Crossing the finish line (alive):
Self-management through PhD project management

 Open to all PhD students of the
Telfer School of Management
University of Ottawa

December 14, 2018  |  8:30 to 11:30  |  Room 7170
Followed by a end-of-semester celabratory lunch until about 1 pm

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Facilitator BIO and CV


Managing a research project is a challenge for even the most senior researchers. It is an even bigger challenge for graduate students who must learn the trade and perform well in the end. Getting to the finish line requires specific knowledge and skills most of which are taught in the program. However, two skills are not taught: the management of the research project and the management of one's affect during the project. The two are linked. A lack of skill in managing the project creates delays and re-work which in turn create anxiety. Too much anxiety makes managing the project confusing and frustrating. This workshop will bridge this skill gap.

After that workshop, participants will

  • have new skills to manage their research project;
  • be better equipped to manage their anxiety.

 Download the slides

What participants said about the most valuable thing they learned:
"The key milstone strucutre of the PhD project"
"Anxiety and ambiguity are managable"
"Risk identification and risk management"
"I am NOT the only one with these feelings; they are normal"


Earlier editions of this workshop

  • December 11, 2017

First edition of the workshop delivered on December 11, 2017