crash course self-management
9. December, 9:30 until 10. December 2019, 18:00
IGB, Müggelseedamm 310, lecture hall
The registration deadline for the event has passed.
This course is suitable for anyone wishing to optimize their self-management and task management
Lecturer: Thomas Knappe
Time: 9.-10. December 2019 9:30 am - 6 pm
Participants are expected to attend the entire course.
Register before 01.11.2019
Places are limited. Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers get priority.
We all have improved our self-management skills and work efficiency throughout our education and career, haven’t we? But every one of us also sometimes wonders if this is really the way we want and can continue permanently. Can we find a better balance despite the high pressure environment of academic research? If you are ready to invest two days under the excellent guidance of Thomas Knappe, a professional coach, and interact with a group of IGB doctoral & postdoctoral researchers, you might get a deeper understanding and surprising insight about your own motivation, goals and values. You will also learn about selected concepts and procedures for your self-management and an effective and motivating task management, reflect on your practical work and develop solutions which also include private tasks and demands.
Good self-management skills are the foundation of personal productivity and the proactive (co-) design of the work context, to enable effective work, high motivation for and satisfaction with the daily work. This is understood against the background of a "work-life-effectiveness", which allows the individual to work successfully according to the personal requirements and strengths, to develop further and to work with other requirements – e.g. the private sphere of life - in the best possible way.
For many, as part of their career path, this involves long hours, complex and competing professional and personal needs, significant stress, and so on. Effective ownership and self-efficacy are needed to address these challenges effectively.
Self-management skills are needed at this point, for example to clarify one's own motivation, goals and values, for effective action in situations that undermine one's own motivation and effectiveness, and for the design of the appropriate task management, in order to get a better grip on both predictable and imponderable situations.
At this point we use the workshop less on "classical time management" than on agile thinking and procedures. These focus on self-organization and effectiveness and offer good opportunities to keep track of the status of all requirements while at the same time working on the success-critical tasks.
In the workshop, the participants can get to know selected concepts and procedures for their self-management and an effective and motivating task management, reflect on their practical work, and develop solutions.