Hard Asks: How to Say No to Colleagues (and Supervisors) - online

Hard Asks: How to Say No to Colleagues (and Supervisors) - online21.09.2023 13:00 - 15:30 (Thu)onlineWichert, Amanda



For doctoral researchers and postdocs of all disciplines.

Objectives and Content

This workshop is part of the new Dahlem Research School Podcast Series Season 2.

Time management experts often point to saying no as an important part of keeping on track and meeting your goals - but it can feel impossible in the moment. Building confidence in turning down requests from colleagues and supervisors that collide with our work and goals is a key to success in academia and beyond.
Learn how to feel comfortable saying no at work.
Explore how to manage requests from others that feel unrealistic or make it difficult for you to get your own work done, and come up with a strategy that truly works for you.

  • How can I best manage requests from colleagues or my supevisor(s) when their expectations don't align with my schedule?
  • How do I feel confident about saying no? How do I know when to say yes?
  • How do I set realistic priorities that are in line with my goals?




Before attending this workshop, we invite you to give the podcast episode a listen. You can find it here:




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