Portrait Self-Image

Coachings

The Office for Gender Equality offers various coaching services on an ongoing basis.

Compatibility coaching for employees and students

Coaching for employees and students of the University of Bern and its partners on the compatibility of family/private life and career.

In collaboration with the "Fachstelle UND – Familien und Erwerbsarbeit für Männer und Frauen" (Office UND – Families and paid work for men and women), the Office for Gender Equality offers a coaching for employees and students on the compatibility of family and career. The service is addressed to those who face challenges related to the issue of compatibility, especially to persons / couples with current or future familial care responsibilities (childcare/care of relatives). The coaching can be taken up as an individual or together with the partner.

The coaching offers its participants the opportunity to reflect on their current situation and to work ou and test new approaches to action and solutions for improving the compatibility of career and family/private life.

  • How can the balance between employment and family/private life be improved?
  • How can a partnership-based division of labour succeed?
  • Reducing the workload: How to proceed?
  • How can care for relatives or children be organised?
  • Professional career for both partners: how can it be done?
  • Re-entry/continuing employment after motherhood/fatherhood: what should be considered?
  • Other current topics that occupy everyday life

Depending on the issues:

  • Via telephone (for individuals): 1 to 2 times 30 mins.
  • Face-to-face (for individuals and couples): 1 to 2 times 30mins to 2 hours.

Coaches

Experts "Fachstelle UND – Familien und Erwerbsarbeit für Männer und Frauen" (Office UND – Families and paid work for men and women)

Locality of the coachings

Bern or by arrangement

Fees

To the extent described, the coaching is free of charge for the participants.

Language

The coaching is conducted in English or German as required.

Contact the "Fachstelle UND – Familien und Erwerbsarbeit für Männer und Frauen" (Office UND – Families and paid work for men and women) directly via email or telephone to fix an appointment: Mail / Telephone +41 44 462 71 23.

When contacting us, please state that you are studying / employed at the University of Bern.

Professional coaching for advanced female Postdocs

The Office for Equality offers individual professional coaching for advanced female Postdocs as an additional service to that offered by the Counselling Centre of the Universities of Bern (see below). For female Postdocs, we arrange individual coaching on scientific and professional assessment and career planning. You will receive coaching tailored to your individual needs and the opportunity to reflect on your academic career in a targeted manner.

  • Analysis of scientific portfolio
  • Preparation for application procedures
  • Publication strategies
  • Financing options for own research
  • Compatibility of scientific career and care responsibilities
  • Mobility
  • Alternative career paths

The Office for Equality has a pool of coaches of (emeritus) professors and other experts. It also contributes to the financing of coaching. The number of participants for coaching is limited. The first-come-first-served principle applies.

The coaching is conducted in German or English as required.

Contact the Office for Gender Equality via Mail

More information at https://www.unibe.ch/university/portrait/self_image/equality/index_eng.html