DP Kurs

Managing your PhD Project with Ease


14.06.2022 - 21.06.2022


09:30 Uhr (MEZ)


16:00 Uhr (MEZ)

  • In this training you will be offered tools that support you in planning and managing your PhD project in a way that lets you move forward consistently with ease, instead of struggle – especially in times of low motivation and when time delays occur. You will reflect on your visions and objectives regarding your research topics and translate long-term goals and plans into short-term actionable steps. Furthermore, you will learn how to deal with the immanent uncertainty in research projects and get resilience tools to inevitable setbacks during your PhD process. An introduction into Design Thinking methods will help to identify when plans need to be adjusted and how “failure” can be turned into ultimate scientific success. The training inputs will be supplemented by a group coaching session to identify stumbling blocks in implementing the learned tools. Further, there will be an individual coaching session of 45 minutes per participant for deeper personal support.  


    • Background information and tools around: 

    • Project management method: “Pomodoro method” and elements of agile project management applicable in scientific projects. 

    • Brain research and neuro-scientific background to understand own behaviour and to overcome obstacles 

    • (Aspects of) Design Thinking to integrate elements of agile project management into the PhD process.

    • Individual and group work: planning your own PhD process 

    • Group reflections with high interactivity on obstacles and stumbling blocks

    • Practical exercises  

    • Group coaching on day 2 to identify and overcome obstacles to applying what has been learned 

    • Individual coaching for individual support in planning and implementation 


    The online training will take place on 14 (9:30am- 4pm) and 21 (9:30am - 12pm) June 2022. A link to the course and further information will be provided to the participants after successful registration.  

    Individual Coaching: The days following the training according to individual availabilities.

    About the trainer 

    Dr. Insa Flachsbarth is a business economist by training; she holds a PhD in agricultural economics and has over 10 years of experience as a researcher and scientific project manager in several European and American research institutions and universities. She is also an ICF-accredited professional coach for scientists at different career levels and conducted additional training for female empowerment in the US. Her coaching and trainings focus on female leadership in science as well as inter- and transdisciplinary group processes. Her workshops are designed to create long-lasting transformative experiences leaving the participants with confidence to create authentic and joyful (work) lives.  

    *Please note that the registration period has closed.


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