Press Release 063/2011

Being the Boss also Is a Woman’s Domain

Information Meeting on Contact Studies “Frauen in Führungspositionen“ (FiF, Women in Executive Positions)
Die Führungspersönlichkeit in jeder Frau zu entdecken –  das ist das Ziel der Weiterbildungsreihe FiF am KIT. (Foto: Martin Lober)
KIT’s FiF training series is aimed at discovering the leadership personality in every women. (Photo: Martin Lober)

On October 27, the contact studies “Women in Executive Positions 2011/2012” (FiF) will start at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). These studies address women, who are about to enter executive positions or wish to enhance their leadership competences. The meanwhile 17th training series will be organized by the Academic Development Division. At an information evening on May 17, the team will present its approach.

“It is our objective to discover and individually promote the leadership personality in every woman,” says Dr. Anke Diez, Head of the Academic Development Division. Over a period of seven months, the contact studies offer close-to-practice expert knowledge on leadership issues. FiF consists of seven modules of two days each. The topics cover: Leadership competence, presentation, leading of teams, conflict and project management, change processes, process management, and diversity management. According to Diez, “also the accompanying offers of coaching for every participant and small groups as well as learning partnerships play an important role for the transfer of the knowledge to the own field of work”.

At an information evening on May 17, 17.30 hrs, at the seminar room of the Academic Development Division (Vincenz-Prießnitz-Straße 1, 4th floor), interested women will have the opportunity to get to know the team of lecturers, process advisors, and staff developers that will prepare the participants for their executive position. The meeting will be followed by a first workshop on the “Moderation of Discussions.“

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Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,600 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 23,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

ele, 18.04.2011


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