Project management trajectory for postdocs

20 September 2022 - 22 November 2022
(2x 7.5h, within blended trajectory)
campus Diepenbeek

Content

You embark in a blended learning journey. During this journey, you will learn the basic principles of project management. You will be invited to work on a personal project, to prepare tasks, to discuss with your peers, to learn and try out. At the end of the program, you will be able to manage a project towards better results.

The following methods will be used: group discussions - self-paced study/ reading - project management game - individual tasks (linked to your own project) - practical exercises.

During the blended learning trajectory, there are two training days. In-between, you will need to complete three individual assignments which you can apply to a project of your choice. There will be three months between the first session and feedback on the final task after day 2. There will be continuous support from the trainer, Jonas Vincken (D-na).

Learning outcomes

At the end of the programme, you will ...

  • know the basic principles of project management,
  • be able to make a stakeholder analysis,
  • be able to manage difficult stakeholders,
  • be able to plan and follow up on the progress of your project.

Competences

An important part of preparing for any further professional step is becoming (more) aware of the competences you have developed and/or want to develop. In the current workshop, the following competences from the UHasselt competency overview are actively dealt with:

  • task-orientedness:
    • project planning
    • result-orientedness
    • progress monitoring
  • interpersonal competences:
    • collaboration
    • persuasion
    • stakeholder awareness

Practicalities

For whom?

  • The trajectory is aimed at postdoctoral researchers.
  • There are 12 places available.

When?

  • training day 1: September 20, 2022 - 09:00-16:30
  • training day 2: November 22, 2022 - 09:00-16:30

Where?

  • campus Diepenbeek, building D, room A5

Registration?

  • You may register here from June 2 until August 22, 2022.
  • As places are limited, registering does not automatically imply that you will be able to participate. You will be notified by email after the registration deadline has passed.
  • Please cancel your registration at least one week in advance in case you cannot make it (cf. cancellation & no-show policy).

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