How to Keep Going through Tough Times: Finding your “Grit” and Keeping It
Date & Time
Thursday, 5 December 2019, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Joh. v. Neumann-Haus, Humboldt-Kabinett
Rudower Chaussee 25, 12489 Berlin
Female PhD students and postdocs, max. 12 participants
WiNS Adlershof program (Women in Natural Sciences)
Especially during the long periods of qualification (e.g. PhD, 2nd Book) for an academic post, there are re-occurring moments or prolonged phases in which doubts and insecurities about one’s project, career choice or person come up. These experiences can not only delay the progress of the project – up to the point at which one’s ready to temporarily give up – but also require a lot of strength and discipline in order to resume any kind of working rhythm. However, these crises are important parts of the working process, as they offer the chance to reflect both on the project as well as on one’s own personality. Thus, it is vital to find a constructive way of dealing with these periods in order to be conscious of one’s strengths and resources – and, ultimately, to activate your “grit”. This workshop focuses on the question of how to deal with times of crisis and strengthens participants’ personal resources for getting through these times.