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全5回シリーズ「PIを目指す女性研究者のための Leadership Development Training Program」開催のお知らせ(締切りました)

※As we have reached capacity, applications for this seminar have been closed.

Network to Develop Research Environment for Diversity in Hokkaido(KNIT), will hold a seminar to improve the research, leadership and management skills of female researchers. Dr. Iris WIECZOREK, President of IRIS Science Management Inc., will be the lecturer.
This program will consist of five sessions on leadership, management, communication, and team building topics, and will run approximately once a month from September 2020 to February 2021. You can participate in the program on a one-off basis, but we prefer that you attend all sessions as much as possible.
All seminars will be held on Zoom, please join us on your own computer.

Overview of the seminar

Seminar Title A five-part series of seminars “Leadership Development Training Program for Female Researchers Who Want to Become PIs”
Date/Time ①Sep/15/2020 ②Oct/13/2020 ③Nov/17/2020 ④Jan/19/2021 ⑤Feb/9/2021
All programs are held on Tuesdays from 1:00-4:30 p.m.
Targeted participants Female researchers (including PDs) affiliated with Hokkaido University and KNIT Joint Organization
Capacity 12 (Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, but if there are too many applicants, priority will be given to those who can attend as many seminars as possible.)
How to apply Please use the application form below to apply.
Application deadline Sep/1/2020(Tue), Noon
Held method Real-time online attendance with zoom
Lecturer Dr. Iris WIECZOREK/IRIS Science Management Inc.
Language English
Enquiries Promotion office of Research environment for Diversity, Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development, Hokkaido University
TEL 011-706-3625
KINT website
  • No entry fee.You are responsible for the cost of the communication connection for the seminar.
  • We will use the video conferencing system “zoom” in this seminar. To participate in this seminar, you will need a PC or tablet and an internet connection.
  • Please refer to the Zoom home page for the system requirements for auditing.
  • We recommend that you check your computer and network settings beforehand at the Zoom test site to see if Zoom is available.


Applications are now closed.

Session Contents

Session 1: September 15, 2020

Theme Session 1: Principles of Leadership & Management 1
Date/Time Sep/15/2020  1:00 – 4:30 pm
Learning objectives
  • Defining Leadership & the PI/ Group Leader Role
  • Impact of personality, cultural settings &
    the working environment (e.g. values in the lab,hierarchies)


Session 2: October 13, 2020

Theme Session 2: Principles of Leadership & Management 2
Date/Time Oct/13/2020  1:00 – 4:30 pm
Learning objectives
  • Navigating the Multitude of Professional Roles
  • Dealing with the outside world
  • Leading in times of crisis


Session 3: November 17, 2020

Theme Session 3: Key Skills for Effective Communication
Date/Time Nov/17/2020  1:00 – 4:30 pm
Learning objectives
  • Communicating in diverse scientific teams
  • Practicing difficult conversations
  • Giving appreciative feedback and criticism


Session 4: January 19, 2021

Theme Session 4: Building a Team
Date/Time Jan/19/2021  1:00 – 4:30 pm
Learning objectives
  • Hiring the right people: how to recruit, how to select them
  • Handling Diversity
  • Mentoring & Coaching
  • Letting people go and help with their career


Session 5: February 9, 2021

Theme Session 5: Managing a Team
Date/Time Feb/9/2021  1:00 – 4:30 pm
Learning objectives
  • Understanding Dynamics of Diverse Teams
  • Motivation
  • Effective Problem/Conflict Solving
  • Delegating
  • Supervising Students


About the Lecturer

Established IRIS Science Management Inc. in Tokyo. She has over 25 years of Japan experience and a broad knowledge about the academic and scientific systems in Europe and Japan – both from the inside as a researcher and from the position of a funding agency. She has profound expertise in science management and many years of practical experience. Amongst others, she established the Japan Office of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in Tokyo. Her work is based on a broad and trustable network in the scientific(political) communities in Japan and Europe. She is member of various Japanese research policy commitees, and advisor to the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI), Cabinet Office Japan. Moreover, she published numerous scientific papers on comparative assessment of the Japanese research and innovation system. She studied Japanese and Chinese Studies, and Computer Science and holds a doctoral degree from the University of Hamburg, Germany.