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Recommended Workshops

Re­com­men­ded Work­shops

Get­ting star­ted in WU’s in-­house train­ing pro­gram

WU of­fers a wide se­lec­tion of prac­tic­ally rel­ev­ant con­tinu­ing edu­ca­tional op­por­tun­it­ies, avail­able to you throughout your time at WU. From the start of your em­ploy­ment you are en­titled to take work­shops offered in WU’s in-­house train­ing pro­gram. A new course cata­log fo­cus­ing on dif­fer­ent top­ics is pub­lished every semester. We’d like to of­fer you a pre­view of the sem­inars and work­shops we’ll be of­fer­ing in the 2017/18 win­ter semester to help you get your bear­ings, and we would also like to make some re­com­mend­a­tions to help you find the best work­shops for your par­tic­u­lar stage of em­ploy­ment.

Regard­less of which work­shops you se­lect: Within the first three semesters after re­ceiv­ing your in­vit­a­tion to the WU On­board­ing Pro­gram, you are en­titled to at­tend two work­shops from the tar­get group-spe­cific pro­gram free of charge. This means that in ad­di­tion to the costs for train­ers, ma­ter­i­als, and ca­ter­ing, WU will also cover the stand­ard de­duct­ible other­wise charged, which usu­ally amounts to € 20 per work­shop day. However, should you cancel your re­gis­tra­tion after ex­pir­a­tion of the can­cel­la­tion dead­line (two weeks prior to the start­ing date of the work­shop) or if you fail to at­tend, you will be charged this amount as a can­cel­la­tion fee. Work­shops taught in Eng­lish have an Eng­lish title and de­scrip­tion, work­shops with a Ger­man title are held in Ger­man.

At home at WU and in Aus­tria: Learn­ing Ger­man

WU sees it­self as a bi­lin­gual uni­versity, which is why it is im­port­ant that our em­ploy­ees can com­mu­nic­ate with con­fid­ence in both Ger­man and Eng­lish. Lan­guage skills can only im­prove with reg­u­lar use, so we re­com­mend act­ively work­ing on your Ger­man skills on a reg­u­lar basis. If you want to at­tend a Ger­man course, you have the op­por­tun­ity of do­ing so at an ex­ternal lan­guage school. Fin­an­cial sup­port is avail­able upon ap­plic­a­tion to the Per­son­nel Devel­op­ment of­fice. For fur­ther de­tails on ex­ternal lan­guage schools and the pre­requis­ites for at­tend­ing these courses, please see this PDF file. IF you already speak suf­fi­cient Ger­man, you are wel­come to at­tend any work­shops in WU’s in-­house train­ing pro­gram taught in Ger­man. Dur­ing your WU on­board­ing period, you can also at­tend these work­shops free of charge. (You can at­tend any two work­shops of your choice from the tar­get-­group-spe­cific pro­gram and one Eng­lish lan­guage skills work­shop are com­pletely free of charge for one year after re­ceipt of an in­vit­a­tion to the WU-On­board­ing-­Pro­gram.)

Re­com­mend­a­tions for ad­min­is­trat­ive staff mem­bers:

There are two skill areas we con­sider par­tic­u­larly im­port­ant for all pos­i­tions at WU: Com­mu­nic­a­tion (whether within your team, with su­per­visors, stu­dents, or col­leagues in other units) and self-­man­age­ment (or­gan­iz­ing your time and your work and meet­ing a vari­ety of de­mands without be­com­ing totally over­whelmed). If these top­ics are more or less new to you, one of the fol­low­ing work­shops could be a good in­tro­duc­tion:

If you’re already fa­mil­iar with the top­ics and are in­ter­ested in find­ing out more about in­di­vidual aspects of self-­man­age­ment and com­mu­nic­a­tion, maybe one of the work­shops below is for you:

For more on these and fur­ther work­shops avail­able to you, please see the WU In-­House Train­ing web­site for de­tailed course de­scrip­tions and sign-up forms.

Re­com­mend­a­tions espe­cially for aca­demic staff mem­bers:

If you are just start­ing your aca­demic ca­reer, one of the fol­low­ing work­shops be­ing held in the up­com­ing semester may be of in­terest to you:

If you are already more ad­vanced in your aca­demic ca­reer, al­low us to re­com­mend one of the fol­low­ing work­shops in the com­ing semester:

Fur­ther­more we want to re­com­mend Work­shop that are in­ter­est­ing for both, ad­vanced scient­ists and scient­ists at the be­gin­ning of their ca­reer:

Ad­di­tional work­shops that can help you get your aca­demic ca­reer at WU off to the best possible start as well as de­tailed de­scrip­tions of the work­shops re­com­men­ded above can be found on the WU in-­house train­ing page.