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Conflict Management in Academia

Primary Target Group: VIP Fellows, Postdoctoral and Doctoral Researchers
Date: Wednesday, June 9, and Thursday, June 10, 2021, 9 am - 1 pm (both days) | Online
Instructor: Ms. Anna Royon-Weigelt, M.A.

Language: English (recommended level: B2 or higher)

Course Description:

This workshop focuses on the question how conflicts in academic cooperation can be approached and resolved in concrete terms. Special attention will be given to the sensitive handling of different values and behavioral norms in the international context.

Participants will: 

  • Learn to identify and analyze conflicts and to understand underlying interests and needs;
  • Familiarize themselves with different forms of constructive conflict solution;
  • Engage the specifics of communication and conflict solution in international academic cooperation;
  • Improve their individual competencies in solving conflicts in their own academic work.


  • Background: How do conflicts develop? Which use do they have? Why do they have to be solved?
  • Basics of communicative behavior in conflicts
  • Importance of values and norms in intercultural academic cooperation
  • Strategies and methods of constructive conflict solution
  • Solution-oriented conversation techniques (training)
  • Participants will have the opportunity to introduce cases from their own work / experience and discuss solution strategies