Workshops to Strengthen Learning and Self-competence

High demands are made on students' learning and self-competence, whether in terms of self-motivation, self- and time management or dealing with difficult situations in everyday learning and studying. With our range of courses and consulting services, we support these competencies and help you master the demands of studying.

Workshops Offered

The study skills enhancement programs of ProLehre | Media and Didactics primarily offer courses on time and self-management as well as on various learning techniques and strategies.

The Academic Coaching by the TUM Center for Study and Teaching (TUM CST) emphasizes courses on the topics of self-competence, stress management, and personal development.

In addition to the workshops, we also provide individual counseling. You can find more information about this on Pro Lehre’s website on study skills enhancement and on TUM CST’s website on academic coaching.

May

In a small group, we work with you to develop a helpful learning strategy for the semester. In this way, you will start early this semester to deal with the learning material, find a suitable learning rhythm for yourself and outwit your inner saboteurs.

Trainer: Betina Hafner (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 02.05.2022, 09:00 – 11:00 
Format: Multi-part seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

Today I start. For sure. Or will it be tomorrow? Do you also always make good resolutions about studying or doing homework – and then fail to keep them? Welcome to the workshop. Starting today, no more procrastination. In this workshop you will find out what the reasons are that you are always late or don't get started at all. You will test yourself, develop your individual, successful work strategy with modern coaching tools and thus finally achieve your goals.

Trainer: Ursula Kronenberger (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 02.05.2022, 09:30 – 17:30 
Format: Multi-part seminar with self-reflection components
Registration: TUMonline

In a small group, we work with you to develop a helpful learning strategy for the semester. In this way, you will start early this semester to deal with the learning material, find a suitable learning rhythm for yourself and outwit your inner saboteurs.

Trainer: Ursula Kronenberger (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 03.05.2022, 10:00 – 12:00 
Format: Multi-part seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

In order to study successfully, it is mandatory to have a good self-management system in addition to knowledge and abilities. Recognizing your own strengths and weaknesses, improving and motivating yourself on an ongoing basis, even after a setback and staying focused on the essentials – all of these are important self-competencies. And…we can train them.
During the workshop you will analyze your personal skills, and develop an individual method toolbox in order to consistently work on certain skills throughout the semester. We will also deal with the structure of your motivation– as it provides important information on how to motivate yourself and how to pursue goals even in strenuous times.

Trainer: Bettina Hafner, Jan Messutat (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 03.05.2022, 09:00 – 16:00 
Format: Multi-part seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

Do you often feel nervous before exams? Do you already doubt your exam success during the learning phase? Have you ever had a blackout in exams? Do you stay below your potential in exams due to high nervousness?

Exam nerves and exam fears have their own history, but you can resolve them yourself. In this workshop, you will develop your own strategies for exams and for exam preparation. You will learn effective learning strategies and how to get a grip on your nervousness, reduce anxiety and protect yourself from blockades in exams.

Trainers: Bettina Hafner & Ursula Kronenberger (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 05.05.2022, 14:00 – 19:00 
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts and two classroom meetings
Registration: TUMonline

Studying is full of challenges: Exam stress, difficult tasks, self-organized learning, etc. If you want to achieve goals in your studies, master challenges, go your own way and be able to shape it, you need the ability to think, decide and act on your own responsibility. In the course of this seminar, which consists of six half-days, participants examine their goals, spontaneous reaction patterns and basic beliefs, i.e. their mindset, and how they deal with motivational and emotional challenges. Oriented on empirical findings from psychology and scientifically based strategies, they train the skills to recognize connections and to shape their study life in a goal-oriented way.

Trainer: Raphael Müller-Hotop (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 05.05.2022, 13:00 – 17:00 
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

This online course gives you the opportunity to reflect on and optimize your self-management over the course of the semester. Eight videos by experts (approx. 30 – 40 minutes) on the topics of learning techniques, motivation and stress management summarize the most important aspects for shaping your own everyday learning. Self-learning materials support you in implementing the knowledge gained from the videos in your own learning.

Once a week you will meet personally with an academic coach and other students to reflect on your individual progress and find solutions together for any obstacles (1 hour).

Trainer: Bettina Hafner, Ursula Kronenberger, Raphael Hüller-Hotop, Tatjana Reichhart (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Dates: 06.05.2022, 09:00 - 10:00
Format: Multi-part video course with weekly one-hour webinar.
Registration: TUMonline

Imagine, tomorrow is an important exam – and you can easily get through it. Although exams always cause you stress and sleepless nights.

In this workshop, we will help you find the right exam strategy for you. You will learn how to best prepare yourself according to the latest scientific findings and how to relax at the decisive moment and reproduce your knowledge precisely and comprehensively. Using modern coaching techniques, we will transform your own doubts into a success story. This coaching workshop is aimed at students who want to have more composure in exam situations and complete their studies with good success.

Trainers: Bettina Hafner & Ursula Kronenberger (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 07.05.2022, 10:00 – 18:00
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts and two classroom meetings
Registration: TUMonline

There is a heavy workload at the university. Everyone knows the stress associated with it and many have experience with procrastination. They have had enough of feeling permanently exhausted, of barely being able to finish work or only being able to do so with night shifts; of having no more free time before exams and examinations and of feeling exam nerves. You want to change something.

The conscious handling of time and the use of methods and techniques for effective time management help to cope with the workload.

The seminar consists of two half-day seminar days and four subsequent Zoom meetings (approx. 60 minutes each).

Trainer: Dr. Stephanie Hann (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 09.05.2022, 09:00 – 13:00 
Format: Two half-day online seminars and four Zoom meetings
Registration: TUMonline

Already during our studies we are exposed to high performance and time pressure. For this reason, it is important to learn effective strategies,

  • to reduce nervousness and tension,
  • to use good time management,
  • to know your own stress traps,
  • and to observe relaxation phases.

All this will strengthen us for professional life and make it easier to get started.

Within each module there is the possibility to respond to the needs of the group and to answer questions.

Trainer: Adele Brucks (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 10.05.2022, 09:00 – 12:00
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

How can I use digital tools and media in a meaningful way in my student home office and my private life? The current reality in student life is the use of online or hybrid learning formats. Even if digital media and devices are necessary, helpful and enriching, they can strongly influence us, determine our behavior and make us dependent on them.
Jointly we will reflect the individual digital behavior, such as internet and smartphone usage, the influence of networking media and gaming. We will discover digital stress traps and will develop a plan for a self-controlled and conscious usage of media and digital devices. The goal of the workshop is to allow for a more focused studying approach and a better way to regenerate.

Trainer: Maria Miller (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Dates: 14.05.2022, 10:00 - 14:00
Format: Multi-part seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

Already during our studies we are exposed to high performance and time pressure. For this reason, it is important to learn effective strategies,

  • to reduce nervousness and tension,
  • to use good time management,
  • to know your own stress traps,
  • and to observe relaxation phases.

All this will strengthen us for professional life and make it easier to get started.

Within each module there is the possibility to respond to the needs of the group and to answer questions.

Trainer: Adele Brucks (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 25.05.2022, 16:00 – 19:00 
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

June

Stories are good life simulators, especially the ones you write yourself. In this way, you can prepare for big and small changes, develop and discard ideas, discover feelings, and deepen thoughts. Using guided writing exercises and techniques such as clustering, stream-of-consciousness, or writing under sensory influence, the workshop helps participants

  • to develop a more open approach to language;  
  • to differentiate and expand the world of language and feelings through writing;
  • to formulate one's own abilities, wishes and fears more clearly;
  • to experience a sense of self or writing efficacy without the pressure of performance;
  • to give and accept constructive and appreciative feedback.

Trainer: Tatjana Milovic (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 08.06.2022, 09:15 – 14:30 
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

Our own values permanently guide us in everyday life – or so they say. Sometimes these values are referred to as the invisible motor, because they usually happen unconsciously and invisibly. But what actually are values? How can I discover my own values? And how do they express themselves concretely?

This seminar invites you to take a critical and appreciative look at your own value system.  

  • What is valuable for me and my life?
  • What values and visions guide me?
  • Which different values do I live in my various roles?
  • In which situations do I experience them as particularly supportive?
  • And when do they tend to inhibit my developmental desires?

We approach this often abstract world with theoretical inputs and various methods to make the large construct of values concretely tangible. After analyzing and reflecting on one's own values, the focus is also on discovering and trying out the possibilities for shaping them. The weekly rhythm makes it possible to deepen and stabilize the experiences made and to adapt them as needed.

Trainer: Quririn Schnack (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 17.06.2022, 09:00 – 17:00
Format: Multi-part seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMOnline

Top performance can be learned. Anyone can prepare confidently and stress-free and present authentically.

“I lack the talent for this” is what most people say when asked to present themselves in a job interview, moderate a roundtable discussion or give a presentation. It doesn't have to be that way! You have a choice.

You'll learn how to skillfully manage your body, thoughts, behavior and emotions. With practical exercises and immediately applicable scientifically based action strategies, you will learn to control your physiological and mental activation and to inoculate yourself against stress. If you prepare yourself adequately, you will act more confidently and convince with your performance, even when all eyes are on you.

Trainer: Prof. Dr. Adina Mornell (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 23.06.2022, 18:00 – 19:30 
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

July

This course is aimed at all students who are not yet used to presenting themselves and their content freely and unbiasedly in front of others. The participants should gain an awareness of their own impact of their appearance and learn action strategies to congruently adjust inner and outer attitude. The course is meant to be an offer to try out oneself in an uncensored and free way with the help of exercises and elements from improvisational theater and body work.

Improvisational theater means to get in motion, to be quick-witted and to surprise yourself. For this, roles are created, characters are slipped into, stories are invented, absurd things are claimed - all methods to get in touch with oneself, one's own body and the person opposite. Bodywork helps to sharpen and change one's own awareness of the effect.

Trainer: Veronika Molin (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 11.07.2022, 09:00 – 17:00 
Format: Multi-part seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

In principle, there's nothing wrong with interesting challenges and variety. But sometimes you reach the point where you fear you won't be able to meet the requirements or fulfill the expectations. And even otherwise, it would be nice if things were easier to do. Fortunately, we always have the opportunity to draw on our talents, strengths and resources – if we manage to consciously perceive and activate them.

Trainer: Evelyne Mühlich (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 12.07.2022, 09:00 – 17:00
Format: Multi-part seminar with self-reflection components
Registration: TUMonline