Special seminars


ARDRE non-research oriented transferable skills

Upcoming courses

VERSA - Video gamEs for Skills trAining

April 16, 2021; Times and content tba.

Effective presentation in class and at conferences

April 28/29, 2021; 10:00 am - 06:00 pm - Content: Thou shalt not bore was Billie Wilder's secret for shooting a good film, and much the same rule applies to speeches and presentations! This training course will enable you to present your content in a clear and lively way so as to arouse audience interest and participation.

Special emphasis will be placed on the non-verbal aspects of voice and body language, as well as on dealing with unexpected and/or surprising situations, such as question and discussion rounds, in which rapid verbal reaction and impromptu speaking skills are required. Be prepared to learn and laugh a lot!
  • Preparing and delivering lectures, presentations and speeches - Using different visual aids, vocal techniques and body language
  • Focusing on the audience, dealing with disruptions
  • Impromptu speaking: responding to questions, leading discussions
  • Dealing with nervousness and "stage fright"
  • Improvisation exercises to warm up
Lecturer: Lothar Tschapka. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lothar_Tschapka

Performing under pressure

February 15, 2021; 09:00 am - 05:00 pm - Female academics only. This two-day workshop is designed to reach the target aims through meaningful practice, individual and group activities, theater-based exercises and exercises informed by the work of Amy Cuddy. After the workshop, participants will...

  • Utilize strategies for reframing criticism and the inner-critic.
  • Have techniques to help them stay in the moment and increase presence.
  • Project confidence and competence in presentation situations.
  • Be aware of the roles they have chosen and be able to craft the role they desire.
  • Use tools to help them transform stress and pressure into energy and motivation 

The Roles Women Play

  • Identification of the roles and narratives people subscribe to
  • Alignment of values with self-image
  • Re-writing one's personal and professional narrative
  • Imposter syndrome

Transforming the inner critic

  • Identifying what triggers our inner-critic
  • Reframing criticism and negative energy
  • Techniques to overcome stage fright and performance pressure

Pitching oneself

  • How to create an elevator pitch
  • How to adapt it to different situations (networking, conferences, etc)

Presence work

  • Body language
  • Power posing
  • Discovering and cultivating one¿s unique presence
  • Voicework
  • Being in the moment


  • Techniques for projecting confidence
  • Tips and tricks actors use
  • Practice and assessment

Lecturer: Francesca Carlin, Communication trainer and personal coach. http:///www.francescacarlin.com 

Specific courses in 2020

Scientific project management

December 1, 202009:00 am - 01:00 pm - Content: In this course the basics of scientific project management and instruments of project management like work breakdown structure, Gantt chart, milestone plans, etc. will be introduced. 

  • Administrative conditions
  • Processes in project management
  • Tools and methods of project management
  • Management structures in consortiums
  • project controlling and time management
  • Contract design from the point of view of a researcher

 Lecturers: Robert Rebitsch / David Lederbauer, project.service.office of the University of Innsbruck


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 847681.

Co-funded by the European Union



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