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GAUSS Career Workshop: “Resilience for Postdocs” (13 Dec 2023; online)


We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Service online workshop “Resilience for Postdocs” by Heli Korhonen.

Date: Wednesday, 13 December 2023
Duration: one full day, 9:00-16:00h
Location: online
Trainer: Heli Korhonen

Registration: Please register here and send an email to including a short statement on your motivation to attend the workshop.

Workshop description:

Pursuing a career as a Postdoc can make strenuous demands on researchers’ time, energy and ultimately, health. This interactive, solution-oriented workshop looks at ways to reconcile high expectations within academia, a large workload, financial pressures and family needs, and questions about one’s own priorities, values as well physical and mental health.

We will examine the personal and professional expectations faced by the participants and identify ways to create individual solutions for better self-care and resilience. We will consider the specific situations of postdocs in regard to “typical” challenges they may encounter in their everyday work life. Our focus will be on developing strategies in order to deal with those challenges. Thus, we will explore time management techniques, approaches to dealing with stress, practice assertive communication and mindfulness.

Through trainer input, guided self-reflection and group discussions, participants will work to uncover their healthy alignment with individual values, professional expectations and families’ needs. We will create more awareness and appreciation for life balance and gain new tools to achieve this.