In our UmdenkLabor we develop new event formats and communication measures for the analogue and digital world. If you would like to experiment with con gressa, question the old or try something new, please contact us. You can book one of our tried and tested consulting formats, or we can develop suitable individual consultations for you.
We will work with you to find digital formats and technologies that fit your needs. Whether it’s a simple video conferencing tool, an all-in-one product, a pre-produced video production or live streaming – when choosing the technical solution, we focus on your idea, the meaningful degree of interaction and the needs of your target groups. You benefit from our expertise, e.g. through practical tips and advice on pitfalls. Our perspective reaches beyond the current Covid pandemic since virtual formats are sustainable, representative and have a high reach.
We use proven consulting and facilitation techniques to help you raise the profile of your communication work. The objectives are set with you in advance, while in the workshop itself, existing staff competencies and resources are analysed, and a sustainable distribution of tasks with clear responsibilities is developed. We create the necessary space for collegial exchange about your current communication strategy or supervise individual strategic considerations that can be embedded in an overarching transfer strategy and a mission statement process. We can also focus on the conception of new, low-resource yet effective measures to achieve your goals.
We sharpen your conceptual view for virtual events, outline formats and technical solutions. We will report from our projects and give tips and hints on pitfalls, while you will have the opportunity to ask specific questions. This offer is aimed at event managers, public relations staff and scientists who are involved in the conception and implementation of digital science events.
Remaining silent for hours in front of laptops and screens is neither stimulating nor healthy. Interaction, the gold standard of virtual events, can help. Wherever possible and sensible, interactive elements should be planned and visible. This workshop will give you tips on how to activate your participants and awaken tired minds. We will outline formats and demonstrate technologies, report from our projects and give practical tips. Of course, you will have the opportunity to ask specific questions.
Have you ever felt like you haven’t done enough in a day, that you are running after deadlines or are paralysed by a mountain of unfinished to-dos? Surely we all remember moments when better self-organisation could have brought us to our goal faster and with less stress. In our webinar ‘Time Management and Self-Organisation in Project Work’, we will show you online tools that will help you keep things under control and teach you methods that will particularly help you master the challenges of parallel projects. In the process, we provide tips and practical insights into our own agency’s processes.
We provide suitable concepts and methods to make your next online moderation a success. Involve your participants actively, promote discussion and idea generation and use the appropriate moderation tools. In addition to very practical tips for preparation and follow-up, we will practise confident moderation using situational examples. In this way, you can master even difficult situations and skilfully bridge the next “awkward moment”.
Our courses are aimed at public relations staff, event managers and scientists who are involved in the conception and implementation of science events or science communication.
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The listed offers are held by the management with active support from the con gressa team.
Susann Morgner has a degree in journalism and was press officer at the Humboldt University in Berlin for more than ten years. For several years she chaired the Working Group of University Press Offices in Germany (now the Federal Association of University Communications). She is a member of the Siggener Circle for Science Communication and has reviewed science communication projects for the Volkswagen Foundation and the DFG, among others.
Jörg Weiss studied biology at the University of Freiburg. After research stays in Scotland and Canada, he first worked as a communications manager for the initiative “Wissenschaft im Dialog” (Science in Dialog). In addition, he studied science marketing in a part-time Master’s programme. He has been managing director of con gressa GmbH since 2015. As a project manager, he oversees a wide variety of events, with a focus on dialogue formats and online communication. Moderating strategy workshops is also part of his portfolio.
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