RUB Research School

Le_03: PRESENCE Making it Happen: Time- and Selfmanagement (1,5 day)

For doctoral researchers in all research fields | Level all

Workshop in Presence
11.-12.09.2024 ​​​​
Time: Day 1: 09:00-17:30 h; Day 2: 09:00-12:30 h
Trainer: Dr. Christiane Kasack
Language: English
Participants: max. 12 persons
Credit Point: acknowledged with 0,75 CP for the doctoral training programme of RUB-RS Certificate

Course Description

Designing, researching, and writing a doctoral thesis calls for specific time and self-management skills. Building on your experience, needs and questions we will explore what you need in this phase of your professional life to manage tasks and time effectively. We cover the long-term three-year project as well as daily and weekly task management, also talking about reflection and adaption of plans. We will discuss how to deal with plans that can hardly be kept given the open nature of research and how you can communicate your task- and timemanagement to others.

The workshop consists of the following parts:

  • doctorate as a career phase
  • how to plan a large project like your own research for the doctorate, incl. time to apply the method to your own project plan
  • time-management (days, weeks)
  • dealing with the unplannable and adapting time- and work plans
  • others & your own research: sharing and communicating your task- and timemanagement to others

You will set yourself goals for this phase and consider your work habits. You will receive planning and time-management tips that you can immediately put into practice, both large-scale and small-scale.

During the workshop, you can re-plan your time management for your doctorate, taking the new insights into account. And you will get the chance to reflect your priorities and plan the following week. The workshop will support you in gaining knowledge and skills to organize yourself efficiently and to manage your research proactively.

Dr. Christiane Kasack is a certified business coach and career counsellor who supports personal development in time- and self-management as well as career planning. In 2011, Christiane earned her doctorate in social sciences from the FU in Berlin. After two years of post-doc work, she turned to managing the Hertie School’s PhD programmes and later career development programmes for postdocs at the Head Office of the Helmholtz Association.

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