How to ride out your doctorate - Time and self management for the beginning of your doctoral thesis

Online-Workshop

Contact

Name

Juliane Mühlenbruch

Contact for Organizational Matters

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80 99119

E-Mail

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Doris Frank

Contact for Content-Related Matters

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80 94042

E-Mail

E-Mail

Key Info

Basic Information

Type:
Online-Workshop
Topic:
Motivation
Language:
english
Staff Development Measures:
Yes
Fields of Action:
Promote commitment to performance
Format:
Online
Institution:
Career Development
Participation Fee:
Free

Description

Target group:

Participants who are starting to work on their thesis - or who have been starting in between the last 12 - 15 months. The Workshops on Time Management are not sequential - each Workshop is designed for the specifically described group of participants.

Doctoral life is all about self-motivation and managing your time. The keys to completing the dissertation promptly are organization and self management. But personalities and dissertation projects are different – therefore we will focus on the development of individual strategies that fit your project and your way of handling time.

Objective

Participants are able to

  • set priorities (not only for the work on their thesis

  • set obtainable goals and describe accomplishable tasks

  • plan the next months of their thesis and research work methodically.

Methods

We will focus on practicing various approaches and methods – this means, that as a participant you should be up to discuss your ideas with others and to receive and provide feedback.

Content

Apart from providing various tools for project planning and time management the seminar deals with work-life-balance as an essential for successful work.

You will

  • identify and make available personal strengths and methods by reflecting your “time personality”

  • define targets, key tasks and appropriate timeframes

  • learn methods to separate and organize tasks and monitor the progress of your work - for your thesis, presentations, meetings, goal-oriented discussions etc.

  • get to know your individual way to achieve a good work-life-balance and how to cope with stress

  • develop your own project plans and receive feedback

Participation Requirements

Participation:

  • To participate you need a laptop or computer with audio / video function (microphone and camera). You also need a stable internet connection.

  • You will receive an individual login code for the moodle course room for the workshop on 5 days before the preparation period latest

  • Preparation phase - prerequisite for participation: approx. 2 hours, on your own time: in the moodle course room you will find materials and tasks to prepare. If necessary, these tasks are supervised by the trainer.

  • On the online attendance date, we will work together on interactive learning situations from 9:00 am to around 1:30 pm (short breaks)

  • Transfer phase: approx. 2 hours, on your own time: in the moodle course room you will receive feedback, can ask further questions and exchange ideas with the trainer and the other participants.

Target Audience

doctoral candidates, who are registered in the Center for Doctoral Studies

Appointments

Number:2020-CDS-362
Date:

Preparation phase: (approx. 2 hours, on your own time)

October 29th to November 2nd, 2020

Online attendance:

November 3rd, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - approx. 1:30 p.m.

Transfer phase: (approx. 2 hours, on your own time)

November 4th to 9th, 2020

Course Coordinator:Dr. Eva Reichmann
Place:

Online

Participants: up to 14
Registration:With RWTH-ID (TIM)
Without RWTH-ID (TIM)