6. to 7. February 2023


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Project Management for Postdoctoral Researchers

Course Type: Online-Workshop
Target Group: Postdoctoral researchers
Postdoctoral researchers are often tasked to manage a variety of projects but there is little guidance on how to do so effectively.
In this practice-oriented workshop, we will reflect on key problems that arise in the execution of projects within academia and how project management techniques can be used to navigate these challenges. We will address goal setting, resource planning, progress monitoring, risk- and stakeholder-management techniques. Since postdoctoral researchers sometimes also lead teams, we will also pay attention to the important topic of creating a constructive and safe environment for your team where everyone is motivated to share critical information and keep improving upon the team’s work.
The online workshop (1.5 days) will be complemented by a subsequent self-study and peer-feedback part (0.5 days): participants condense the workshop contents into a written outline of the project management techniques they intend to utilize in the future and the software tools they will draw upon to execute these and they then exchange and discuss their outline with a peer from the workshop (self-scheduled).
Counting towards the Certificate "Leadership, Management, Science Communication and Knowledge Transfer" (Module II, 16 AE).