This year Covid-19 is still present in our everyday life, but we will nonetheless have our DR Retreat in summer, as all the other years before! We invite everybody happily to join us from the 16th to 18th of June 2021.
In 2020 the retreat was done in a virtual format and it was a delight to take part in it. As you all might have already guessed it will not be possible for us to meet for an on-site event, so we will again have a virtual retreat this year. However, we did our best to bring at least a few additional activities with us to the online world. Please find more information below.
Please note that the retreat will be registered as a “Fortbildung” (training) and your registration is thus binding.
If you have any further questions contact us at email@example.com
The DR Retreat 2021 Team,
Marianne, Michael, Sreejith, Tatjana
- Logical Reasoning for Scientists: The workshop will be how to structure logical arguments on scientific topics. The focus will be to equip a person with skills to construct arguments in a coherent, well-structured way and to effectively communicate this to a scientific audience. We will look into how can you use scientific texts to support and structure my argument, and how to identify a poorly constructed argument, and critically evaluate scientific information. The workshop will address both written and oral logical reasoning skills.
- Science Communication with Science Slam: The Science Communication workshop will be about how to communicate science in a fun and interesting way, especially for non-scientists. The focus will be on how to prepare a science slam, what should be considered when doing so, how to deconstruct the science in a way that it is easy to understand. The goal will be for everybody to have a 5 min presentation to take home, that can be used as a starting point for such communication. It should help doctoral researchers to be able to communicate their projects/knowledge to a wider community.
- Visual Communication of Science: This workshop explores how to express your science clearly and aesthetically pleasing to your audience. Scientist have to give presentations, write publications, make posters and communicate their science every day to others. It can be challenging to create understandable and well working figures/illustrations without knowing what a good figure is made of. The students will learn to structure and design figures that can be used for example at conferences or for publications.
- Corona 2in1 special: Home Office and Video Chats
Home office: Time Management and Organization:
Working from home is not as easy as it sounds. How do I structure my workplace? What should I do about my housemates (large and small) while I am working? How do I find a rhythm? How do I deal with my own demands and those of others? How do I handle feeling unproductive? The workshop offers suggestions and approaches for a productive home office.
Self-presentation in Video Chats and Video Conferences:
Since the crisis much of our professional lives have moved to video chat: team meetings, job interviews, supervisions, or meetings with partners and collaborators are all taking place online. This workshop explores the intricacies of presenting yourself on video, from managing the technical side of things smoothly to choosing the right background. How can I appear professional? What should I keep in mind while I speak?
Please note that these two workshops will only be offered in combination with each other.
Registration is available now and participation will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. We have limited spaces for the workshops, so be quick to register.
Do you miss cooking and eating with friends? We at least do. So how about we bring a little bit of that with us to the online world? Imagine the dessert sharing as something like a secret Santa but with food. Normally you would pack a little package for somebody with ingredients and a recipe to make a small desert (cookies, a cocktail, …) and get one from another participant in return. On the evening of the event you would then prepare your dessert. Unfortunately, we can’t do it like this due to restrictions from the HZB. But what we can do is get people to share their favorite dessert recipe with you. If you want to participate in the sharing you will send us a dessert recipe and get one in return from another doctoral researcher. You then can buy the ingredients before the retreat and have a cooking session with us. Does this sound good to you? If so, click the checkbox while registering and we will send you a link where you can send us the recipe. If we have enough recipes we maybe will compile a small recipe book after the retreat.
Pub Quiz Night
Join us for an online pub quiz! Bring a few beers, team up and test your knowledge. To join the pub quiz, click the checkbox when registering. We will set you up in teams, or better yet, join as a 4 person team and send us your names!
Registration for the dessert sharing and pub quiz can be postponed. If you later decide you want to join, please let us know until the 4th of June 2021.