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Stefanie Schäfer

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Project and time management for PhDs

Dr. Nils Reschke | 24.06. - 25.06.2024 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | presence

Dr. Nils Reschke | 06.11. - 08.11.2024 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | online


This online workshop is designed as a comprehensive introduction for PhD students of all disciplines with a specific focus on project and time management skills for the PhD project. Participants learn to set smart goals, structure their own projects, and manage them by using relevant manage-ment tools – from master plans for the entire project to week and day plans.

The two first days focus on mid-term project planning (3-6 months), day three on reflecting one´s own time management type and on organizing time on weekly and daily level. In this context participants reflect on their individual working style, learn how to deal with setbacks and with losses of motivation in the long run.

The workshop´s methods range from trainer input to individual project planning, group works and plenum discussions. The course is completed by a Q+A-session where participants profit from sharing their experiences with peers and with the trainer. All in all, our approach is to demystify the process of a doctorate by seeing it manageable.


  • Success factors for research projects
  • Setting goals and deriving realistic tasks
  • Planning the next 3-6 months of your PhD project
  • Managing the supervisor relationship
  • Dealing with project risks and crises
  • Setting priorities, organizing time and workload
  • Your working style and time-management type
  • Transfer suggestions

Target group:

This workshop targets PhD students in early as well as final stages of their PhD, 12 participants max.

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