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Getting It Done. How To Complete Your Dissertation – Methods and Motivation

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center.

Most of the content of your dissertation is now clearly defined. Outline and structure are beginning to take shape and the submission deadline is drawing closer. Your main question is:

“How can I use the remaining time most efficiently?”


Tuesday, September 14, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m


Dr. Jan Stamm





Target Group

Doctoral candidates in their final phase from all subject areas




16 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

By participating in the workshop, you will be better equipped to:

  • Project scheduling: How to draw up a project schedule for the final stage of your dissertation
  • Agile principles and methods (Iterative incremental planning)
  • Basic strategies and tools for an efficient time- and self-management (i.e. pomodoro technique, phases of productivity, implementation intentions …)
  • Setting priorities
  • Efficient writing
  • My working attitude: pragmatism and productivity
  • Stakeholder Management

Course Description

The “Getting it Done”-workshop provides you with useful tools to tackle the final stage of your dissertation with as little hassle as possible. Get to know tried and tested methods for developing your own project schedule. It is also important for you to keep working continuously until you finally submit your dissertation: learn how to develop helpful strategies to cope with persistent levels of stress and strain. Depending on participants' specific needs and interests, we will also focus on techniques for efficient writing, the topic of supervision and support, and questions concerning the defense.

If you already participated in other project- and time-management workshops, the “Getting it done”-workshop is an excellent opportunity to remember strategies and techniques that already worked for you in the past, to refine them, and to commit yourself again to using those methods that really help you to be productive.


  • Input and discussion
  • Individual and group work
  • Coaching techniques


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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