner, Heidelberg University)

Panel discussion, including Q&A.

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Helke Hillebrand with interactive audience participation throughout.

6:00 pm – End of event

More information:
Program – Panel Discussion on "Career Development and Leadership" Adobe


We hope you can join us online for what promises to be a lively conversation on career development and leadership in an academic context.
Please register by Monday, November 14th on our website!


Workshop "Career Development and Leadership", November 17th & 18th, 2022

In our two-day workshop on career development vis-à-vis leadership skills participants will explore their career aspirations based on their competencies and values. They will learn to set engaging yet realistic goals for their own personal and professional development and to reflect on their vision regarding future achievements. Participation in the workshop and thesubsequent individual coaching sessions is pending a successful application to the scheme. For the individually scheduled, remote coaching sessions, participants will have the opportunity to set their own focus according to the individual learning outcome from the workshop.

Registration for the workshop has closed.


For any questions regarding these events,
please contact the Graduate Academy by email to:

The initiative is financed through funds provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Ministry for Science, Research and Art of the State of Baden-Württemberg.



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