WR001 - Confident with Challenges in Academic Conferences
The most fascinating aspect of an academic conference is the discussion phase. Often, challenging questions and objections hinder the communication process. If you experience insecurity or dissatisfaction with the way you assert your findings in the discussion phase to the board or even guest speakers, you can develop strategies and fine-tune strengths to deliver a more convincing presentation, manage criticism, potential arguments and dynamics and contend your views with professional ease.
All relevant aspects involved in academic conferences are addressed:
- Defining a common dynamics, pitfalls and success stories in academic conferences
- The art of leading and managing discussions: the peer and academic panel review
- Managing interpersonal / intercultural dynamicsBringing the presentation to a result-oriented end
- Developing perception and self-critique skills.
Participants work in their current academic situation, specify the aim of the presentation and discussion, and assign roles as well as interactive tasks to the other participants.