Symposium: Facilitating Leadership in a Knowledge-Based Society
25 July 2021
- Type of event
- Open to
- CIVIS PhD/Post-Doc students
- 25 July 2021
The Doctorate is the level of study that seeks to train new researchers, something fundamental to the development of a knowledge-based society. Today, the concept of a doctoral education is not limited simply to the completion of a doctoral thesis or to activities assigned to a single area of knowledge. The need for future doctors to acquire a series of transferable skills (“soft skills”) to help them successfully face different scenarios in their professional lives and to be leaders in a changing world is becoming increasingly evident.
The objective of this symposium is to help doctoral students develop several of these transversal skills, as seen in the document Eurodoc Report (2018), including effective communication, teamwork, innovation, critical thinking, and the ability to resolve interpersonal conflicts and crisis situations, among others. In this sense, the course is aligned with UNESCO's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) # 4, which refers to Quality Education.
Doctoral students from any discipline and branch of knowledge studying at the Doctoral School of the Autonomous University of Madrid (EDUAM), various Latin American universities affiliated with the International Academic Program, and CIVIS partner universities, are invited to apply. The maximum number of participants will be 30. The doctoral students should be at least in their third year of doctoral studies and have an English level equal to C1.
Each session will include theoretical lessons with case studies, resolution of problems, and group work. In addition, all students will participate in a communication activity and assignment in which they must transmit information in a concise, fast and simple way to a heterogeneous audience.
All symposium materials will be provided before the symposium. Active participation is expected of all students. Sessions and all discussions will be conducted in English.
Leadership in a Complex World
Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, Chancellor
University of Massachusetts Boston
Effective Communication and Active Listening
Doris Sommer, Ira Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Director of Graduate Studies in Spanish
Critical Thinking: Beyond the Boundaries
Sir. Salvador Moncada, Emeritus Professor, Division of Cancer Sciences
The University of Manchester
Negotiation and Interpersonal Conflict Management
David Eaves, Lecturer in Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Creativity and Innovative Thinking I & II
Linda A. Cyr, Lecturer on Health Management, Department of Health and Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Sebastián Royo, Vice President of International Affairs; Professor, Political Science & Legal Studies, Suffolk University, Co-chair of the Europe in the World Seminar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies
Collaborating Across Difference
Daniel Wilson, Lecturer and Director of Project Zero
Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE)
Communication Workshop: Participants’ Presentations and Discussions I & II
Dates and location
June 25 - July 1, 2021
29 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Depending on the Covid-19 situation, this may be a hybrid symposium (in-person and online) or online only.
The ideal plan is to hold it in-person.
UAM has launched a call to support 4-5 doctoral candidates. Other CIVIS Universities may also consider doing so.
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