Press Release 047/2009

Being the Boss also Is a Woman’s Domain

Information Event on Contact Studies “Women in Management Positions“ (FiF)

Management competencies are coveyed by a contact studies course
for women at the KIT.
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On October 9, the contact studies course “Women in Management Positions 2009/2010” (FiF) will start at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). It addresses women, who are candidates for management positions or wish to enhance their management competencies. kww – The Scientific Further Training of Universität Karlsruhe organizes the meanwhile 15th training series. The team will present its approach at an information event on May 12.

“It is the objective to discover and individually promote the manager in every woman”, says Anke Diez, Head of the kww. The studies course has a duration of seven months and offers practically relevant know-how on management issues. FiF consists of seven elements of two days each: Managing competence, presentation skills, management in teams, conflict and project management, processes of change, process management, and diversity management. To transfer the knowledge to the own field of work, “coaching is offered to the individual participants and small groups and learning partnerships play an important role”, according to Diez.

Persons interested are invited to come to an information event on May 12 to meet the team of lecturers, consultants, and staff developers from universities and industry, who prepare the participants for their management position. To get a first glimpse, the event will be followed by a workshop on “Good Ideas Do Not Come Accidentally – Creativity Is Needed!”

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is the merger of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, member of the Helmholtz Asso-ciation, and the Universität Karlsruhe. This merger will give rise to an institution of internationally excellent research and teaching in natural and engineering sciences. In total, the KIT has 8000 employees and an annual budget of 700 million Euros. The KIT focuses on the knowledge triangle of research – teaching – innovation.

The Karlsruhe institution is a leading European energy research center and plays a visible role in nanosciences worldwide. KIT sets new standards in teaching and promotion of young scien-tists and attracts top scientists from all over the world. More-over, KIT is a leading innovation partner of industry.

ele, May 08, 2009


Monika Landgraf
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