Registration: Leading myself: How to become more efficient in doing my research? - all

Venue: FNO 02/40
Time: 09.00 - 17.30 h (incl. 1 h lunchbreak)
Trainer: Dr. Bärbel Tress

Language: English
Participants: max. 20 persons
Credit Point: acknowledged with 0,25 CP for the doctoral training programme of RUB-RS Certificate


This workshop is helpful for all who would like to gain expertise and strategies for an efficient research management (e.g. goal setting, managing tasks, dealing with time and responsibilitites). Leading myself is one of the key factors not only for research but also for leading others.


Course description


Why attend this training?

This training course greatly improves your efficiency by ramping up your personal productivity and research output. If you feel that you have more work than you can handle and that you have no time for the things that really matter, this course is ideal for you. It helps you to regain a sense of control over your daily tasks, develop motivational goals, and follow your goals through to success. As a result you will feel less pressurised and more motivated in your job and therefore satisfied as you succeeded and fulfill your ambitions. Using a detailed, critical analysis of your current working patterns on the one hand and your personal goals on the other, you learn how to spend your time in the most efficient and relevant way. During the course you work on improving your own personal situation, while exchanging ideas with research colleagues. This enables you to evaluate your own situation, and to reflect on possible solutions to critical difficulties with peers. 


What you learn?

  • What are your personal goals?
  • What are your current working patterns?
  • How to get an overview on all your tasks & duties?
  • How to set the right priorities?
  • How to organise your time?
  • How to cope with e-mail overflow?
  • When & how to say 'no'?
  • How to improve your work/life balance?


Who should attend?

Doctoral researchers who would like to enhance personal productivity by adopting a structured framework of concise processes and effective working habits.



Dr. Bärbel Tress has done her research on the differences and similarities in PhD education across Europe and defined actors that enhance efficiency and productivity of researchers. As a trainer she has long time expertise in PhD education & career development, efficiency & productivity in research, interdisciplinarity.

Date: 18.02.2019

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