Faculty@TUM offers an evidence-based, custom-tailored development program for professors.
As professor at TUM, you are not only responsible for research and teaching, but also for tasks such as selecting suitable staff members, supporting junior researchers and leading your team in an efficient manner. You are also responsible for managing resources and creating structures in order to facilitate sustainable research for real social impact. The key challenge is to meet different roles and demands, and at the same time ensure that appropriate boundaries between work and private life exist.
The Faculty@TUM Team of the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning supports you in mastering your daily leadership and management challenges. We are the exclusive platform for professors at TUM for continuing education and networking, and offer customized events and resources for your diverse challenges. Our offers are made by scientists for scientists: scientifically based and practice-oriented, sustainable and effective.
Our workshops focus on topics that are tailored to the current needs and challenges of professors.
In a personal conversation, we will discuss which TUM resources could be most useful for you, given your current needs.
Our personal Leadership Profiles are designed to support you in further developing teamwork.
TUM Leadership Toolbox
In our TUM Leadership Toolbox, we provide literature and practical guidelines on different leadership topics.
Workshops & Networking for Professors: Our Events
With the Faculty@TUM workshops, we focus on topics that are tailored to the current needs and challenges of professors. We provide you with evidence-based and practice-oriented tools for your everyday work, such as techniques for personnel selection processes, feedback interviews, or dealing with stressed employees. The further development of your (self)leadership and management skills is just as important for us as connecting you with colleagues within TUM and beyond. With our events, we provide you with the opportunity to exchange ideas with your peers, and share knowledge and best practices in an exclusive setting. Our instructors are scientists and leaders from higher education.
Gremien, Ämter und Kommissionen gehören zum Alltag einer Universität. Als Professor*in bietet sich Ihnen früher oder später die Möglichkeit, Teil dieser akademischen Selbstverwaltung zu werden – ob hochschulübergreifend oder School-intern. Oder Sie streben selbst das Amt einer Vorständin, Institutsleitung, eines Deans oder Vice Deans an. Bei der Zusammenarbeit in solchen Gremien geht es um gute Kommunikation und gemeinsame Ergebnisse, aber auch darum, die eigene Rolle zu finden und erfolgreich zu gestalten. In dieser Lunch Series erhalten Sie Impulse, wie dies gelingen kann.
Der Nutzen für Sie
- Sie erfahren, wie Sie sich in Gremien zugleich positionieren und gut mit anderen zusammenarbeiten können.
- Sie erfahren, wie Sie trotz festen Strukturen und Machtverhältnissen Einfluss nehmen können.
- Sie erfahren, wie Sie auch mit schwierigen Situationen und Rollenkonflikten gut umgehen können.
- Sie profitieren vom Austausch mit (gremienerfahrenen) Kolleg*innen.
Es handelt sich um einen offenen Austausch zwischen Gremienmitgliedern und solchen, die es werden möchten. Sie sind eingeladen, Fragen und Anliegen einzubringen, um so in vertrautem Rahmen Anregungen für Ihre eigene Gremientätigkeit zu erhalten. Zudem wird Prof. Peus sowohl fachlichen Input als auch Erfahrungen teilen.
Veranstaltungstermin & -ort
12:00 – 13:00 Uhr
Die Veranstaltung findet am TUM Stammgelände statt, am Lehrstuhl für Forschungs- und Wissenschaftsmanagement in der Luisenstraße, Ecke Theresienstraße, Zwischengeschoss, Raum Z577.
SVP Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus
Prof. Dr. Ernst Rank
Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an alle, die in Gremien tätig sind, ein offizielles Amt innehaben oder Interesse an einer solchen Tätigkeit haben. Bitte melden Sie sich mit unserem Anmeldeformular an. Fügen Sie diesen Termin Ihrem Kalender hinzu.
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill
Mentoring and supporting doctoral candidates, junior researchers, and other young professionals is one of the most effective methods of professional development and career advancement. The personal relationship of mentor and mentee as well as the direct reference to the working reality enable fast and individual development. An important success factor for professional mentoring is the qualification of the mentors. In this workshop, you will develop your individual toolbox for a sustainable and successful mentor role to support your mentees in their development.
- You reflect your role as a mentor in all its facets and can shape it effectively.
- You know which of your competencies are particularly effective in mentoring.
- You learn how to apply various mentoring instruments to empower and advance your team members.
After an in-depth introduction to mentoring, we develop the profile of successful mentors and analyze how you can utilize your individual competencies. Building on this, moderated small groups simulate the typical processes and conversations in mentoring meetings. In this way, we practice the use of the most effective instruments.
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Please register by using the online registration form Add the event to your calendar.
Sometimes there's a potential diversity or a mental health issue that makes a collaboration difficult. Often, the only way forward is to face the issue by having a conversation with persons involved. While that may sound simple, most leaders tend to avoid these conversations. They choose a “wait and see strategy”, hoping that certain issues will resolve themselves. To encourage a more proactive approach among leaders, we developed a learning journey with two sessions.
- In session 1 (individual slots of 45 minutes), you will be participating in a role-play with professional actresses to train your conversational skills. This conversation can be video recorded and used as the basis for a later video feedback (optional).
- After session 1, you will be provided with tools and other online materials that help you reflect on the role-play. You will be also invited to register for the personalized leadership profile.
- In session 2, you will have another opportunity to train your conversational skills in the role play setting. We will also discuss other relevant topics such as boundaries of leader responsibility or related leader self-care.
- You receive a unique opportunity to train your conversational skills in a role-play setting with professional actors and learn from video feedback.
- You access the TUM Leadership Toolbox with hands-on materials and self-assessment tools. The toolbox also provides an insightful overview of relevant TUM stakeholders and their services.
- You receive a systematic assessment of your leadership and self-care behaviors through a personalized health-oriented leadership profile.
Our learning journey combines online materials (e.g., podcasts with experts, videos, and self-assessment tools) with hybrid sessions focusing primarily on application to practice. The methods include learning through action and experimental learning.
Session 1 (hybrid)
Individual slots of 45 minutes between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Further details will follow after the registration.
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Please register by using the online registration form. Add the events to your calendar: session 1, session 2.
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” John F. Kennedy
This workshop is designed to facilitate the development of your leadership skills. We discuss the key concepts and theories of academic leadership and present evidence-based tools for transactional and transformational leadership. You are invited to reflect on your own leadership style and work on your personal development plan to become the leader you want to be.
- You learn about the principles of effective academic leadership.
- You know concrete techniques to become more successful in your leadership position.
- You know how to master typical challenges faced by leaders in academia.
- You learn about how others see you as a leader and where your potential for further development lies (TUM Leadership Profile).
Based on state-of-the-art knowledge of academic leadership, we develop concrete leadership techniques and discuss the specific challenges you are facing as a leader. We offer you an individual micro development session to discuss your development plan based on your personal leadership profile.
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
This workshop is designed for professors of all levels of experience. Please register by using the online registration form. If you would like to get your personalized leadership profile, registration deadline is May 8, 2023. Add the events to your calendar: part 1, part 2.
“Your actions define your character, your words define your wisdom, but your treatment of others defines REAL you.” Mayur Ramgir
The relationship employees have with their leaders is arguably one of the most important relationships in the workplace. How they see their leaders has a strong impact on their happiness at work, their motivation, and their performance. As such, leaders are role models who shape their team members through their actions and decisions. To fulfil this role responsibly, leaders should ask themselves: What are the values underlying my leadership behavior? What do I actually want to be a role model for? What moral aspects influence my decision making?
In this impulse, we discuss and reflect upon the concept of value-oriented leadership.
- You will learn about the principles of value-oriented leadership.
- You will reflect upon your own values.
- You will get ideas on how to structure regular self-reflection around your values.
- You will get inspiration from your peers by discussing their values.
In this talk, Prof. Schmid will provide some theory, current research, and suggestions to help you reflect on your values as leader. You will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with others.
12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m.
Please register by using the online registration form. Add the event to your calendar.
While we are all aware that women continue to be underrepresented in the sciences, the path toward addressing this issue differs across demographic groups. Traditionally, much of the advocacy is done by women. Since men dominate faculty demographics on campus, however, this group needs to be involved in any change in social norms. While many men do care about and understand gender diversity issues, they may not possess the understanding, vocabulary, or skills to turn their good intentions into actions.
This workshop takes a new approach, focusing on how men can be better advocates and allies of women in the workplace. The course will be taught by men, creating a depolarizing environment for a freer exchange of ideas. We will cover topics including implicit bias, work culture, effective communication, and dealing with pushback. For each topic, we will discuss best practices, allow for discussion of relevant examples, and provide guidance for future activities.
- You will meet and engage with other men to understand the barriers women face in academia.
- You will learn techniques and best practices for being an ally for women.
- You will build a community of male advocates and allies to promote gender equality.
The workshop will be dynamic and interactive. In addition to the input from the course instructor, you will be given the opportunity to practice the skills and techniques discussed. Furthermore, there will be enough time to work on your specific questions and cases. We will meet in person to better facilitate these conversations. Lunch will be provided.
Seminar date & location
12:00 noon – 14:30 pm
TUM Institute for Advanced Studies, Faculty Lounge, 4th floor
Prof. Dr. Gregory Erhardt
Prof. Dr. Rolf Moeckel
Prof. Dr. Martin Elsner
This workshop is aimed at male professors. Please register by using the online registration form. Add the event to your calendar.
Teams need to be creative to thrive in rapidly changing environments. In this session, we aim to create an understanding of the role of diversity in team creativity and, especially, the role of leadership in fostering creativity and other beneficial outcomes in diverse teams. Prof. Buengeler will focus on concrete leader behaviors that are linked to team creativity. For instance, she will elaborate on how leaders can foster team creativity in meetings and the overall effectiveness of these meetings.
- You will learn about the role of leadership in increasing team creativity.
- You will learn about what leader behaviors are particularly helpful for mixed teams and what explains these effects.
- You will receive evidence-based advice on leading effective team meetings, both virtually and onsite.
In this talk, Prof. Buengeler will refer to theories and empirical findings as well as offer hands-on advice and examples from practice. There will be ample opportunities for discussion.
12:00 noon – 12:45 pm
Prof. Dr. Claudia Buengeler, Professor and Chair of the Human Resource Management and Organization Department at the Institute of Business, Kiel University. Prof. Buengeler is editor-in-chief of the journal Organizational Psychology Review.
Please register by using the online registration form. Add the event to your calendar.
“None of us is as smart as all of us.” (Kenneth Blanchart)
Would you like to exchange with your peers on the challenges you face in your daily life as a tenure track professor? Whether it's dealing with "difficult" employees, balancing your different roles, or good self-management: our Tenure Track Meetup invites you to share your experiences with your colleagues and learn from each other. In an informal and confidential setting, you will have the opportunity to raise individual issues and receive feedback and potential solutions from the group. You will benefit from the diverse perspectives and experiences of your colleagues, as well as from an open and trusting atmosphere in a small group. This peer mentoring format is facilitated by Dr. Sonja Kugler.
Dates & location
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
We will meet at the Chair of Research and Science Management (Z577, main campus) and are planning to go to dinner afterwards. Please let us know when registering if you are interested in joining us for dinner, so we can make a reservation.
This event is designed for tenure track professors exclusively. You can register for one or more dates. For this, please send an email to Dr. Johanna Platter.