Project and Time Management - Amsterdam Edition

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Project and Time Management

- Amsterdam Edition -

8 & 22 January, 19 February 2019


For PhD candidates planning, control, monitoring and management of their research project and time are essential in accomplishing the PhD. Achieving this in 4 years’ time is a real challenge. To manage the research projects better and to get more out of time is what this course is all about. This 3-day short course provides insight into project and time management and ways to improve them. Hence it is time well spent.

This course will be offered at the University of Amsterdam.

Programme and intended results
  • Day 1 focuses on Project Management

  • Day 2 focuses on theory and personal experience with Time Management

  • Day 3 focuses on filling the personal toolbox of the student with easy-to-apply rules and methods of Time Management

Content and focus on:
  • Awareness of your research objectives, results and activities
  • Critical analysis of your project plan: planning of time, personnel and technical matters
  • Awareness of problems, risks and solutions in project management
  • Plan and manage your research effectively (easy-to-use tools)
  • Time-management (personal time consumers & planning tips)
  • Setting priorities (differentiate between important and urgent matters)
  • Assertiveness (stick to your own plan and remain friendly to others)
  • Feedback-training (give and receive feedback in a constructive manner)
At the end of this course:
  • You will be aware of and recognize your shortcomings in project management and solve these effectively
  • You will be able to better plan, monitor and manage your projects
  • You will have an understanding of the strong and weak aspects of your personal time management and how to solve these
  • You will know how to apply various methods to better manage your time without losing touch with others
  • You will be able to apply easy-to-use rules to optimize your time
  • You will receive a certificate
Working methods
  • During the course you will practice your skills by learning from others in combination with hands-on training. After the presented theory (handy models and easy-to-use tools) you will work in small groups practicing - a right mix of theory and experience. You will be using your own project proposal and you are expected to share your personal experiences with the other students
  • In between the 3 days of training you will work on assignments, applying what you have learned and test the usefulness of the theory in practice
  • During this period the trainer will be available for additional support via email or telephone
Dates and times
  • Tuesday 8 January: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday 22 January: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday 19 February: 09:00 - 17:00
General information
Target Group PhD candidates
Group Size Max. 13 participants
Course duration Three separate days (9 am - 5 pm) Being present all 3 days is obliged! 
Language of instruction English
Number of credits 1.5 ECTS
Lecturers Barend van den Broek (Valley Consult)
Prior knowledge No specific prior knowledge required
Location Roeterseiland, University of Amsterdam


Fees 1
All participants € 450,- € 500,-

1 The course fee includes coffee/tea, lunches and all course materials. It does not include accommodation.
2 The Early-Bird Fee applies to anyone who REGISTERS ON OR BEFORE 9 DECEMBER 2018


  • If you need an invoice to complete your payment, please send an email to, including ALL relevant details that should be mentioned on the invoice (e.g., purchase order no., specific addresses, attendees, etc.).
  • The Early-Bird policy is such that the moment of REGISTRATION (and not payment) is leading for determining the fee that applies to you.
  • Please make sure that your payment is arranged within two weeks after your registration.
  • It is the participant's responsibility to make sure that he/she (or his/her secretary) completes the payment correctly and in time.
PE&RC Cancellation Conditions

You may cancel free of charge up to four weeks before the start of the course. After this date you will be charged a fee of € 450,-. Unless:

  • You can find someone to replace you in the course and supply the course coordinator with the name and contact information of your replacement. In this case you will only be charged a € 50,- cancellation fee.
  • You have a valid reason to cancel (illness or death in the family 1st or 2nd degree). In this case you will be charged the reduced fee and your supervisor/PI must send a mail indicating the reason for cancellation.

Note: If you would like to cancel your registration, ALWAYS inform us and please do not assume that by NOT paying the participation fee, your registration is automatically cancelled, because it isn't (and do note that you will be kept to the cancellation conditions).

More information

Amber Heijboer (PE&RC)
Phone: +31 20 52 57 451


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