Category name: Events

Workshops

MSc Workshop: Young Female Leaders in Science

Date & time: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 08:30

The Weizmann Institute is offering a NEW development opportunity for women second year students at MSc level. The workshop is given by the international hfp consulting company (http://www.hfp-consulting.de)

Hfp has a team of professional trainers working with scientists across the world.

The new workshop focuses on : Gaining strength and power through identifying your priorities and developing practical tools to manage them effectively; Developing credibility and gaining respect through demonstrating confident attitudes and robust dialogue; Building a career strategy underpinned by clear thinking about future possibilities and adapting values to your life stages.

The workshop will be highly participative with many valuable interactions as small groups and frequent opportunity for lively discussion with trainers and participants. The materials will encourage you to work with and resolve your own current challenges and issues.

The workshop will be led by two professional trainers and is limited to 16 participants that are women MSc second year students at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

To apply please fill in the registration link and send a CV (including list of publications, if any). In addition please have two recommendation letters sent directly to this email address. The deadline for application is January 10th 2018. Acceptance to the workshop will be based on scientific merit.

The cost of the workshop is 150 NIS, all inclusive.

If you want to hear directly from some of the participants in the PhD workshop 2017 please feel free to contact us.

Applications dead line January 10th 2018

Annual Young Female Leaders in Science (YFLIS) Workshop for women PhD students

Date & time: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 08:30

YFLIS is a professional development workshop designed to help women PhD students deal with the challenges they may face in the world of scientific research. The workshop is held off-campus and offers useful tools for developing communication skills and increasing confidence levels including establishing authority, dealing with rejection, improving the ability to network, and building strong negotiation skills.

In addition to working on the skills mentioned above, the workshop provides tools for handling balancing a career in science with family, building a strong support group, being able to express needs when necessary, dealing with guilt, delegation of authority, and learning to say NO. The workshop addresses these issues interactively via case-studies, and small work and discussion groups.

Participation is by registration only, deadline for registration July 7 2017

Workshop on“Considerations and Best Practices or addressing unconscious bias in academic hiring”, Dr. Yael Levite, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Cornell University

Date & time: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:45

שילוב בין מחקר ואימהות-סדנת התמודדות ומתן כלים לשילוב בין השניים

תאריך ושעה ראשון, אפריל 2, 2017 - 09:15

מדעניות כיום נמצאות בחזית העשייה המדעית. הן מובילות מחקרים פורצי דרך וסוללות דרכים חדשות במדע. במקביל לקידום הקריירה המדעית ,עומדת בפניהן הבחירה ללדת ילדים -- בחירה אשר באופן טבעי נעשית בגילאים 20-40. נשים המעוניינות לשלב בין מסלול מדעי לבין הבחירה באימהות יעשו זאת בשלב קריטי במסלול האקדמי – במהלך לימודי המסטר, דוקטורט או פוסט דוקטורט או בשנים הראשונות להקמת מעבדתן.

שלב חשוב זה במסלול הקריירה המדעית חופף לשלב בו מתמודדת המדענית עם האתגרים הכרוכים בלידה, גידול ילדים ושינוי המבנה המשפחתי. התמודדות נכונה עם הסוגיות השונות עשויה להיות מכרעת בצמתי ההחלטה העיקריים במסלול המדעי.
מטרת הסדנא היא לזהות, לסייע ולתת כלים בסיסיים לקונפליקטים הרבים העולים מהצורך לשלב קריירה מדעית ואימהות ומיועד בעיקר לנשים לפני לידתן הראשונה. את הסדנא מרכזות 3 מדעניות, ואימהות -- פרופ' מאיה שולדינר, פרופ' מיכל שרון ופרופ’ נירית דודוביץ, בתמיכת העובדת הסוציאלית של המכון – אורית ויטרבו. בנוסף תלווה את הסדנא ד'ר אפרת הברון, ביבליותרפיסטית ופסיכותרפיסטית ממכללת דויד ילין.
הסדנא בנויה מ - 6 מפגשים , משך כל מפגש הוא שעתיים ורבע, אשר יינתנו בעברית. הסדנא תיערך בימי ראשון במהלך חודשי אפריל-מאי.
הסדנא מיועדת עבור: סטודנטיות למאסטר, דוקטורט או פוסט-דוקטורט במכון ויצמן הנמצאות בהריון ראשון או  מתכננות להקים משפחה.
הסדנא איננה כרוכה בתשלום אך קיום הסדנא מותנה במספר משתתפות מינימלי ומספר המשתתפות בסדנא מוגבל ולכן נדרשת הרשמה מראש. משתתפת הנרשמת לסדנא מתחייבת להגיע לכל הפגישות, על מנת להבטיח עבודה המשכית בקבוצה.

קול קורא להרשמה ייצא בפברואר 2017 (במכון ויצמן בלבד)

כתבה שפורסמה בעיתון "הארץ" על הסדנא הייחודית

בהרשמה מראש בלבד, קול קורא ייצא בפברואר 2017

Special workshop for female PhD students: Sexual harassment the "gray zone"

Date & time: Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 07:30

There are sensational cases that we read about in the news, and then there is the more subtle grey area that we have all witnessed. The encounter that leaves us wondering, “Was that not OK, or was that just my imagination?”
Through the initiative of Prof. Yardena Samuels, the Feinberg Graduate School along with the Women in Science WIS office are offering a workshop to provide the  tools to help you recognize and understand what to do when faced with such circumstances. A similar workshop was given last year to women PIs and staff scientists, and was highly appreciated. This workshop is intended for female PhD students.
The workshop will cover the following topics:

  1. Awareness that you are not the only one facing such unpleasant situations
  2. Description of inappropriate behavior at work, conferences, and international meetings
  3. Associated cultural differences and where we draw the line
  4. What can be done to prevent inappropriate behavior and what to do once it happens

There is nothing more useful than being prepared for such situations. You will be given practical tools and advice to assertively deal with harassment (in all its forms).
The workshop will be led by a professional moderator who will do simulations of different situations with an actor along with interactive participation of the audience.
The workshop will take place on January 17, from 9:30 to 12:30.
There are a limited number of spaces available, so please respond promptly if you are interested to: Roxanne.Halper@weizmann.ac.il or to: women.awards@weizmann.ac.il

Deadline for registration is either when the list is full or January 4, 2016.

Second Annual Young Female Leaders in Science (YFLIS) Workshop for women PhD students, Neve Shalom

Date & time: Monday, September 7, 2015 - 06:00

YFLIS is a professional development workshop designed to help women PhD students deal with the challenges they may face in the world of scientific research. The workshop is held off-campus and offers useful tools for developing communication skills and increasing confidence levels including establishing authority, dealing with rejection, improving the ability to network, and building strong negotiation skills.

In addition to working on the skills mentioned above, the workshop provides tools for handling balancing a career in science with family, building a strong support group, being able to express needs when necessary, dealing with guilt, delegation of authority, and learning to say NO. The workshop addresses these issues interactively via case-studies, and small work and discussion groups.

Young Female Leaders in Science Workshop 2015

Date & time: Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 06:00

Young Female Leaders in Science (YFLIS) follow-up workshop for the participants of the First Annual YFLIS Workshop, 2014. Click here to view more photos.

Young Female Leader in Science Workshop 2016

Date & time: Thursday, January 1, 1970 - 02:00

The Young Female Leader in Science (YFLIS)  2016 workshop took place from September 19-20, 2016; an annual two day workshop held off-campus which is designed to help the PhD students deal with the challenges they may face when pursuing their postdoctorate abroad as well as offering useful tools and skills for confidence and communication. Click here to view more photos.