REGARD Workshop: Increase your assertiveness in institutional power games


Event details

Date 09.06.2022 09:0017:00  
Speaker Lic.phil. Sibyl Schädeli, lecturer, coach ICF PCC, and consultant
Category Internal trainings
Registrations open on 28.04.22

Description In the business world as well as in universities, strategies for power games and assertiveness become increasingly important with each career step. For women, the “likability” requirement often represents an additional challenge. Have you ever experienced “games” being played withunspoken rules, not knowing how to act or play along? This workshop reveals and decodes unspoken rules andbehaviour patterns, guides you in identifying scheming,traps and tricks, and shows you how to achieve greaterroom for manoeuvre and increased assertiveness.
  • Power dynamics in hierarchical organizations
  • Decoding verbal and non-verbal language, symbols and gestures in daily power games
  • How to make yourself seen and listened to in meetings and further relevant settings
  • How to react to attacks and offenses
  • Will get to know the essential rules in power games and how to play along
  • Will be able to decide in any given power situation whether they want to participate in the game or not and thus gain more freedom of choice
  • Will learn how to react to verbal and non-verbal attacks and offenses
  • Will be able to make themselves heard and listened to
  • Theoretical and evidenced based inputs about relevant mechanisms and models in power and status games
  • Analysis of concrete power game situations and movie scenes
  • Training of verbal and non-verbal tactics and strategies
  • Exchange of experiences and peer feedback
Target audience
Female Phd Students & 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.

Practical information

  • Informed public
  • Registration required