Online-Workshop: Virtual networking: Reaching out through the digital barrier

The corona crisis has accelerated a trend that was already growing: Virtual conferences and Symposia. Whilst this is certainly good for the environment, we need new techniques to develop our networks and new skills and approaches are called for when communicating primarily on a digital basis.
To build a well-functioning network is a vital component in planning a science career. This module explores non-stressful methods of systematic career development, by the strategic use of live and virtual networking.

We will examine

  • Best practice for 21st Century Networking
  • The 6 Ps of Personal Branding
  • What everyone is looking for
  • Making contact at virtual conferences and symposia
  • Introducing yourself to a networking target via e-mail
  • Managing your online profile
  • How do we replace the 'coffee-break' chat?
  • 'Speed-dating' style networking practice

Be prepared to practice your networking and online communication techniques.


Dates and Timetable
21 and 22 March, 2022: 9–12 am



status members
University of Potsdam
partner institutions external
PhD 40€ 240€ 290€
Postdoc 60€ 240€ 290€


Further information on the workshop program and our partner institutions

The calculation of this offer is analogous to the calculation of a 2-day in-person workshop.



  • Englisch


  • PhD candidates, Postdocs


  • Mark Edwards

    Mark Edwards is an English Language & Communications Specialist who worked as a graphic designer and marketing expert in Great Britain for over 22 years. Subsequently, he has worked as the National Training and Development Manager for a network of over three hundred Printing and Graphic Design businesses in the UK, developing and delivering training courses for business owners and their staff on Design Consultancy, Marketing, Management, Sales and Customer Service.
    Since 2010, Mark has been successfully delivering specialised English courses in Germany in association with Kompetenzia International. Clients include well-known national companies and major Universities and Research Institutes.

    More about Mark Edwards



Mo. 21.03.22 09:00 -
Di. 22.03.22 12:00




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