Lectures and seminars

Self-Leadership Training for Early Researchers – Soft Skills Training in Practise

2018-01-2414:00 to 16:30 Hillarp, Retzius väg 8Campus SolnaCareer Service

While it is our technical competence that opens doors for our first job in industry, it's your understanding of how to use your soft skills that define if you will succeed in your career.

Skills like personal attitudes, your ability to handle failures, communication and emotional intelligence combined with your personal soft skills are to describe you as a person. At the academy we are training our technical skills and the importance of our soft skills is undervalued. Interestingly, we are training our technical skills for years but should learn or understand our soft skills without, more or less, any training.

An interview is a communication between you and your future boss and colleagues. By asking questions, they try to understand how you are and how you act in given situations. For example, what motivates & demotivates you? What role do you take in a team? How do you respond to stress? What is your weakness? How do you handle conflicts? And what people do you have a challenge to work with? If you have a strong sense of self-esteem and self-awareness, you are more likely to succeed when explaining your future goals and dreams.

In this workshop series you will learn more about yourself and your soft skills, training on common interview questions and get a better understanding of why hiring managers ask questions such as: Who are you? Give an example of a situation that you had an argument with your boss; followed by the questions: How did you handle the situation and what did you learn? What are you weakness and what does it say about you?

Seminar/Workshop compromises:

Get an insight into your personality
Self-assessment as Soft skill Training
Importance of self-leadership
Typical Interview questions
Learning your communication style 


The training consist of three modules:
Module 1. January 24; an introduction seminar in soft skill training and importance of self-leadership
Module 2. February 9; Workshop, practical soft skill training. Target group researchers that attended January 24. Participants attending Module 2 will also be offered to sign up for an Individual coaching session with Tina Persson in March.

Time: 13.00-16.30
Venue: Rolf Bergin, Berzelius väg 3, floor 4, Solna

Module 3. March 26 and 28; Individual training of your soft skills and feed-back of your soft skill profile.

Time: Individual slots of 40 min will be booked between 13.00- 17.00

Venue: TBD, Berzelius väg 3, floor 4, Solna

NB Limited number of participants in Module 2 and 3.

Target group for the self-leadership training is postdocs and researchers.

Register for all events here


About Tina Persson

Dr Tina Persson is a Global Academic Career Coach, Recruiter & Search Specialist, and Expert in Digital Transformation, Founder of the PodCast, PhD Career Stories, a podcast made by PhDs for PhDs in career development . She is also owner of her own company, Passage2Pro. She delivers workshops, seminars, is an invited speaker, supporting academics, PhD, Postdocs, Assistant and Full Professors, in their change management. She is also inventor and owner of Aptahem AB, a start-up company in the biotechnology field.

Contact person: Anethe Mansen