10. to 16. September 2024


Getting It Done, Staying Focused – Self- and Time-Management for Postdoctoral Researchers

Course Type: Online-Workshop
Target Group: Postdoctoral researchers
Postdoctoral researchers need to advance their research while also managing many other tasks, like teaching, supervising, or doing admin work. Postdocs also work in a highly autonomous work environment. It takes good time- and self-management skills to excel in such an environment. This workshop offers different methods and strategies to help you build the required skills to make optimal use of your available time and make efficient progress towards your goals. Key topics we will consider include how to focus on important goals, how to stick to priorities in the face of conflicting demands or easy alternatives, how to set up productive routines, how to find a balance between pragmatism and perfectionism and how to implement behavioral change.
Contents in brief:
- Time-management
- Focusing on the right goals
- Saying no and defending boundaries
- Routines for highly focused work
- Pragmatism & perfectionism
- Self-management & implementing behavioral change
Counting towards the Certificate "Leadership, Management, Science Communication and Knowledge Transfer" (Module IV, 8 AE).