Foundation for Polish Science and SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities Conference 

Date: November 5, 2015 (Thursday)
Time: 9:15  – 17:45 
Venue: SWPS University, ul. Chodakowska 19/31, Warsaw


9:15 – 10:00

Registration and coffee

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome remarks
- HM Prof. Andrzej Eliasz, Rector of SWPS University; Prof. Maciej Żylicz, President of the Board, Foundation for Polish Science (FNP)

10:15 – 10:45

Keynote speech
Prof. Marek Szczepański, Faculty of Social Sciences,
University of Silesia in Katowice

10:45 – 12:00

Plenary panel I - in English
  • Prof. Marek Czosnyka,
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences,
    University of Cambridge, United Kingdom:
    On the usefulness of Mentoring and Coaching from a Scholar’s perspective  

  • Prof. Roman Cieślak,
    Vice–Rector for Research, SWPS University:
    On the usefulness of Mentoring and Coaching from the University’s perspective

  • Alison Mitchell,
    Director of Development, VITAE:
    On the need to support Scholars in their personal development, support tools  

  • Prof. Krzysztof Jóźwiak,
    Faculty of Pharmacy with Medical Analytics Division, Medical University of Lublin:
    On Developing the Potential of Researchers from the Perspective of a Research Financing Institution
dr Tomasz Perkowski,
Vice-President of the Board, Foundation for Polish Science

12:00 – 12:15

Coffee break

12:15 – 13:15

Plenary panel II
Participants of the FNP Mentoring and Coaching Programme and their experiences
  • Dr Bożena Tyliszczak,
    Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tadeusz Kościuszko Cracow University of Technology (participant, FNP Mentoring Programme)

  • Dr Michał Łuczewski,
    Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Warsaw (participant, FNP Coaching Module)

  • Prof. Bożena Czerny,
    Center of Theoretical Physics and Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences (a Mentor’s perspective)

  • Prof. Krzysztof Wójtowicz,
    Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Warsaw (a Coach’s perspective)
Marta Łazarowicz,
Fundacja na rzecz Nauki Polskiej

13:15 – 14:15

Lunch/Division into groups and moving to workshop rooms
14:15 – 16:30 Workshops

What is job burnout
and can scholars suffer from it?

Led by: Prof. Roman Cieślak, SWPS University

Mentoring and Coaching as tools aimed at equal
opportunities in the research sector

Led by: dr Marta du Vall, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University and Polish Women Scientists Network; dr Justyna Wojniak, Pedagogical University of Cracow and Polish Women Scientists Network

Mentoring and Coaching in science as tools of transfer
of ideas, skills and practices (academic remittances)
- Workshop in English
Led by: prof. Izabela Grabowska, SWPS University; dr Marzena Ciechomska, Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences

On effectiveness of Coaching as a method
to support scholarly development

Led by: prof. Krzysztof Wójtowicz, University of Warsaw; Marta Łazarowicz-Kowalik, Foundation for Polish Science

Mentoring in science and Mentoring in business
Led by: Piotr Czekierda and Marcin Szala, Collegium Wratislaviense
16:30 – 17:45 Plenary session – group work summary and discussion
17:45 Close of Conference


Foundation for Polish Science
Marta Michalska-Bugajska

phone: 604 128 182