Management Course – part2

Today in the afternoon I took the second part of the management course entitled “Personal Organisation” which was again organised by our very helpful Staff Training Office. This course was quite to the point for me since I’m trying to push forward several project and sometimes I don’t understand where the time is going and yet the projects are barely progressing. The aim of this course was highlighted by our Facilitator Dr. Lousie Baron as:

Being organised gives you time to think. Having time to think boosts creativity and effectiveness. Being organised gives you time to live. Successful researchers and professionals understand the importance of gaining control over their working lives. This short course will be appreciated by anyone who needs more time to do what is important to them.

By the end of the day we now feel like really getting ourselves organised. One interesting thing for me was the realisation of how many people do suffer from the same problems. Everybody who attended the course confessed that the time waste is a big problem for them … interesting …


Management Course – part1

Today I took a course “Managing and Producing Your Thesis and Reports” organised by our Staff Training Office which was aimed at Academic and Research Staff of the NUIG. Course main objectives were:

Report Writing is one of the most important skills professionals need to master. Unclear writing and the inability to be brief are major complaints among academic institutions and employers as is the problem of working to deadlines. This workshop has a unique approach to the task of thesis and report production. Faithful to modern business practice and theory, the task is treated as a process. This means it’s properly managed, completed on time and to the best possible standards.

It was quite rewarding to listen the main lecture and then to participate in actual management of an example report/thesis planning. We were split into groups and each of us were supposed to present the skeleton of the project and highlight the necessary steps to complete it by using Gantt diagrams.