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Leadership Skills with Sabine Lerch

When: 13th-14th December 2018

Where: BMC, N02.011

Course content:

This course is designed for young scientists to provide you with basic theoretical and practical knowledge concerning leadership. The word "leader" goes with "people." Leaders are expected to improve human performance, as well as to manage resources. Yet many professionals focus only on technical or scientific qualifications – not on complex social interactions. These professionals soon learn that poor leadership and communication skills can undermine credibility and general effectiveness.

Be it in academia or in industry – leaders will very likely manage “knowledge workers” (smart, creative, highly professional individuals) – who expect to be treated respectfully and given opportunities to develop their potential.

For these tasks working together with other people in a cooperative way, understanding their motivation, bringing about solid decisions and influencing a group towards win-win goals, will certainly be skills worth their weight in gold.

For further details of the workshop, please check link here.

General notes for transferable skill requirements:

LSM students should participate in at least three transferable skills courses during their doctoral studies. It is not necessary that these courses be those offered by the LSM, so long as you receive a certificate of attendance, this can be handed into the LSM office to count towards your curiculum.

Doctoral students from outside the LSM are permitted to participate in our transferable skills courses, should there be a course of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact the LSM office.

Cancellation policy:

Once you have registered for a course provided by the LSM, you will be held responsible to participate or you will be unable to attend any further workshop provided by the LSM. Please give at least 48hours working days´notice to the LSM office before the course, should you be unable to attend, so that another student may take your place. If you fall ill on the day of the course, a doctor’s note is necessary.


The GraduateCenter-LMU also offers courses which are open to all LSM students. For details visit

Previous transferable skills courses


If available, course descriptions are provided by clicking on the name of the workshop.

  • Scientific writing by Science Craft, 11 and 12 October 2018
  • Grant proposal writing by Science Craft, 18th & 19th of June 2018

  • Leadership skills by Sabine Lerch, 12th and 13th of December 2017

  • Getting Published & Understanding Peer Review by Dr. Brian Cusack, 23rd & 24th of March 2017
  • Communication and Team by Sabine Lerch 13th & 14th of December 2016
  • Scientific Writing: Scientific Craft by Dr. Brian Cusack 27th & 28th of October 2016.
  • Grant proposal writing: Scientific Craft-instructed by Dr.Cusack and Dr. Babette Regierer. 10th & 11th March 2016.
  • Presentation skills: M.A. Sabine Lerch, 14th & 15th of January 2016.
  • Rhetoric skills and practice: "How to convince with a talk at an academic conference"- Dr Susanne Frölich-Steffen 29th-30th of January 2015 Full description of the course please click here.
  • Leadership skills- M.A. Sabine Lerch 11th-12th of February 2015. For a full description please click here.