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Negotiation and Conflict Resolution in Science

When Nov 30, 2020 09:00 AM to
Dec 07, 2020 11:00 AM
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30 November, 09:00-11:00 (interactive contact hours)

07 December, 09:00-11:00 (interactive contact hours)

5 hours online video material to be worked on before the first session and in between the two sessions.

Who should come?

PhD students of any stage

 Maximum number of participants



Have you ever spoken with a PhD student or Post-doc who has not had an issue with authorship or lacking supervision? Such issues are commonplace, and the skills to deal with them often come too late, if ever. This course will teach you how to combat issues that are currently troubling you and give you skills to prevent issues from (re)occurring. In this course, you will learn how to negotiate the terms of your PhD, work through authorship issues, and improve your collaborative potential. We will look into common complaints that have been known to slow the progress of your work, and do group exercises to train you in possible workplace scenarios. The aim of this course is to reduce possible frustration and to improve your work efficiency by reducing/resolving conflicts and avoiding miscommunications. Offline course work will include a written reflection on your communication style.

The session will help you:

  • Understand and reflect upon your own communication style and how it affects your interactions with others
  • Negotiate your interests clearly and in a constructive way
  • Feel more confident in conflict situations


Teaching Methods:

Interactive exercises in conflict management, bargaining and principled negotiation.Offline course work will include a written reflection on your communication style.


What should I prepare:

Think about difficult situations you have had or will have during your PhD and write them down shortly (only for yourself)



The workshop is booked out. If you want to be on the waiting list, please send an email to

If you are not yet a member of the Graduate School ESGC please fill in the online registration form before registering for the workshop.



Dr. Andrew Wold