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"Green light for female professors"

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The Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Applied Sciences, provides professional support for the exciting path to becoming a professor with the "Green light for female professors" program. In workshops, interested women receive everything they need for a successful start and career at the university. The workshop series is free of charge.

Program overview

The number of participants is limited to 12. The workshop leader is Dr. Sylvia C. Löhken. The seminars will take place at the campus Sankt Augustin.

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Prof. Dr. Ulrike Schaub, founding rector of Berlin Metropolitan UAS and Alumna „Green light“ (back left), lecturer Dr. Sylvia Löhken (front left), Dr. Barbara Hillen (front right) with participants

1. workshop "Kick-Off Event":

  • First getting to know each other.
  • During the break, a small snack will be served.
  • Kick-off: "Appointment procedure and application documents" (with Dr. Barbara Hillen, Equal Opportunities Officer).



This event will provide an overview of all aspects of an appointment procedure at universities in NRW.

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2. workshop "Trial lecture", 1.5 days

A major hurdle on the path to vocation is the mock lecture. What methods are appropriate? How should the event be divided? How does the dialogue with the students succeed? And most importantly, how does the applicant come across? This 1.5-day workshop will address these questions. Each participant gives a (short) presentation during the event and receives 360-degree feedback on her impact. After the event, the participants are not only oriented about the "rules of the game" of the mock lecture, but also know specifically what they should work on for their own appearance.


3. workshop "Status Communication"

This one-day workshop focuses on communication situations that is stress ful for many female scientists in the application process. How do I deal with critical and sensitive questions? How do I behave when it seems to be no longer about the matter at hand? What signals should I (not) send as an applicant in order to appear convincing? After the workshop, participants will know how to use the rules of status communication to win the sympathy and respect of their counterparts. In particular, they have trained how to deal with critical situations in the mock course and in the job interview. Previous participants reported that they can also apply what they have learned well in other everyday situations.

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4. workshop "Appointment Interview“

The appointment interview with the commission members has a particularly important function in the application process. In this workshop participants learn about what they should pay particular attention to in terms of content and strategy during preparation, try out strategies for typical questions for the respective situation, and practice critical points of the interview in teams using case studies. After this one-day event, participants will feel more confident, know what to look for, and be able to support each other in preparing for real-life situations. For this module, a female professor will be invited to report from her own process. This is at the same time a networking opportunity within "Green light" that nicely concludes the series and promotes contact between the cohorts.

The next 4-part workshop series " Green light for female professors" at the campus Sankt Augustin is expected to take place in spring 2024.

Do you have any questions?

Christina Wolff (DE)

Christina Wolff

Employee Equality




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