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Time Management workshop

Time and career management for scientists

Topic area: (Self-) management

Format: Online workshop with strong self-learning focus

Workload: 2 webinars of 2-2.5 h each plus extensive self-learning work = 2 workshop days

Trainer: Karin Bodewits

Target group: PhD students and postdocs

Every week has 7 days, 168 hours or 10080 minutes…. a lot of time to do a lot of things! Still, many of us suffer from the feeling of always having too little of it. You might not give it enough thought on how you actually want to spend it and how to distribute it between your career, family, friends and hobbies. These are also no easy questions with answers to be found in a textbook – the ‘ideal time schedule’ is simply too different from one person to the other. During this online workshop, we will analyse the individual schedules of the week and provide tools and ideas to make the best use of your time investment. Furthermore, we will discuss how to balance science and life in different contexts and how to plan your days in a flexible work environment. The aim is not only to work more efficiently and to reduce personal stress, but also to be more satisfied and successful in your career and your personal life.


In this course you will learn…

The basic principles of time-management

  • What do I want to achieve this year professionally and personally?
  • Your 168 hours: How much do you actually work? How much of this is towards your goals?
  • For what to spend time?
  • How to (not) schedule your calendar?
  • E-mails, meetings and phone calls
  • Science-life balance


Course flow online

About making notes during the course

All participants receive a script of the course in PDF format for offline and future use so that they can work through the material offline as well as after the course.


Curious to read more before enjoying this course?

We have published an eBook on the topic: The time, life, and career management workbook for natural and life scientists.

You might enjoy our article "Don´t think 8-8-8", originally published in Nachrichten aus der Chemie.


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