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Thursday, 5 December 2019

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

Target group

Female PhD students and postdocs, max. 12 participants


WiNS Adlershof program (Women in Natural Sciences)

Application deadline

30 November 2019
Send to:


Dr. Sabine Blackmore

Further information

Event Flyer

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.

Photo: Austin Ban

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