In this workshop participants discover how to work more effectively. To make more effective use of your time the first thing you need to do is formulate clear goals, and translate them into con-crete steps. Next the crucial thing is to give strict priority to these steps and not allow yourself to be distracted by other, more fun, important or interesting activities. It is also important to clearly com-municate to your colleagues and managers what your priorities are and to deal with your own work rhythm effectively.
In this workshop, PhD students get to make use of a planning schedule for the entire PhD program. This seems difficult at first, because how can you plan a project when the outcome of the research is not yet known; what’s more, is dependent on so many uncertain factors? We can show you that a large part of the PhD can be planned very well and participants learn to apply the rules of project planning to their PhD. Using our online PhD planning tool everyone makes a concrete planning schedule. This system is free for everyone to use.
Participants learn to:
- Set specific goals
- Determine their optimal working hours
- Make a weekly planning schedule
- Apply the rules of project management
- Make a planning schedule for the entire PhD program
Materials: various handouts, our online planning tool, the book Project management for PhDs.
“I really like how much attention the teachers pay to what it is like for the students to be taking this course. The teachers use a variety of interactive tasks, focusing on students gaining practical experience, and provide multiple breaks throughout each day. This makes the course highly engaging and has created a bond within the group.”