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Project & Time Management

Two-day workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center on December 6 and 7, 2018, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Alte Sternwarte, Poppeldorfer Allee 47, Room Pegasus (0.003).


Course Content

This 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 man-agement tools – from master plans for the entire project to day plans. 

Day one focusses on mid-term project planning, day two on calculating one´s own workload, setting priorities and organizing time on the level of daily and weekly routines. In this context participants reflect on their individual working style, learn how to deal with stress and with loss-es of motivation in the long run. All in all our approach is to demystify the process of a doctorate by seeing it manageable.

The workshop´s methods range from trainer input to individual project planning, group works and plenum discussions. The course is completed by a “Survival Kit PhD” where participants profit from sharing their experiences with peers and with the trainer.


  • Success factors for research projects
  • Conception, planning and execution of PhD projects
  • Setting goals and deriving realistic tasks
  • Managing the supervisor relationship
  • Dealing with project risks and crisis
  • Setting priorities, organizing time and workload
  • Dealing with perfectionism, procrastination and other “time-thieves“ 

Target Group

Doctoral candidates from all subject areas. 

Course Language


Course Instructor

"Promotion plus"

16 units are applicable for this course within the "Promotion plus" certificate.  


Module 2: Developing Competences





Joana SW
In case you have questions regarding our course offerings, please contact:
Joana Bürger-John, Bonn Graduate Center, [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.].
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