A doctorate is a complex and long lasting project. If it is not usefully structured from the beginning it is easy to lose sight of the bigger picture and often also motivation in a maze of possibilities. This S4 workshop is designed to help new doctoral researchers gain insights into proper project management.
Developing a full understanding of your goals – for the doctorate as well as for the labor market entry which follows – is a prerequisite for an efficient working process. This will allow a strategic and reflexive approach starting with the selection of a suitable topic through to the realistic conceptualization of the different phases of work.
In the workshop a small group of participants will each set personal objectives and then convert these into an individual outline plan for their doctoral thesis. The doctoral candidates will identify the central phases of their doctoral project as well as possible stumbling blocks and areas where further skills development is needed.
Dates, Times, Location
Monday, June 7: 13:30 - 17:00 CEST
Tuesday, June 8: 9:00 - 12:30 CEST
Where: Remote via Zoom
The following topics are at the core of this workshop:
• The basics of doctoral research: Developing constructive objectivesSetting the course: The tailor-made doctoral topic
• Doctoral research as a process: Setting priorities, defining milestones
• Keeping the bigger picture in mind: Self assessment and evaluating objectives
• My skills profile: What additional qualifications do I need – now and later?
• My own project in context: Aligning objectives with the supervisor
• The doctorate: My next steps
More About our Trainer: Dr. Simon Golin heads the consultancy company golin wissenschaftsmanagement. As a mathematical physicist having studied and worked at universities in London, Bielefeld, Berlin, Bologna etc. he has first-hand research experience. For more than 25 years now he has been involved with not-for-profit management – with a focus on science, education and the foundation sector. Amongst other things, he has been managing director of the “Deutscher Studienpreis” at the Körber foundation, secretary general of the German National Ethics Council and secretary general of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg. Since the inception of golin wissenschaftsmanagement in 2002 he has continuously carried out numerous workshops for senior as well as early-stage scientists.
This is a free workshop for members of our community. Please register at your earliest convenience via the registration button below.
All registrants will be informed whether or not they have been selected to participate no later than Friday, May 14, 2021.
If you are unable to register, please contact Sara Sorce (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.