Description

Getting the right things done properly can be difficult when we also consider the limited time available and the challenges that require confident responses, rather than avoidance and procrastination.

In our training offer we have 2 courses on Personal Effectiveness with more or less the same content. However, the courses are taught by a different trainer, and differ in time commitment. The short version (12 h) is given online anyway and the long workshop (21 h) is given on campus. While there may be some differences in content, it is pointless to take both courses. So choose the course according to your preference of location and time commitment. Below you find the detailed information per course.

Personal Effectiveness - 21h course

This course will help young researchers to cope better with the available working time by creating insight of the principles, techniques and methods of time management and personal organization, taking into account the specific situation of the university.

​After completing the training, participants will be able to:

  • setting goals (S.M.A.R.T.)
  • maintain better Priorities
  • add structure in the workplace
  • work from the "clean desk" principle
  • deal more effective with failures and interruptions
  • identify time rovers and consciously tackle improvement
  • monitor responsibilities more efficiently
  • say "no" on an assertive way
  • forget less
  • create peace in their heads
  • keep their message traffic under control
  • e-mail more efficiently
  • use their (electronic) agenda to the fullest.

Practical Information

Dates and location : 

Course 1: 8 Dec., 15 Dec. and 22 Dec. 2022
9h00 - 16h30
Campus Middelheim - Building A - Room A.301

Teacher:

Tom Jacobs

Language of the course:

English

Docop-points:

This course counts for 2,1 docop-points.

Registration:

Via your Sisa Selfservice. Log in with your student account.
Registration is possible as from 6 September 2022 and after you've been (re-)enrolled as a PhD student for 2022-2023.

 

Personal Effectiveness - 12h course

This workshop introduces tools and approaches to review how you spend your time and energy, allowing you to make conscious decisions and motivate yourself to respond to challenges. We add in practical tools for overcoming procrastination and developing confidence and apply these to real situations you bring along. After these four, 3-hour workshops (online) you will understand, and be able to:

  • assess your personal and professional priorities and values
  • use models to understand and prioritise use of time and energy
  • use tools to set compelling goals and motivate yourself
  • turn tips and tricks of time management into personalised actions
  • apply evidence-based tools to set compelling goals and motivate
  • identify reasons for procrastination and methods to get into action
  • adjust perceptions that can undermine, or support, your choices about effectiveness, boundaries and time
  • develop confidence, motivation and awareness of your drivers
  • work effectively with feedback
  • use a simple model for resilience and resolve challenge
  • apply all of these to real situations from your life

Practical information:

Dates and location : 

Course 1: 11 Oct., 12 Oct., 13 Oct. and 14 Oct. 2022
9h30 - 12h30
online
Course 2: 6 Dec., 7 Dec., 8 Dec., 9 Dec. 202
9h30 - 12h30
online

Teacher:

Jamie McDonald 

Language of the course:

English

Docop-points:

This course counts for 1,2 docop-points.

Registration:

Via Sisa Selfservice. Log in with your student account.
Registration is possible as from 6 September 2022 and after you've been (re-)enrolled as a PhD student for 2022-2023.