Faculty@TUM

Faculty@TUM is the platform for further education and networking for professors at TUM: scientifically based, practice-oriented, effective.

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 offers

On this page, you will learn all about our workshops and events, we present our personal Leadership Profiles, designed to support you in further developing teamwork, and you get access to our TUM Leadership Toolbox, where we provide literature and practical guidelines on different leadership topics.

We are looking forward to supporting your lifelong learning journey!

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, 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 in an exclusive setting. Our instructors are scientists and leaders from higher education.

Please note that some of our workshops are held in German.

“Change cannot be put on people. The best way to instill change is to do it with them. Create it with them.” Lisa Bodell

Content

LeadershipX is our research-based lecture series for professors and senior science managers: Renowned leadership experts share their knowledge on current topics and discuss best practices with you. This semester, we focus on how leaders can initiate, plan, and implement changes and create a true innovation culture in their team. 

In session 1, we reflect and discuss pitfalls in change projects in general, and in the TUM school transition process in particular. In session 2, we introduce you to systems thinking as a tool to analyze challenges and identify innovation potential. Session 3 is a hands-on Design Thinking exercise, in which we focus on how to create an innovative team culture through Design Thinking.

This series is designed for professors and senior science managers with leadership responsibilities. Participants of our EMBA programs are very welcome and should get in touch with us via email.

Your takeaways

  • You understand underlying psychological mechanisms that cause resistance to change.
  • You learn how to apply systems thinking to analyze challenges and identify innovation potential.
  • You know how to cultivate innovation in your team through Design Thinking​.

Methods

We invite renowned scholars to share their knowledge and discuss best practices on the topic of leadership with you. You may bring in any related questions and issues that are of interest to you.

Seminar dates

Session 1: Resistance and Pitfalls in Change Projects

19.05.2022
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Instructors: Prof. Dr. Peter FischerDr. Linda Wimmer & Dr. Biljana Rudic

Registration: Please register by using the online registration form.

Session 2: Identifying Innovation through Systems Thinking

15.06.2022
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructors: Dr. Tobias Benz & Dr. Biljana Rudic

Registration: Please register by using the online registration form.

Session 3: Building an Innovation Culture through Design Thinking

22.07.2022
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Instructors: Dr. Sonja Förster & Dr. Biljana Rudic

Registration: Please register by using the online registration form.

Your contact

Dr. Johanna Platter

“Human communities depend upon a diversity of talent, not a singular conception of ability.“ Sir Ken Robinson

Content

The university workplace reflects an increasingly diverse and global society. Science and research institutions in Germany are recruiting talents not only domestically but also globally. As such, it is central to the success of these institutions to find and support the best talents. The challenge is: how to select personnel so that employees with diverse cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds can work together effectively? In this workshop, we address questions such as: what makes your unit attractive to diverse talent? How to recruit and select the best employees for your team? And how can you create and maintain a productive work climate in a diverse team?

Your takeaways

  • You receive a compact overview of the current scientific evidence on the success factors of recruitment, selection, and retention of diverse talent.
  • You develop concrete ideas of how to adapt and improve your current selection and recruiting methods.
  • You have the opportunity to discuss and address your current challenges in upholding a fair and inclusive recruiting and selection process.

Methods

We present the latest research results about recruiting, selecting, and engaging diverse talent. In addition to 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.

Seminar date

25.05.2022
9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The instructor

Prof. Dr. Brooke Gazdag 

Your contact

Dr. Johanna Platter

Registration

This course is designed for professors of all levels of experience. Please register by using the online registration form.

Content

Mental health problems have become a pressing issue in academia. Next to excessive workload, academic leaders often feel unsure about how to respond to signs of poor mental health in their team. In this workshop, we challenge societal misconceptions about mental health and focus on how to recognize and respond to signs of psychological distress in the work context. Finally, we outline boundaries of leaders’ responsibility and identify relevant stakeholders that provide further assistance.

Your takeaways

  • You reflect upon widely shared misconceptions about mental health disorders.
  • You become familiar with pathways through which leader behavior can influence employee mental health.
  • You get the opportunity to apply theory driven insights in a role-play and receive systematic feedback from your employees as part of your Health-oriented Leadership Profile.

Methods

Input from lecturers combined with classroom discussion, group work, and the use of alternative learning aids (e.g., reading materials provided by the lecturers). Furthermore, we offer a highly realistic role-play setting that trains your ability to address the “difficult issues” in a one-to-one conversation (i.e., changes in employee behavior such as performance deficits or withdrawal from social interactions).

Seminar date

03.06.2022
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The instructors

Dr. Anna Brzykcy
Dr. Lars Kreissner

Your contact

Dr. Johanna Platter

Registration

This workshop is designed for professors of all levels of experience. Please register by using the online registration form.

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” Margaret Fuller

Content

You are a faculty member and want to discuss daily challenges with your peers? You want to meet and hear from colleagues across departments and disciplines? Our faculty circle is your opportunity to share your experiences and challenges as professor at TUM, to learn from inspiring colleagues, and to work on effective solutions with your peers. So together, you can grow your network within TUM and further advance your capabilities as leaders in academia.

This semester, our guest is SVP Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kramer and we exclusively invite you to share your ideas, questions, and best practices on how to become visible within TUM and the scientific community.

Your takeaways

  • You share your experiences with your peers and develop best practices together.
  • You deepen your knowledge and understanding of academic leadership.
  • You build connections with your fellow faculty members and expand your network within TUM.

Methods

In open group discussions and an informal setting, you can share your experiences with your colleagues and jointly develop solutions for the challenges you are facing as professor at TUM.

Seminar date & location

09.06.2022
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The event will take place at GALILEO, Walther-von-Dyck-Straße 4, 4th floor, 85748 Garching.

The instructors

SVP Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kramer 
PD Dr. Kristin Knipfer 

Your contact

Dr. Johanna Platter

Registration

This event is designed for professors of all levels of experience. Please register by using the online registration form.

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” John F. Kennedy 

Content

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 in the field of transactional and transformational leadership. You are invited to reflect upon your own leadership style and work on your personal development plan.

Your takeaways

  • You learn about the principles of effective academic leadership. 
  • You get to know concrete tools and techniques to become more successful in your leadership position. 
  • You discuss with your peer group the challenges and opportunities of being a leader.
  • You work on your personal development plan to become your ideal leader

Methods

Based on state-of-the-art knowledge of (academic) leadership, we develop concrete leadership techniques and discuss the specific challenges you are facing as leader. Next to reflection tasks and group discussions, you will work on your individual development plan based on your personal Leadership Profile

Seminar date

Part 1:
21.06.2022
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Part 2:
22.06.2022
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The instructor

PD Dr. Kristin Knipfer 

Your contact

Dr. Johanna Platter

Registration

This workshop is designed for professors of all levels of experience. Please register by using the online registration form. Registration deadline for participating in the TUM Leadership Profile: 31.05.2022.

“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” Harvey Firestone

Content

As a professor, you take on a variety of roles – supervising doctoral candidates is a central one. This workshop explores the opportunities and challenges of leading junior researchers. We focus on two core dimensions of the leadership process: initiating structure and showing consideration. You learn about strategies and tools that support you in developing a successful working relationship with your doctoral candidates. Dr. Katrin Offe, Managing Director of TUM Graduate School, will introduce you to the formalities regarding the supervision of doctoral candidates at TUM. The aim is to facilitate the development and growth of your doctoral candidates as well as yourself as an academic leader.

Your takeaways

  • You learn the principles of initiating structure in the supervision of doctoral candidates.
  • You work on showing individual consideration for the junior researchers you are leading.
  • You get to know concrete tools and strategies to establish a successful working relationship with your doctoral candidates.

Methods

We explore and discuss the key principles of effective supervision of doctoral candidates. In peer coaching and group discussions, you develop your own ideas and instruments on how to work with your doctoral candidates. In addition, we will also have time to discuss your specific challenges and questions.

Seminar dates

Part 1:
30.06.2022
9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Part 2:
01.07.2022
9:00 am – 12:00 noon

The instructor

Dr. Martin P. Fladerer

Your contact

Dr. Johanna Platter

Registration

This workshop is designed for professors of all levels of experience. Please register by using the online registration form.

Content

You are a faculty member and want to learn more about TUM’s services to support you in successfully combining your career and family life? You would like to receive practical information on how to find suitable childcare or guidance in other family-related matters? You want to hear from other colleagues across departments and discuss challenges as well as best practices? Together with TUM Family Service, we invite you to join our Faculty Circle: Family & Career and to share your ideas, experiences and questions on this topic.

Your takeaways

  • You learn about the services at TUM that support you in combining career and family life.
  • You get practical information on challenges such as finding suitable childcare.
  • You share your experiences with your peers and develop best practices together.

Methods

In open group discussions and within an informal setting, you can share your experiences with your colleagues and jointly develop solutions for the work-life balance related challenges you are facing as a professor at TUM. TUM Family Service will provide you with an overview of their offers.

Seminar date

14.07.2022
10:30 am – 12:00 noon

The instructors

Prof. Dr. Timm Betz 
Prof. Dr. Amy Pond 
Ana Dzhigovechki, TUM Family Service
Dr. Alina Gales, Stabsstelle Diversity & Equal Opportunities

Your contact

Dr. Johanna Platter

Registration

This event is designed for professors of all levels of experience. Please register by using the online registration form.

“We know that diversity can sometimes be more uncomfortable because things are less familiar — but it gets the best results.” Megan Smith

Die Inhalte

Berufungskommissionen und ihre Mitglieder stehen vor vielfältigen Herausforderungen. Mit der Besetzung von vakanten Professuren gilt es nicht nur Exzellenz, sondern auch Diversität zu fördern. Aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse und Best Practices zeigen die Vorteile vielfältiger Organisationen und Teams. Doch wie können Sie gendersensible Auswahl- und Berufungsverfahren gestalten und durchführen? Dieser Workshop vermittelt, wie Sie Anforderungsprofile, Stellenanzeigen und verbindliche Bewertungskriterien erstellen, die Wahrnehmungs- und Beurteilungsverzerrungen (Biases) sowie Machtdynamiken und Fehlurteile verringern und vorbeugen.

Der Nutzen für Sie

  • Sie erhalten einen kompakten Einblick in die aktuelle wissenschaftliche Evidenz zu (Gender-)Biases in der Personalauswahl.
  • Sie entwickeln ein Vorurteilsbewusstsein und wissen, wie Sie Wahrnehmungs- und Beurteilungsverzerrungen reduzieren können.
  • Sie lernen etablierte Personalauswahlmethoden kennen, die speziell in Berufungskommissionen zu mehr Fairness und Gerechtigkeit führen.

Der Ablauf

In diesem Workshop wird evidenz- und praxisorientiert ein strukturierter und gendersensibler Berufungsprozess vorgestellt. Sie erhalten Einblicke in aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse und bewährte Strategien zur Personalauswahl und diskutieren und erarbeiten – individuell und in der Gruppe – konkrete Vorschläge zur Umsetzung. Zudem haben Sie die Möglichkeit, eigene Erfahrungen, Fragestellungen und Beispiele einzubringen.

Der Veranstaltungstermin

20.07.2022
10:00 – 17:00 Uhr

Die Referentin 

Dr. Lisa Horvath

Ihre Kontakt

Dr. Johanna Platter

Anmeldung

Der Workshop richtet sich an (Tenure Track) Professor*innen. Bitte melden Sie sich mit unserem Anmeldeformular an.

Die Inhalte

Welche rechtlichen Grundlagen gelten für die Ausschreibung und Besetzung von Stellen, welche für die Befristung oder Verlängerung von Arbeitsverträgen? Wie berechnet man die 12-Jahres-Höchstbefristung und welche Dienstleistungen müssen Mitarbeiter*innen im Qualifikationsverhältnis erbringen? Dieser Workshop vermittelt Umfang und Inhalte der Weisungsrechte von Vorgesetzten mit Personalverantwortung an deutschen Hochschulen. Sie erfahren, welche Rechte und Pflichten Ihnen bei der Personalführung obliegen – von der korrekten Stellenausschreibung über die Vertragsgestaltung bis hin zur Beendigung des Arbeitsverhältnisses.

Der Nutzen für Sie

  • Sie erfahren, was Sie bei der Ausschreibung und Besetzung von Stellen beachten müssen.
  • Sie lernen die Grundlagen des Befristungsrechts (insbesondere des Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetzes) kennen.
  • Sie erfahren, nach welchen Regelungen Verträge von wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter*innen befristet und verlängert werden können.

Der Ablauf

Der Workshop vermittelt einen Überblick über die Rechte und Pflichte der Personalführung an deutschen Hochschulen. Zudem bleibt genügend Zeit, um Fragen aus Ihrem universitären Alltag zu beantworten.

Der Veranstaltungstermin

21.07.2022
9:30 – 13:00 Uhr

Die Referentinnen

RA Dr. Vanessa Adam, Justitiarin für Hochschul- und Arbeitsrecht im DHV
RA Dr. Ulrike Preißler, Justitiarin für Hochschul- und Beamtenrecht im DHV

Ihr Kontakt

Dr. Johanna Platter

Anmeldung

Dieser Workshop richtet sich an (Tenure Track) Professor*innen. Bitte melden Sie sich mit unserem Anmeldeformular an.

„Solange man selbst redet, erfährt man nichts.“ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Die Inhalte

Feedback- und Entwicklungsgespräche erfüllen wichtige Funktionen in der Betreuung von Doktorand*innen, Führung von Mitarbeiter*innen oder Mentoring-Situationen. Es gilt, die Eigenverantwortlichkeit des Gegenübers zu fördern und diese*n bei der selbstständigen Lösungsfindung und Zielerreichung zu unterstützen. Frage- und Gesprächstechniken aus dem Coaching stellen ein ideales Instrumentarium für diese Aufgaben dar. Dieser Workshop vermittelt die Ziele und Wirkungen von Coaching und zeigt, wie Sie die Rolle als Coach und eine dialogische Haltung bewusst einnehmen können. Sie lernen die wesentlichen Methoden der Beratungskommunikation kennen und erfahren, wie Sie diese für verschiedene Anlässe einsetzen können.

Der Nutzen für Sie

  • Sie lernen das Konzept von Coaching sowie dessen Anwendungsmöglichkeiten und -grenzen kennen.
  • Sie verinnerlichen das Selbstverständnis als Coach und können diese Rolle künftig zielgerichtet einnehmen. 
  • Sie können ausgewählte Coaching-Tools für Feedback- und Entwicklungsgespräche anwenden.

Der Ablauf

Neben kurzen Impulsen aus Beratungswissenschaft und Coaching-Praxis fokussiert das Training auf angeleitete Einzel- und Gruppenübungen und den moderierten Austausch. Zudem bleibt genügend Zeit, um Fragen aus Ihrem universitären Alltag zu diskutieren. Als besonderes Angebot haben Sie die Möglichkeit, im Nachgang ein individuelles Follow-up-Gespräch (online) in Anspruch zu nehmen.

Der Veranstaltungstermin

29.09.2022
9:00 – 13:00 Uhr

Die Referentin

Prof. Dr. Bettina Schreyögg 

Ihr Kontakt

Dr. Johanna Platter

Anmeldung

Dieser Workshop richtet sich an (Tenure Track) Professor*innen. Bitte melden Sie sich mit unserem Anmeldeformular.

For more workshops, please also see our program Effective Science Management.

Optimizing the Cooperation in Your Team: Your Leadership Profile

To help you overcome leadership challenges and optimize the cooperation in your team, we offer a unique opportunity to reflect upon your leadership behavior in a more systematic manner. Based on anonymous feedback from your team members, we are happy to create a scientifically-based personalized leadership profile. You learn how your self-perceptions correspond to others’ perceptions of your leadership behavior and where your potential for further development lies.

You would like to learn more about your leadership style in general and optimize the cooperation with your team members in terms of goal setting, motivation or individual support and feedback? We recommend our TUM Leadership Profile, which is based on well-established leadership styles such as transactional and transformational leadership and state-of-the-art research. The TUM Leadership Profile is offered as part of the workshops “Leading in Science” and “Führend Wissen Schaffen”.

You would like to assess the health-related aspects of your (self-)leadership behavior and learn how you can reduce health risks and foster resources at your workplace? We recommend our Health-oriented Leadership Profile, which examines how you deal with your own health and health of your team members. The Health-oriented Leadership Profile is offered as part of the workshop “Leadership & Mental Health”.

We are happy to advise you on which profile is suitable for you. Please contact Dr. Johanna Platter

Procedure
You participate in an online self-assessment and nominate at least three persons to assess your leadership behavior (i.e., your team members, colleagues or people with whom you have worked before). The nominated persons are asked to provide their assessment within 10 days through a strictly confidential online questionnaire. Of course, only you will then receive the results of the online survey and your Leadership Profile.

Literature & Guidelines for Leaders: TUM Leadership Toolbox

The TUM Leadership Toolbox contains research articles and reading recommendations, guidelines and TUM agreements on leadership in academia. The materials are available for all TUM leaders and can be downloaded below. Please note that at the moment, most of our resources are in German. We are currently working on the English translations.

Here you can find useful materials on the topic of leadership and mental health, e.g. on boundary, stress and health management*.

GUIDELINES, CHECKLISTS, AND TUM AGREEMENTS

LITERATURE

* You can find out more about health management at TUM here: TUMgesund.

Here you can find useful materials on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the context of recruitment and general management.

GUIDELINES, CHECKLISTS, AND TUM AGREEMENTS

LITERATURE

You can find out more about diversity at TUM here: TUM Equal Opportunity

Here you can find useful materials on leading and supervising doctoral candidates and junior researchers.

GUIDELINES, CHECKLISTS, AND TUM AGREEMENTS

LITERATURE

For more resources on the topic, please see TUM Graduate School.

Contact

For any questions on our course program, please do not hesitate to contact us!

 

Dr. Johanna Platter
Program Director

johanna.platter(at)tum.de

Faculty@TUM-Team

 

Dr. Johanna Platter
Program Director

 

Sarah Baedorf, M.Sc.
Research Associate

 

Dr. Anna Brzykcy
Learning & Development Expert

 

PD Dr. Kristin Knipfer
Executive Director
TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning