LNVH Symposium


LNVH Spring Symposium 2018

FOLLOW UP SPRING SYMPOSIUM LNVH - May 25, 2018 - Leiden University 

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LNVH is looking back on a thought provoking day and would like to thank all the participants for sharing ideas, opinions and experiences. ScienceGuide published an article in which some of the organisations and people involved in the programme were interviewed [in Dutch].

LNVH will take up action to (further) create sustainable and structural attention for this theme, starting with urging the university boards to develop and strengthen a zero tolerance policy when it comes to harassment and abuse of power.  

If you like to rehash Oscar David's ideas on power 1.0, power 2.0 and power 3.0, this podcast of De Correspondent might be worthwhile. 

To refer to Scott Solders Active Bystander Training (and the 4 D's, strategies for intervention), check the Imperial College London website.

Worth to keep an eye on: ScienceGuide is reporting continuously about the way universities deal with codes of conduct. For example [in Dutch]: 'Geen harde sancties schending integriteitscode'

Petra Meier was involved in the (European) EGERA-project on Recommendations to prevent and fight sexual harassment in Academia – see pdf.

State of affairs at universities and other organisations:

VU University Amsterdam: 'Ongewenst gedrag wordt aangepakt'

Survey Medisch Contact: '#MeToo: artsen gaan niet vrijuit' 

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Challenging poor behaviour in academia: how to tackle and prevent intimidation and abuse of power

Keynote speakers

  • Oscar David (NL), organisation psychologist - published an extensive study about mechanisms of power.  
  • Claartje Vinkenburg (NL), associate professor of organizational behavior - critically explored the impact of implicit bias, normative beliefs, and discursive practices on career systems, patterns, and outcomes.
  • Scott Solder (UK), executive coach, trainer and facilitator - developed a groundbreaking workshop on how to challenge inappropriate behaviour, bullying and harassment in the workplace (used succesfully at for exemple Imperial College London).

LNVH cordially invites you to the Spring Symposium 2018 'Challenging Poor Behaviour in Academia - How to tackle and prevent intimidation and abuse of power' on May 25, 2018. Leiden University has kindly offered to host this year's symposium.

Power, abuse of power, harassment, and misconduct in academia. A theme that deserves attention, but is often dismissed as non-urgent, non-existent and therefore: non-important. Contributing to the taboo character of the subject, is that people simply do not dare to share their experiences for fear of consequences (or worse: lack of consequences). Recently however, the discussion about abuse of power in academia has certainly kicked off: in the fall of 2017, ScienceGuide published an article series on harassment. LNVH was consulted and contributed to the series, because we wish to underline that this is not a 'new issue that has 'suddenly' come up. We think it is important to, beyond the hype, focus on substainable attention for the theme and most of all: ways of preventing and dealing with abuse of power.

The preliminary programme, with more information about our speakers, is attached. Oscar David will get you up-to-date about mechanisms and structures of power and abuse of power. Claartje Vinkenburg has collected various individual and institutional strategies to reduce sex-based harassment and to improve work-place cultures. In an 'active bystander training', Scott Solder discusses tools to deal with poor behaviour in your own work environment.

In the second half of the afternoon actors of Het Acteursgenootschap play out cases of poor behaviour, misconduct and harassment. Together with the audience, an expert panel discusses logical courses of action and how to tackle and prevent these situations. 

Panelists include:
-Leo ten Brink - President of the Dutch Association of Confidential Counsellors (LVV)
-Anneriek de Heer - HR director Radboud University Nijmegen, chair assembly of HR directors VSNU
-Richard Korver - Lawyer (specialised in sexual harassment cases)
-Petra Meier - Professor University of Antwerp, EU project EGERA: Recommendations to prevent and fight sexual harassment in academia
-Ingeborg van der Ven - Author of the series on sexual harassment in the academic world in ScienceGuide

Of course, the symposium will offer ample time and opportunity to share your own views, opinions, and experiences. Please note that we are committed to providing a safe environment for everyone, in which confidentiality is guaranteed. 

WHAT/WHEN/WHERE

  • 2018 Spring Symposium LNVH
  • May 25, 2018
  • 12h30 (walk in, 13h00 start) – 18h30
  • Academy Building Leiden University, Klein Auditorium
  • Registration fee EUR 50
  • Working language English

 

Follow up LNVH Spring Symposium 2017: Women in Media

Over het onderwerp van ons laatste Spring Symposium - Women in Media - raken we nog lang niet uitgepraat. Naast alle adviezen die op 18 mei jl. voorbijkwamen, hieronder nog meer tips & tricks voor uw volgende optreden in de media.

 

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LNVH Spring Symposium 2017

Op donderdag 18 mei 2017 vond het LNVH Spring Symposium 2017: 'Women in Media - You are invited' plaats in het Muntgebouw te Utrecht.

In de media komen mannen 3 tot 4x vaker aan het woord als bron van het nieuws (politicus, expert of woordvoerder) dan vrouwen, zo toont recent onderzoek aan. Een eenzijdige en stereotypische representatie van de wereld om ons heen, en een beperkt beeld dat bestreden dient te worden.

Onder leiding van dagvoorzitter Petra Stienen stond deze dag het thema zichtbaarheid centraal, met name op podia die niet per se wetenschappelijk zijn: in kranten, op televisie, op de radio en via social media-kanalen. Waarom zijn er eigenlijk zo weinig vrouwelijke experts in beeld? Waarom lijken er steeds dezelfde (soort) experts aan tafel te zitten? Hoe kom je eigenlijk in de kaartenbak? En: hoe kunnen vrouwelijke wetenschappers hun contacten met media verder verdiepen en uitbreiden? Janneke van Heugten (platform VIDM) gaf een toelichting op de huidige vertegenwoordiging van vrouwen in verschillende media. Stieni Bosma (redactie Pauw), Rosemarie Buikema (hoogleraar Kunst, Cultuur en Diversiteit, UU), Hans Laroes (hoofdredacteur KRO-NCRV), Rens Vliegenthart (hoogleraar Communicatiewetenschap, UvA) boden vervolgens hun perspectief op bovenstaande ontwikkelingen en vragen. In de workshops konden deelnemers het geleerde in de praktijk brengen: oefenen met onverwachte vragen, strategieën uitstippelen om een stuk in de krant te krijgen, je onderzoek voor het voetlicht brengen in een talkshow-setting.

Benieuwd naar de tips&tricks? Bekijk de samenvatting hieronder!


 

LNVH Spring Symposium 2016

 

LNVH Spring Symposium - Wat breng(t) je naar de boardroom?

Donderdag 26 mei 2016
BCN Utrecht CS

Geen enkel bedrijf voldeed in 2015 aan het wettelijke streefcijfer van 30% vrouwen in de top van het bedrijfsleven. Minister Bussemaker is niet tevreden: met name het proces rond vacatures in de top van het bedrijfsleven is volgens haar te veel een black box waar een old boys network de banen verdeelt. Vrouwelijk bestuurlijk talent is er echter genoeg, ook in de wetenschap. Op 26 mei 2016 vond het LNVH Spring Symposium plaats, dat in samenwerking met Deloitte Academy werd georganiseerd. Het programma (zie downloads) bood deelnemers een praktische mogelijkheid hun bestuurlijke ambities te verkennen en (verder) te verwezenlijken.

Tijdens de middag deelden sprekers in hun ervaring in en expertise over de boardroom. Tal van onderwerpen passeerden de revue: benodigde kennis, relevante expertise, het timen van boardfuncties in de wetenschappelijke loopbaan, wervings- en selectieprocedure, het ontdekken en benadrukken van de eigen toegevoegde waarde in de boardroom.

Een korte impressie met de belangrijkste adviezen van de middag vindt u onder 'downloads'.

 

In samenwerking met:


 

Presentations Spring Symposium 2015

On April 10, 2015 the LNVH Spring Symposium took place at the Muntgebouw in Utrecht. Title of the symposium: Women in Science - Academic Leadership Roles Redefined. Please find the presentations given during this one-day symposium, as well as outcomes of the afternoon discussion, below. LNVH thanks all the speakers, coaches, panellists and participants for their great contribution to the success of the symposium.  For an overview of the program, please click here.  


 

Spring Symposium 2015

WOMEN in SCIENCE – ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP ROLES REDEFINED

April 10, 2015
Muntgebouw, Utrecht

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME IN ATTACHMENT - REGISTER NOW!

'Vrouwen aan de macht in academisch mannenbastion' [women holding power in an academic men's world]: a Volkskrant headline after the inauguration of Rianne Letschert as president of The Young Academy – only weeks after announcing José van Dijck as the new president of the KNAW. Female leadership in academia is as relevant as ever. During the LNVH Spring Symposium we will give the floor to inspiring women who are 'leading' or 'leader' in both policy making as in research. In afternoon workshops several aspects of leadership are explored: taking charge of your career and private life, leading and communicating, leadership ambition, using your network to your advantage. The symposium will be closed of with a discussion on best practices and the need for improved policy (making) on developing leadership skills within academic institutions. As per usual, the LNVH Symposium will celebrate the laureates of the Distinguished Women Scientists Fund.

We invite PhDs, postdocs, assistant/associate and full professors (M/F) from Dutch universities and university medical centres, as well as policy makers and policy advisors in the field of Women & Science (in the broad sense).

Keywords: academic leadership, leadership skills, pro-active engagement, work&talk, private coaching sessions, improving policy (making), influence from empowerment, networking lunch, information&inspiration, leading by example, Distinguished Women Scientists Fund.

Registration
Participating in this event (including workshops) is free, but places are limited. Sign up for the Spring Symposium (and pick your afternoon workshop) on our website. Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Coaching
Progress is important. Solving problems or addressing issues is one way to speed things up and move forward in your career. A full conference room not always the ideal place to do this in. The LNVH is keen on supporting personal development of (women) scientists. That is why certified coaches and experts present will offer free coaching and/or consultant sessions during the day. Please indicate on the registration form on our website if and why you are interested in a private coaching session on work related matters.

 

WHAT/WHEN/WHERE

  • 2015 Spring Symposium LNVH
  • April 10, 2015
  • 10h00 – 18h00
  • Muntgebouw Utrecht (15 minute walk from Utrecht CS)
  • Leidseweg 90, 3531 BG Utrecht
  • No entrance fee
  • Working languages English and Dutch

The LNVH Board and Bureau are looking forward to welcoming you on April 10. Please make sure to register in time! 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at  

Please feel free to extend this invitation to anyone else you think would be interested in the LNVH Spring Symposium.