Get involved, improve your writing productivity and social skills - be trained as a group facilitator for a new group writing program for doctoral researchers.
Ort: Wächterstraße 30, 04107 Leipzig
Lecturer: Juliane Hug, Dana Krätzsch
Target group: Doctoral students who are willing to get engaged for 6 month in a structured writing program facilitating their own group
Max. Teilnehmendenzahl: 12
Course description: This one-day training will prepare you to facilitate, moderate and organise your own peer writing group, skills useful for a future career inside or outside academia. You will learn basics and methods of academic writing and peer-leading a writing group in the first half of the day, including tasks and challenges in academic writing and strategies to deal with them.
The second half encompasses mental health topics as the program was found to stimulate discussion about stress and pressure and has positive effects on mental health. You will get an overview about why this topic is important and related to this program, relevant conditions and help options.
Furthermore, there will be room for questions and exchange as well as a short introduction about Write, Talk and Feel Good, a writing program based on the Australian program “Write Smarter: Feel Better”, developed by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Mental Health.
Notes for workshop participants: After the facilitator training the program includes 6 monthly sessions in your own organized group and 3 meetings to exchange with the other facilitators. There is no monetary compensation, but still a lot to gain: a certificate about your contribution, valuable experience in science management, moderating group discussions, improving your social and leadership skills and increased writing output in your own case.