Kursdetails/Course Details

0.2 S21

10.-11.05.2021, 09.00-17.00 Uhr

Trainer: Dr. Jan Stamm
Course fee:
60 €
Ort/Venue: online
Registration deadline:


Dr. Jan Stamm is a trainer and coach with years of experience in science and academia. His target group are PhD candidates from all disciplines. Most often he works with interdisciplinary groups.

One major focus of his work as a trainer and coach is self- and time-management and research-project-management. Another emphasis lies on workshops on viva defense and rhetoric. He also works as a PhD coach for teams and individuals.

He finished the interdisciplinary graduate program of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain. His philosophical PhD deals with questions about autonomy and resilience.

0.2 Getting it done! How to complete your dissertation – Methods and motivation

Most of the content of your dissertation is now clearly defined. Outline and structure are beginning to take shape and the submission deadline is drawing closer. The pertinent question is:

“How can I get the best possible result within the time till my deadline?”

What you need to do now is use the time available to put all the valuable thinking you have done down in writing following rules and regulations. The intensive seminar “Getting it Done!” will provide you with the tools you need to tackle the final stage of your dissertation with as little hassle as possible: We discuss tried and tested methods which you will use to draw up a realistic project schedule bearing in mind that writing always takes more time than you are willing to admit. It is also important for you to keep working continuously until you finally submit the dissertation. To that end, you will learn how to develop strategies which will help you cope with persistent levels of stress and strain.


  • Project scheduling: How to draw up a realistic project schedule for the final stage of your dissertation
  • Stress management and dealing with writer’s block: What strategies to use
  • Motivation: How to stay motivated
  • Time management: How to break the final stage down into continuous blocks of work
  • Accompanying writing recommendations: How to efficiently put content down in writing


  • Conveying ideas: Summary presentations
  • Individual exercises and small workshops
  • Coaching techniques
  • Exchange of experience within the group


Target group: Doctoral candidates

(Changed: 2021-03-26)