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TEAM skills

Leadership programme for junior women in science. MELIS-UPF and Intervals edition.


To motivate young female researchers and help them to develop their leadership and self-confidence skills




Junior female scientists - open to other positions if vacant places


Participants will:

  • Develop their self-leadership and communication skills, to feel more empowered to thrive in their scientific careers

  • Get to know and practice with tools to take on a leadership role in the near to mid-future

  • Develop their negotiating skills

  • Experiment with visualization tools to better design and manage their careers

  • Build, as a team, a self-managing learning community to tackle common challenges, even after finishing the program

Please note the course consists of several sessions, and you should be able to attend all of them.

Study commitment

No preparation will be required before starting the programme. Yet, participants will have to fill out several questionnaires between sessions. Also, they will be invited to carry out some small tasks and observe themselves (and others) regarding leadership skills. All these assignments will be announced on due course during the program.

Other relevant information

For any issue regarding attendance before or during the course, please note that you should contact the Intervals team directly by sending an email to

Related courses

Difficult conversations in research: how to make them easier 

Effective team playing in science – how to get the most out of your team


Comments from participants

Finished editions
  • 2023 Edition 1, Trimester 3: October, IN-PERSON : 11/10/2023
  • 2022 Edition 1, Trimester 3: September, IN-PERSON : 21/09/2022
  • 2021 Edition 1, Trimester 1: February, ONLINE : 17/02/2021


Alicia Marín Muniesa
Alicia Marín Muniesa

Alicia Marín Muniesa has more than 18 years of international business experience. She is a professional coach, team coach, trainer and facilitator. She has been facilitating programs to empower women in the fields of education, science and business for almost 10 years.