Internal trainings

  Tuesday 6 November 2018 09:00 - 17:00 University of Neuchatel

REGARD Workshop: Developing and harnessing professional networks

By Dr. Tanja Wranik, work and organizational psychologist FSP, business and leadership coach, and consultant

Description and objectives
Professional careers are partially based on technical, scientific, and professional skills (“what you know”) and partially on social networks and professional networks (“who you know”). However, many young professionals are surprised to discover that “who you know” is often much more important than “what you know” in determining interesting job offers and careers. This is especially true for researchers and academics who have spent much of their young lives perfecting their technical and scientific skills and to be the best in their schools, universities, and PhD programs, and women, who have internalized counterproductive stereotypes.
This workshop is designed to give participants the tools and techniques to develop, maintain, and harness professional networks. In parti cular, we will examine general principles concerning network building and how cultural differences in communication and collaboration may influence best prac tices and expectations in social relationships in different contexts.
The workshop will be interactive, and based on the questions and concerns brought by the participants. We will use role playing and concrete examples to experiment.
The workshop will be held in English, but some challenges concerning cultural differences can be discussed in French or German, depending on the language and preferences of the participants..
Target audience
Female Postdocs
Registration & Participation fee
Participation is free for members of partner institutions. Registration is done online and opens 6 weeks before the course begins: 
The REGARD programme is addressed to young female academics of the next generation and for women professors of the universities of French-speaking Switzerland, HES-SO and EPFL. The REGARD programme is organized by the gender equality offices those institutions. 
The objective of the REGARD program is to develop skills and offer concrete tools for career management and supervision. These workshops also create spaces for discussion and exchange of experiences among researchers. They also aim to increase awareness of gender equality issues in academic careers.


Organization REGARD program


Accessibility General public

Admittance Registration required