Project management in Academia

New, time limited and complex – such are the tasks generally undertaken as projects. A work environment without project work is almost unimaginable nowadays. And this is not only true for the non-academic sector: Even the doctorate is a project!

Proven project management tools pave the way for the professional development and planning of projects, for competent guiding of their implementation and for their successful completion. With the help of these tools even difficult steps in the project journey can be safely navigated.

During the workshop the participants familiarise themselves with the most important project management methods and instruments. The following topics are at the core of the workshop:

  • Basics of project management: From design to completion of a project
  • How to handle the unforeseen: Strategies for dealing with difficulties
  • Projects in the higher education sector: What are the idiosyncrasies of academia?
  • Stakeholder analysis: Where do I find support for my project?
  • Project management: My next steps

Sanja Stevic, Heidelberg, comes originally from London, UK, and is a psychologist and certified ICF Coach [International Coaches Federation]. She received a Global MBA at the Henley Management School, UK, and has over 15 years’ international experience in Strategic HR development and Business Management. Among her fields of specialisation are conflict resolution, team building and intercultural management. She is a Board member of the Heidelberg International Professional Women’s Forum. Since 2012 she works as a freelance trainer and career coach in the field of academia.