Getting started. The path to a successful doctorate

Course 2024-10


Date: 20.03. - 21.03.2024

Time: 09:00 - 17:00, 09:00 - 16:00

Venue: SFG 1040

Trainer: Dr. Jan Stamm

Target group: Doctoral researchers in their first year

As a PhD candidate you are the project manager of your own PhD project. The Getting Started-Workshop supplies you with the tools you need in order to plan and execute your PhD project as effectively and efficiently as possible. You discuss and test basic strategies and techniques of a good project- and time-management. This allows you to organize yourself and your workload in better ways. Based on your existing working habits, you will learn more about which type of worker you are and how you can further improve your working situation.
Depending on the interests of the participants we also deal with such topics as: How to write efficiently? How to communicate with your supervisor? How to deal with stress and crises? How to stay motivated?

Contents in brief:

  •     Phases of a doctorate degree
  •     Project-Management
    • Planning with milestones
    • Iterative incremental planning
    • Adjusting plans
  •     Efficient Time- and Self-Management
    • Setting Priorities
    • 80/20-Rule
    • Pomodoro Technique
    • Structuring your work day
  •     Communication with supervisor
  •     Efficient Writing


  •     Input and discussion
  •     Individual and group work
  •     Coaching techniques


To book your place in this workshop (course number 2024-10), please fill out this registration form.

Accessibility: If you have special needs, please feel free to contact us. We will do our best to support you accordingly.

Trainer: Dr. Jan Stamm


Jan Stamm is a trainer and coach with years of experience in science and academia. His target group are PhD candidates from all disciplines. Most often he works with interdisciplinary groups.
Jan Stamm studied philosophy, linguistics, and economics at the Universität Dortmund, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the Nottingham University. He finished the interdisciplinary graduate program of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain. His philosophical PhD deals with questions about autonomy and resilience (summa cum laude).
One major focus of his work as a trainer and coach is self- and time-management and research-project-management. Another emphasis lies on workshops on viva defense and rhetoric. He also works as a PhD coach for teams and individuals.
Outside of academia he offers workshops and coachings which focus on the reduction of stress and a healthy work-life balance.

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