How do science projects work? (Project funds, allocated funds, national vs. EU funds, funding guidelines in Germany and the EU)
How to structure a project? (typical structure of large interinstitutional scientific projects, actors and their roles, dependencies, top-down vs. bottom-up, how important is IT?)
How do projects work? (reporting duties and other obligations, project carrier - your friend and first aid?, information exchange, creating project synthesis)
What are differences between a single project and a collaboration? (steering and leadership, directives, fixed-term contracts)
What do I need for a successful meeting?
Differences between the different types (all hands module meetings, steering committee meetings, conferences, telephone/video conferences, workshops, work meetings, and more)
What are the advantages and disadvantages of these formats? Which format is the right one at the right time? What are possible obstacles and how can I identify them?
Basics of team communication, communication styles
Communication in meetings: how to set up a good agenda? How to integrate all participants in the discussion? Timekeeping and proper documentation of the results.
Crisis communication: how to avoid escalations? How to handle and communicate difficult situations.
Communication and information flow within the project (newsletters, web pages, bulletins, etc.)
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