Internal trainings

  Tuesday 27 March 2018 09:00 - 17:00 University of Geneva

REGARD Workshop: Facilitation techniques for working groups

By Siara Isaac, Teaching Support Centre, EPFL

Description and objectives
This workshop will allow you to explore and pilot different approaches and techniques for managing a small team. Specifically, it will assist you with:
  • Setting the tone and making the ‘right’ impression in a new group
  • Establishing effective habits for discussion and debate habits
  • Imposing appropriate tools for decision making
  • Implementing strategies for resolving disagreements
  • Managing subordinate, superordinate and peer interactions
  • Developing your personal leadership style
Participants will work individually and in small groups on a variety of reflective and practical exercises designed to assist them in identifying and developing the techniques which fit with their personal leadership style. Constructive, individual feedback will be provided collaboratively by the group.
Target audience
Female Postdocs & Professors
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