Introduction to Leadership (JRs only)

This leadership course is intended for junior researchers who have recently taken on leadership tasks - with or without formal leadership responsibilities, for example in a new research group or as PI on a project. 

Course objectives:

Leadership skills are required in order to establish and ensure well-functioning research groups and project teams. This interactive course introduces the participants to essential leadership elements. The specific course objectives are:

  • To ensure that junior researchers are aware of their personal identity as leaders versus their identity as experts within a specific field
  • To learn about and practice different types of communication
  • To support their career development as leaders in either academia or in business and industry


The course instructors are Michael Martini and Louise Tornøe Johnsen, Leadership Development Consultants at Development and Work Environment, AU HR, as well as a guest instructor.
AU Career PhD & JR - Nordre Ringgade 1 - 8000 - Aarhus C - 93508903 -