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Moderating a conference session

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Halbtägiger Workshop in Englisch zum Thema "Wie moderiere ich eine Konferenzsession".
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Information on the Woprkshop:
This half-day workshop focuses on the art of chairing a conference session, including understanding the role of the moderator, preparing a suitable framework, starting, leading through and closing the session, introducing speakers, fielding questions in individual or joint Q&A formats, and dealing with typical and challenging problems that may occur during the session. The flexible seminar outline also allows taking participants' individual interests and needs into consideration.

Based on short input phases, participants will practice typical situations such as starting a session, introducing a speaker or fielding questions from the audience individually as well as in pairs and small groups. Trainer and peer feedback consolidate the learning effect.

Required preparation
Please prepare and bring (two copies of) a typed page of bullet list information on:

  • the title of a talk you could be giving (one bullet point)
  • the key message of that talk (one bullet point)
  • relevant background information about yourself (several bullet points)
  • information about the event where you could be giving that talk (1-2 bullet points)
  • information about the framework of the session in which you’d be giving the talk (1-2 bullet points, such as title of the session, theme, …)

A total of roughly 12-15 bullet points should suffice. Please use only key words and phrases; no full sentences. During the workshop, somebody else is going to use this information to open a fictitious but realistic session and introduce you and your talk to the audience.

Workshop trainer
Martin Buxbaum studied English at the Universities of Vienna and Toronto and, after several exciting years in performing arts management and as a theater company and stage director in the U.S. and Austria, he has since 1999 been working as English language and skills trainer on a wide range of communication topics. Employed at UAS BFI Vienna, he also freelances at the University of Vienna, especially in staff development and at the doctoral student center, as well as at other universities and organizations in Austria. In addition, he is a psychodrama practitioner (Moreno) for personal and group development; and he runs a Cuban salsa dance studio.

Anmeldung | bis spätestens 17.10.2019 per Email an mit einem Scan des aktuellen Studienblatts und einer Kopie der genehmigten Dissertationsvereinbarung.