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Career Compass Workshop: Design your career path by identifying and connecting to what matters to you


7 + 28 April 2017 (both dates make a whole)

Lang EN Workshop language is English
Responsable de l'activité

Alexandre Reymond


Dr. Donatella Canella, Leadership Development, Life and Career Transition Coaching
Tatjana Gattwinkel, Leadership Development, Life and Career Transition Coaching


Dr. Donatella Canella, Leadership Development, Life and Career Transition Coaching
Tatjana Gattwinkel, Leadership Development, Life and Career Transition Coaching


This workshop is designed for PhD students of all levels considering their next career move. Are you trying to figure out what's next for you? Do you wish you had the clarity and confidence to look ahead and plan your professional future? We get it: finding a dream job can be a tricky business! Very few people know since childhood what they wanted to do with their lives when they grew up. So, what about the rest of us? Come and join us for an in-depth experiential workshop to find out the answer! Over the course of two days, you will engage in hands-on activities that will guide you through the first essential steps of shaping your career: identifying your core values, recognizing what really matters to you, discovering your unique impact in the world and engaging in team work, all of which will make learning and self-discovery engaging, fun and very effective. You will walk away equipped with valuable tools, techniques, knowledge and tips on how to explore careers that match your most important needs and desires. Additionally, this experience will give you a new sense of self-awareness, clarity and confidence in your ability to make a change and move forward in your professional path. 

Our approach is based on the pioneer Co-active® coaching method that has one of the highest industry standards in the coaching profession. Added to this approach, we integrate exercises and activities from proven career-based methods.


What to expect from this experience 

Day 1 - January 20, 2017 - Identify your core values and your strengths; - Clarify your life direction and your impact on other people; - What is getting in the way: dealing with self-doubt and fear; - Practice specific exercises that give you powerful insights into your life and give your new tools, which you can apply immediately. Day 2 - February 17, 2017 - Build your unique career vision (career purpose); - Gain higher confidence in your ability to make a change; - Become aware of what's possible by looking at things from a new perspective; - You are more than your degree: build on your interests and talents; - Go from vision to action: take the first steps to build a realistic action plan; - Fill your toolbox with new thoughts, activities, exercises you will be able to use in the future, including the questions to ask yourself that will drive your job search. 


'Most job hunters who fail to find their dream jobs fail not because they lack information on the job market, but because they lack information about themselves.' D. Bolle


University of Lausanne, Génopode, room 2020




PhD students of StarOmics are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class) and meals (up to 25 CHF). Please send the original tickets (no copies, except for the general abonnement) with the reimbursement form to Corinne Dentan (see:



Deadline for registration 04.04.2017
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