Unfolding your Self-Confidence

Dates 14 & 15 February 2023, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Setting for on-campus training:
Workshop times will be from 9:00am until 5:00pm with a 1 hour lunch break and coffee breaks. The course is planned to be held in-person. Nevertheless, if restrictions of any kind are necessary the virtual setting will be slightly shorter with sessions from 9:00am until 4:00pm.


Course description:
A convincing self-presentation builds on self-confidence, awareness and proudness on achievements, and knowledge about self-sabotage traps. Often, people have prejudices against self-selling or self-marketing activities and are not aware on how to do an impressive self-presentation in a coherent way. The workshop is focusing on four main topics: reflection on self-confidence, development of communication skills, practicing self-presentation, and discussion of tips and tricks for improved self-marketing.

· Success stories: reflecting on life events and identifying self-marketing moments
· Self-presentation: exercising self-presentation in various situations
· Communication: verbal and non-verbal communication
· Social interactions: how to handle difficult situations

Objectives: Participants
· reflect on their achievements and discover sparkling moments
· learn to give and get feedback
· get feedback on the (first) impressions they give
· reflect on their communication behaviour
· learn about ways to handle difficult situations
· get tools to make lasting arguments

This course with the whole title "Unfolding your self-confidence: Reflecting on achievements, practicing a convincing self-presentation and learning of handling difficult social interactions" is a further development of the former workshop on "Self-marketing Skills" by the same trainer.


Dr. Monika Clausen, trainer and coach for industrial partners, university clients and individuals. She offers an own training curriculum covering a broad spectrum of career related topics, bringing in a rich and manifold professional background (head of shared services center, head hunter, postdoc fellow at ETH and University of Zurich, PhD plant science at the Salk Institute in San Diego).

Instructors   Dr. Monika Clausen
Location Irchel Campus, room Y 10 G 03/04
ECTS 1.0
Contact gradschool@lifescience.uzh.ch