Workshops 2022

Academia as a springboard into other sectors

This workshop is designed to give young researchers an insight into the sometimes unknown world of private businesses. What are the cultural differences between private industry and academic? What are the advantages and disadvantages to public and private business? What kind od jobs are out there and what sort of personality/mindset is necessary to be successful in industry? How can I apply for a job if I don't even understand what the job offers mean? And where shall I start looking for a job. These and other questions will be addressed in this workshop.


The workshop is conducted by Dr. Gaby Schilling, KEPOS

Gaby earned her doctorate in chemistry and holds a B. Sc. in psychology.

For more than 17 years she held various leading positions in an internationally operating DAX 30 company in Germany and the US and was heading teams of experts and managers in research, product development and product safety. She has thus gained profound first-hand experience in all phases of collaboration with employees – from recruitment over career development and promotion to change of career.

Qualifications to business coach and team coach complement her practical experience. Since 2012 Gaby has been working as coach and consultant for natural scientists. She also runs workshops and trains groups whereby the main focus is on the transition from science into industry and taking over leadership tasks.

Academic writing - How to create good texts

Dr.-Ing. Bartlett Warren-Kretzschmar from Golin Wissenschaftsmanagement, Berlin
Dr.-Ing. Bartlett Warren-Kretzschmar from Golin Wissenschaftsmanagement, Berlin

For many young scientists writing is the most difficult part of research work. Poor structure, breakneck formulations and unclear argumentation lead to texts which are not too user friendly. However, For the success of academics it is essential that the content is successfully conveyed to the relevant target groups. 


In this workshop the process of academic writing is highlighted from the first idea through the structuring and formation of the text to its completion. The participants engage with the content related, formal and organisational aspects of writing. The following topics are covered. 


Abstract, article, thesis: Text types and reasons for writing in academia 

From idea to text:

Topic selection, structure, argumentation 

Writing as a process:

Utilising creative bursts – avoiding blocks 

Academic writing: My next steps 



Dr.-Ing. Bartlett Warren-Kretzschmar, Hanover, was born in New York and studied Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Cornell University. She has been teaching courses in landscape architecture and environmental planning at both American and German universities for the past forty years. At the Leibniz University in Hanover, she has taught and researched for 30 years. Moreover, she was a guest professor in the international Master of Landscape Architecture programme at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Bernburg and professor in the Bioregional Planning Programme at Utah State University, where she also offered courses in research skills and scientific writing, as well as communication and rhetoric.