Managing my PhD

The training programme “Managing my PhD” is specifically designed for PhD students who have been working on their PhD project during 6 to 12 months. These sessions are for students of the Doctoral School of Human Sciences.

 What's it about?

The goal of the programme is threefold:

- Gaining insight in how to “manage your PhD” project: project management, self-management, influencing others
- Developing crucial skills in order to be an effective project manager: project definition, project planning & follow-up, stakeholders management, communication skills, time management, collaboration skills
- Learning how to use project tools: project charter, planning instruments, communication plan, time management tools

Each of these insights, skills and tools will be applied to your PhD project. By becoming a better project manager for you PhD project, you will also be prepared to effectively manage other projects in the future.


In between the modules you are expected to apply the lessons learnt to you PhD project and to discuss this with your supervisor; therefore your supervisor must give you permission for subscription. Her or she can do so by sending an email to doctoral [dot] schools [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be Students who subscribe without the knowledge and permission of their promotor won't be invited to the workshop. What's it about?

The workshop consists out of 5 modules spread over a period of 4 months, participation in all modules is mandatory to obtain the credits!


Session 1: Tuesday 7/11/2017 from 09:00 - 12:30

Session 2: Tuesday 28/11/2017 from 09:00 - 12:30

Session 3: Tuesday 19/12/2017 from 09:00 - 12:30

Session 4: Tuesday 09/01/2018 from 09:00 - 12:30

Session 5: Tuesday 23/01/2018 from 09:00 - 12:30

(Campus Etterbeek - rooms to be confirmed)


Register HERE

We kindly ask you to register only once and only when you can actually participate. In case you have already registered but are not able to participate, please be so kind as to notify us by sending an e-mail to doctoral [dot] schools [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be so we can offer your place to one of your PhD colleagues on the waiting list.

Please be aware of the fact that the cancellation and no-show policy of VUB applies. Cancellation of your participation is only allowed up to 48 hours before the start of the course. Otherwise, the policy as described on the doctoral school website will be followed.

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