From 27 June 2018 12:30 to 18 July 2018 18:30

Achieving your goals and performing more successfully during your PhD (course)

Course description

This personal development course aims to help you become more effective in your PhD project. We’ll discuss how to set good goals and achieve them, how to improve your interaction, how to get the most out of the people that you work with, and how to best manage your time and the risks in your project. Along the way, you will gain important insights into your personality, your personal strengths, and your pitfalls. For an overview of the subjects discussed in each session, please refer to the full course description.

What you will learn

After this course, you will:

  • Have acquired a valuable set of tools that will serve you in your work, such as the ability to set clear and effective goals, and to better manage time and risk;
  • Have a clear sense of your drivers, strengths and skills, guiding your future (career) choices;
  • Be more proficient in how you cooperate with people and how you interact with them in order to get things done and attain your goals.

Course Programme

Four sessions on Wednesdays June 27, July 4, 11 and 18, 2018.
From 12.30 to 18.30h.


Michiel and Jacques Jongerden – Exergy Training

Max. number of participants


Number of credits

2 EC

Course certificate

You will receive a course certificate after attending all training sessions and active participation.

Course fee

Course fee internal PhD candidates: €150.
Course fee external participants: €750.

‘Internal PhD candidates’ refers to PhD candidates who are working (either on a salary or on a scholarship) at the faculty of Science, faculty of Veterinary Medicine or UMC Utrecht. Please note that you can use your personal course budget of €400/year (€1,600 max) to pay for these courses. This budget is managed by your department (faculty of Science/Veterinary Medicine) or your Division (UMC Utrecht). 

‘External participants’ include PhD candidates working elsewhere (even those registered with the PhD programmes of the Graduate School of Life Sciences, e.g. at the Hubrecht Institute), PhD candidates from other Schools and postdocs.

I've learned how to keep my goals in sight, set challenges and get the most out of my PhD
I will definitely manage my time better to be more productive in achieving the goals during my PhD project
The tools you learn can be applied during your PhD track, but also after that during the rest of your career
Start date and time
27 June 2018 12:30
End date and time
18 July 2018 18:30
Entrance fee
Course fee internal PhD candidates: €150. Course fee external participants: €750.
More information
PhD Course Centre