Project management: doing less but achieving moreCourses for beginning PhD candidates

Course information

Number of sessions: 2
Hours per session: 8 and 4
Entry level: Introduction
Course fee:

  • This workshop is exclusively available to  PhD candidates of the Erasmus Graduate School.
  • consult our enrolment policy for more information


Telephone: +31 (0)10 4082607 (Graduate School).

You can only enrol for one edition of this workshop.

Edition 1

Session 1
October 1 (Monday) 2018
09.30 - 16.30
Location will be announced soon

Session 1
February 8 (Friday) 2018
09.30 - 12.30
Location will be announced soon

Edition 2

Session 1
February 5 (Tuesday) 2019
09.30 - 16.30
Location will be announced soon

Session 1
June 11 (Tuesay) 2019
09.30 - 12.30
Location will be announced soon

Aims and working method

This is a one-day program for PhD students with a minimum of 6 months of experience, who haven’t done ‘How to finish your PhD in time’. You will discuss your personal planning and do a number of practical exercises. 
The program focuses on the things you would like to achieve in your work, taking into account your personal ways of working and the difficulties you encounter while keeping a healthy work/life balance.

The tools we will hand to you are various ways of analysing and planning your time on a day-to-day basis, as well as in the long term. You will be able to apply the tools and experiences directly to your own work situation. 
You will receive the book ‘Projectmanagement’ for PhDs’ and learn to work with the special web based planning tool

Learning objectives

After completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply time management and project management tools to writing your dissertation, taking into account your personal goals
  • Adjust and fine-tune your existing plan 

Session descriptions

Session 1:

  • Practical reflection
  • Stay in control and adjust and fine-tune your first plan 

Session 2:

  • Differences between micro, meso- and long term time management 
  • Discussing personal goals and work methods
  • Differences between urgent and important tasks
  • Adjust your plan for the coming years of your PhD project

About the instructor

Maarten Bordewijk, MA, is one of the senior trainers of Hertz, training for scientists. He is an experienced professional in personal and organizational development.  He is specialized in Time management and Project management.