Internal trainings

  Thursday 12 April - Friday 13 April 2018 09:00 - 17:00 EPFL

REGARD Workshop: Self-empowerment: discover how to build your power to act

By Nir Zalts, expert for leadership and professional development

This workshop is opened to both women and men
Description and objectives
  • How could you feel more competent, worthy, valuable, and capable of doing things? What would enable you to address adversity with calm and resolve?
  • How could you create conditions around you that would foster your ideas and projects?
  • How could you develop courage to fight for what is important to you and to say No to what is not?
Although these questions seem very personal, they are actually widely shared and universal. Most people have doubts and struggle at times with their self-image, selfacceptance and confidence. Research shows consistently, that developing these aspects is highly correlated to coping with life challenges, and emotional well-being.
This workshop is designed to help you identify ways to foster positive self-image, to transform limiting beliefs into self-compassion, and to increase your “power to act”.
Through experience sharing, discovery of tools like cultivating self-care and mindfulness, as well as via the analysis of concrete situations, each participant will be able to make another step on her/his path of professional and personal growth.
2 consecutive days + half a day follow-up

12th and 13 April + follow-up 5th June (1/2 day)

Target audience
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.


Organization REGARD program


Accessibility General public

Admittance Registration required