Faculty@TUM

Faculty@TUM is our evidence-based, custom-tailored development program for professors.

In your role as an academic leader, you may be confronted with complex challenges such as finding the best talents for your research group, effectively leading diverse teams, and strategically developing your research unit. We are here to support you in mastering your daily leadership and management challenges!

Course Program

With our open course program, we provide you with concrete tools and techniques that are evidence-based and custom-tailored to your needs as an academic leader. The further development of your leadership skills is just as important for us as the advancement of your management capabilities.

Take advantage of our offer to strengthen your leadership and management skills and the opportunity to share knowledge on best practices with your colleagues.

“Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.” Verna Myers 

Content

The benefits and challenges of diversity are widely discussed. On the one hand, diversity is key if you want to increase your team’s creativity and enhance performance through widened perspectives. On the other hand, diversity can lead to miscommunication, tension and conflict when differences are not properly bridged or understood. So how can you ensure to actually harness the capabilities of your team members? What can you do to practice inclusion and foster the professional and personal development of your unit? This workshop focuses on the principles of diversity and inclusion – diversity capturing the representation of different groups and inclusion focusing on the behaviors that make team members feel supported and recognized.

Your takeaways

  • You understand the difference between diversity and inclusion.

  • You identify practices that negatively affect the work climate in your team and reflect upon how to make it more inclusive.

  • You learn how to manage and lead diverse teams.

Methods

The workshop will be dynamic and interactive. 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

25.11.2021
11:00 am – 5:00 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.

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

12.11.2021
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 and senior science managers with leadership responsibilities. Please register by using the online registration form.

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” Albert Einstein 

Content

As recently appointed professor at TUM, you are facing various challenges: Developing your network at TUM and beyond, hiring the best talents for your research group, and leading your team effectively. This introductory series with Senior Vice President Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus is designed to support you by providing evidence-based tools for strategy implementation, personnel selection, and academic leadership.

Your takeaways

  • You are aware of your different roles as a leader in academia and the expectations that are associated with these roles.
  • You get an overview of the typical steps in the process of employee selection.
  • You learn about concrete tools and techniques to become more effective as an academic leader.

Methods

Short input on theories and tools of effective leadership and research management will be provided. In group discussions, you share best practices and jointly develop solutions for the challenges you are facing as a newly appointed professor. You have the opportunity to learn from Prof. Peus’ experience and get to know her most relevant lessons learned.

Seminar dates

Session 1: Getting Started at TUM

17.11.2021
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Session 2: Finding the Best Talents for Your Team

13.12.2021
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Session 3: Leading in Science: Introduction to Academic Leadership

26.01.2022
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Session 4: Leading Yourself: Tools for Mastering Your Leadership Potential
with Prof. Dr. Brooke Gazdag

22.02.2022
9:00 am – 12:00 noon

The instructor

Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus

Your contact

Dr. Johanna Platter

Registration

This workshop series is designed for newly appointed (tenure track) professors. 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 further advance your leadership capabilities? The best way to do so is to connect with your peers who face the same challenges as you do: Finding the best talents for your team and leading them effectively. This workshop with Senior Vice President Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus is your forum to discuss daily challenges as an academic leader.

This semester, we exclusively invite female professors to attend and bring in any questions, issues and topics related to their role as female leaders at TUM. In addition to Prof. Dr. Peus, Prof. Dr. Ruth Müller will join the forum to share her experiences, best practices and to jointly work on effective solutions with you and your peers.

Your takeaways

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

Methods

In open group discussions, you can share your experiences with your colleagues and jointly develop solutions for the challenges you are facing as an academic leader. SVP Prof. Peus and Prof. Müller will share insights from leadership theory and their most relevant lessons learned.

Seminar dates

23.11.2021
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The event will take place at TUM Main Campus. The exact location will be announced shortly.

The instructors

Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus

Prof. Dr. Ruth Müller

Your contact

Dr. Johanna Platter

Registration

This event is designed for female 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 

Die Inhalte

Als Leiter*in einer Forschungsgruppe oder Teamleitung im Wissenschaftsmanagement sind Sie mit vielfältigen überfachlichen Herausforderungen konfrontiert. Besonders Fragen effektiver Mitarbeiterführung gewinnen immer mehr an Bedeutung: Unter welchen Bedingungen geben Mitarbeiter*innen ihr Bestes? Wie werden heterogene Persönlichkeiten zu Teamplayern? Wie führen Sie Teams zum Erfolg? Das alles sind zentrale Themen, die in diesem Workshop diskutiert werden.

Der Nutzen für Sie

  • Sie gewinnen einen Überblick über die Prinzipien effektiver Führung. 

  • Sie lernen evidenzbasierte Tools und Methoden kennen, um Ihr Team noch effektiver zu leiten. 

  • Sie haben die Möglichkeit, ein individuelles Führungsprofil zu erhalten.

  • Sie erarbeiten Ihren persönlichen Entwicklungsplan und erfahren, wie Sie diesen mithilfe des digitalen Coach EMMA in die Praxis umsetzen können.

Der Ablauf

Wir diskutieren die verschiedenen Dimensionen effektiver Führung und deren Anwendbarkeit in der Praxis. Als besonderes Angebot haben Sie die Möglichkeit, ein individuelles Führungsprofil zu erhalten. Sie erarbeiten konkrete Umsetzungsideen im Rahmen Ihres persönlichen Entwicklungsplans (u.a. mithilfe des digitalen Coach EMMA). Zudem bleibt genügend Zeit, um Fragen aus Ihrem universitären Alltag zu diskutieren.

Die Veranstaltungstermine

Teil 1:

30.11.2021
10:00 – 13:00 Uhr

Teil 2:

01.12.2021
10:00 – 13:00 Uhr

Die Referentinnen

PD Dr. Kristin Knipfer

Selina Stracke, M.Sc.

Ihr Kontakt

Dr. Johanna Platter

Anmeldung

Dieser Workshop richtet sich an Professor*innen und Wissenschaftsmanager*innen mit Führungsverantwortung. Bitte melden Sie sich bis zum 08.11.2021 mit unserem Anmeldeformular an. Nach Anmeldeschluss erhalten Sie per E-Mail die Einladung zu Ihrem persönlichen Führungsprofil.

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

Die Inhalte

Die besten Talente zu finden und zu fördern ist zentral für den Erfolg von Wissenschaftseinrichtungen. Vielfalt und Chancengleichheit in der Personalauswahl sind dabei unerlässlich, um die Kreativität und Innovationskraft von Teams nachhaltig zu steigern. Wie aber gelingt es Ihnen, Talente in all ihrer Vielfalt für Ihre Einheit zu gewinnen? Wie sorgen Sie für eine gute Integration neuer Mitarbeiter*innen? Und wie lässt sich die Zusammenarbeit in diversen Teams erfolgreich gestalten? Dieser Workshop vermittelt, wie Sie professionelle, diversitätsgerechte Personalauswahl betreiben und dabei von Erkenntnissen aus der Forschung profitieren.

Der Nutzen für Sie

  • Sie lernen die Erfolgsfaktoren der professionellen Rekrutierung, Auswahl und Bindung von Talenten in all ihrer Vielfalt kennen.

  • Sie erproben die praktische Umsetzung etablierter Methoden der Personalauswahl für erfolgreiche Einstellungsprozesse und mehr Diversität in Ihrem Team.

  • Sie erlangen ein Bewusstsein für Beurteilungsverzerrungen, um Fairness und Chancengleichheit in Personalauswahlverfahren zu steigern.

Der Ablauf

Wir präsentieren evidenzbasierte Methoden zur Rekrutierung, Auswahl und Bindung von Talenten, mit besonderem Fokus auf Diversität und Chancengleichheit. Die theoretischen Erkenntnisse erproben Sie in kurzen Übungen, in denen Sie Techniken der Personalauswahl anwenden (z. B. Gestaltung von Anforderungsprofilen sowie Interview- und Gesprächstechniken). Zudem profitieren Sie vom Austausch mit Kolleg*innen über eigene Erfahrungen bei der Personalauswahl.

Der Veranstaltungstermin

07.12.2021
09:00 – 17:00 Uhr

Die Referentinnen

Regina Dutz, M.Sc.

Dr. Biljana Rudic

Ihr Kontakt

Dr. Johanna Platter

Anmeldung

Dieser Workshop richtet sich an Professor*innen und Wissenschaftsmanager*innen mit Führungsverantwortung. Bitte melden Sie sich mit unserem Anmeldeformular an.

“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 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 have enough time to discuss your specific challenges and questions.

Seminar dates

Part 1:

09.12.2021
9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Part 2:

10.12.2021
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.

“Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth.” Jesse Jackson

Content

LeadershipX is our new research-based lecture series for leaders: Renowned leadership experts share their knowledge on current topics and discuss best practices with you. This semester, we focus on how leaders can capitalize upon their teams’ diversity and foster an inclusive climate in their unit.

In session 1, we discuss promises and perils of diversity, and assess how (self-)stigma might impede the potential of diverse teams. Session 2 will provide insights on active management of diversity and inclusion: We focus on contextual factors that strengthen the positive effects of diversity. In session 3, we encourage you to see the work context through the lens of a person with autism syndrome.

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

Your takeaways

  • You know about both opportunities and risks of diverse teams.
  • You are able to describe how (self-)stigma operates and may impede the potential of diverse teams.
  • You learn about best practices that reduce (self-)stigma and help capitalize on your teams’ diversity.

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: Promises and Perils of Diverse Teams

28.01.2022
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. Anna Brzykcy

Registration: Please register by using the online registration form.

Session 2: Active Management of Diversity and Inclusion

10.02.2022
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. Anna Brzykcy

Registration: Please register by using the online registration form.

Session 3: Autismus – ein autobiografischer Alltagsbericht

07.03.2022
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Please note: The 3rd session will be held in German.

Instructors: Julian LeskeDr. Anna Brzykcy

Registration: Please register by using the online registration form.

Your contact

Dr. Johanna Platter

„Das Wichtigste in einem Gespräch ist zu hören, was nicht gesagt wurde.“ Peter F. Drucker 

Die Inhalte

Als Führungskraft sind Sie neben Ihrer disziplinarischen und fachlichen Vorgesetztenfunktion auch als Coach für Ihre Mitarbeiter*innen verantwortlich. In Ihrer Rolle als Berater*in gilt es, mit konstruktivem Feedback und wirksamen Zielvereinbarungen die Entwicklung Ihrer Mitarbeitenden konsequent zu fördern. Ein wesentliches Instrumentarium stellen dabei Mitarbeitergespräche dar. Dieser Workshop vermittelt, wie Sie strukturierte Gespräche mit Ihren Mitarbeitenden führen und für zielgerichtetes Coaching einsetzen können.

Der Nutzen für Sie

  • Sie erproben verschiedene Gesprächstechniken, um Ihre Führungsrolle als Coach und Berater*in noch erfolgreicher zu gestalten. 
  • Sie erhalten Tipps für die richtige Vor- und Nachbereitung, auch von schwierigen Gesprächen.
  • Sie sind in der Lage, Reflexionsprozesse und die Entwicklung von Potenzialen bei Ihren Mitarbeitenden zu fördern.

Der Ablauf

Kombination aus theoretischem Input, Arbeit an Fallbeispielen, Übungen zur Selbstreflexion sowie Erfahrungsaustausch und Diskussion mit Kolleg*innen. Sie haben die Möglichkeit, unterschiedliche Formen von Mitarbeitergesprächen, wie z. B. das TUM Jahresgespräch, Zielvereinbarungsgespräche, Feedbackgespräche, Reflexionsgespräche und Entwicklungsgespräche, besser kennenzulernen und sich im Umgang damit zu üben.

Der Veranstaltungstermin

07.02.2022
09:00 – 16:00 Uhr 

Die Referentin

Dr. Brigitte Winkler

Ihr Kontakt

Dr. Johanna Platter

Anmeldung

Dieser Workshop richtet sich an Professor*innen und Wissenschaftsmanager*innen mit Führungsverantwortung. Bitte melden Sie sich mit unserem Anmeldeformular an.

“Your actions define your character, your words define your wisdom, but your treatment of others defines REAL you.” Mayur Ramgir 

Content

The main goal of this workshop is to raise awareness of the ethical dimension of leadership and the moral aspects that shape leadership behavior. We discuss key concepts and theories of ethically-oriented leadership. To help you grow in your role as ethically-oriented leader, we will encourage you to reflect upon your personal values and how they shape your behavior and decision-making processes.

Your takeaways

  • You learn about the principles of ethically-oriented leadership.
  • You reflect upon the factors that influence your (ethical) decision-making and leadership behavior.
  • You get to know concrete techniques to become more effective and successful as an ethically-oriented leader.

Methods

Based on state-of-the-art knowledge of ethically-oriented leadership, we will facilitate your individual development as an ethically-oriented leader. We discuss specific challenges that you might be facing in your day-to-day work and identify potentials for further improvement of your ethically-oriented leadership style.

Seminar dates

Part 1:

16.02.2022
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Part 2:

17.02.2022
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The instructor

Dr. Maxim Egorov

Your contact

Dr. Johanna Platter

Registration

This workshop is designed for professors and senior science managers with leadership responsibilities. 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 with regard to leadership. 
  • You work on your personal development plan to become your ideal leader (TUM Leadership Profile and digital coach EMMA).

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, the digital coach EMMA will accompany you while working on your individual development plan based on your personal leadership profile. 

Seminar dates

Part 1:

03.03.2022
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Part 2:

04.03.2022
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: 08.02.2022.

Additional Offers

TUM Leadership Profile

In order to promote the transfer of the course contents into your everyday work and to enable you to overcome specific leadership challenges, we offer you the opportunity to receive systematic feedback from your employees as part of your personal Leadership Profile.

Then benefit from state-of-the-art research and consider taking advantage of our unique offer to receive your personal Leadership Profile – an assessment of your current leadership behavior – that is scientifically-based and tailored to your needs.

Your benefits

  • You receive systematic feedback from your team members through a strictly confidential online questionnaire.
  • You learn how your self-perception corresponds to the perception of others.
  • You benefit from well-proven techniques for your further development as a leader (e.g., with the digital coach EMMA).

Methods

In a first step, we kindly ask you to complete an online self-assessment. Then, you have the opportunity to receive feedback from at least 3 to max. 10 individuals who can assess your leadership behavior (e.g., your team members, colleagues or people with whom you have worked before). They will automatically receive an invitation to assess your leadership behavior within 10 days. Of course, only you will receive the results of your Leadership Profile. The digital coach EMMA will accompany you while working on your individual development plan and support you in putting your plan into practice.

The TUM Leadership Profile is offered in collaboration with our partner everskill GmbH. Therefore, your name and email address will be passed on to everskill. Your assessment will be used in order to create your Leadership Profile and, anonymously, for research purposes at TUM. Your data will be deleted after 3 months. For more information on data processing through everskill, please see here.

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. 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 selecting, recruiting, and onboarding of new employees.

GUIDELINES, CHECKLISTS, AND TUM AGREEMENTS

LITERATURE

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

Contact

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

 

Dr. Johanna Platter
Program Manager

johanna.platter(at)tum.de

Faculty@TUM-Team

 

PD Dr. Kristin Knipfer
Program Director Faculty@TUM

 

Dr. Johanna Platter
Program Manager

 

Dr. Anna Bryzkcy
Learning & Development Expert