Workshop Successful Networking - ONLINE

Academia Raetica


This workshop offers a real-life and practical approach of how-to NETWORK in general and with focus on the upcoming conference “Graubünden forscht 2024” on November 8-9, 2024.

Course Description

What is a NETWORK? Key-elements and limits of a real network

The art of NETWORKING:

  • the 4 steps model supports you in planning and doing

  • how-to approach a person: what is a “first contact” – and what not

  • a bundle of communication starters will be provided

  • have a good “escape plan”: how-to stop a networking conversation

  • how-to use online formats e.g., Zoom for networking

Tipps & Tricks, Do’s and Don’ts:

  • Research on NETWORKING: how your network can IMPACT your career

  • NETWORKING inside University and outside University

Practical exercise:

  • NETWORK ANALYSIS: status of your network and future goals will lead to YOUR NETWORK ACTION PLAN


  • Theory, practical and interactive exercises, a lot of time for Q&A

General information and fee

  • Dates: Tuesday, October 1, 2024, 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM incl. 2 coffee breaks and one lunch break

  • Format: Online (Zoom), device with camera, headphones

  • Lecturer: Susanne Matuschek, MATUSCHEK CONSULTING

  • Language: English

  • Target audience: Early career researchers (PhD students, early postdocs)

  • Course fee for participants from Academia Raetica member or partner institutions: CHF 80

  • Fee for external participants (not working at an Academia Raetica member or partner institution): CHF 120

  • Registration deadline: August 28, 2024

  • Max. number participants: 10 (min. number participants 8)

  • Our terms and conditions

  • Course Coordinator: Daniela Heinen,, phone 081 410 60 84

  • Credit points: The workload includes six hours for attendance of the workshop.

Plea­se check beforehand with your su­per­vi­sor at your uni­ver­si­ty, if the workshop counts towards ECTS.

  • Course certificate: You will receive a certificate of attendance, if you attend the entire workshop.

About the lecturer

Susanne Matuschek has more than 30 years of experience with Networking in different professional sectors (Academia, Private, Industry, NPO). Additionally, she has over 20 years of experience in the topic of research funding at all academic levels, whereof 8 years at the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Program Manager of several funding schemes. Chair of European Working Groups within Conditions of a Research Career in Europe.
Since 2010 she runs her own company MATUSCHEK CONSULTING offering Coaching, Workshops and Webinars.


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