Workshop for advanced female scientists

Done Being Nice! Increase your Assertiveness in Institutional Power Games

Thursday, 2024/06/06, 09:15

*** Online-follow-up: 27 June 2024 09.00-11.00h ***

In the business world as well as in universities, power games and assertiveness strategies are gaining in importance with every career step. Did you ever happen to notice that “games” were being played to which you did not only not know the rules but also had no idea how to play along with? This course reveals and decodes unspoken rules and behaviour patterns, guides you through a world full of scheming, traps and tricks, and shows you how to achieve greater room for manoeuvre and increased assertiveness.

Event organizer: Office for Equal Opportunities
Speaker: Sibyl Schädeli, Coach ICF PCC, Social Anthropology MA, Management of Non-Profit Organisations
Date: 2024/06/06
Time: 09:15 - 17:00
Locality: S101
Schanzeneckstrasse 1
3012 Bern
Registration: Register here (Registration deadline: 09.05.2024)
Characteristics: not open to the public

Further information

Target audience:

Female docs, postdocs, female lecturers and professors


The participants:

  • are aware of possible obstacles on their career path
  • know the essential rules in power games and how to play along
  • are able to decide in any given power situation whether they want to participate in the game or not and thus gain more ease and freedom of choice
  • are able to make themselves heard and listened to


  • CHF 100.- for staff of the University of Bern
  • CHF 150.- for external participants

Course language: English