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Workshops

Academic productivity workshop

Academic productivity

From efficiency to effectiveness

This half-day provides participants with a toolbox for increased academic productivity. The toolbox consists of well-proven strategies and proven techniques. The workshop is led by one of our academic productivity experts.

Target groups: PhD students, researchers & supervisors, TA staff. The workshop is given on site or online.

Academic productivity and sustainable work practices workshop

Academic productivity and sustainable work practices

From efficiency to effectiveness &
From negative stress to sustainable work methods.

This full day combines productivity techniques and tools for a sustainable work situation. Theory is interspersed with practical exercises. The full day is led by two workshop leaders from Finish On Time (an expert in productivity and an expert in stress management). 

Target groups: PhD students, researchers & supervisors, TA staff. The workshop is given on site.

The Doctoral Student Package workshop

The Doctoral Student Package

Finish on time and feel good on the way.

This course spans one semester and provides participants with a toolbox for increased academic productivity and sustainable work practices. Theory is interspersed with practical exercises and homework between sessions. The toolbox consists of well-proven strategies and techniques. The course is led by one of our academic productivity experts and a licensed psychologist.

Target group: Doctoral students. Course is given on site. 

Sustainable work methods workshop

Sustainable work methods

From negative stress to sustainable work methods.

This half-day gives participants access to new approaches and techniques for a sustainable work situation. Theory around stress such as the demand-control-support model is interspersed with practical exercises. The workshop is led by one of our experts in stress management within the academy. 

Target groups: PhD students, researchers & supervisors, TA staff. The workshop is given on site or online. 

academic-writing workshop

Academic writing

From perfectionism and procrastination to flow.

This full day gives participants access to new approaches and techniques regarding joyful academic writing. Theory and researched techniques are interspersed with practical exercises. The workshop is led by one of our academic writing experts. 

Target groups: PhD students, researchers & supervisors . 

The workshop is given on site. 

"Booster Dose" workshop

"Booster Dose"

For the groups that have already attended one of our other workshops.

We tailor a plan according to the group's needs and wishes. This is a follow-up event for the groups that have already participated in one of our previous events.

Why turn to Finish on Time?

We have more than 12 years of experience in giving these workshops and we care very much about our participants and partners. We consistently have very good evaluations. Finish On Time has multi-year collaborations with the country's major universities, colleges and trade unions. 

We respond to inquiries within two working days during term time, and we can conduct workshops at relatively short notice. We are always curious to hear how our participants have used the new approaches and techniques.!

13+ years of experience

Available for assignments at relatively short notice

Very good evaluations

Strong support function

Efficiency and productivity in everyday life for TA staff

Difficult to keep up with all tasks that all seem to have the same deadline? Do you have several people who are struggling and need support, preferably yesterday? Is it your email inbox that determines your everyday life and eats up your time? We've got strategies for how you can handle all of that—and then some. 

 

We provide new approaches, alternative strategies of action and tangible tools to help you achieve your most important tasks. 


Finish on Time has been running workshops for academic staff for under 12 years and for TA staff since 2020. Those who have attended our TA workshops have worked at all levels within the higher education organization and in various administrative roles. The participants have, for example, worked with finance, HR, IT, study administration, study guidance or been a project manager, communicator or grant manager. 

Efficiency and productivity in everyday life for TA staff workshop

What the participants are saying

This is what some of the people who have participated in our full day for TA staff say.

Discussing experiences with colleagues made me realize that I am not alone in feeling that the workload is sometimes  overwhelming.

Faculty administrator, Lund University

I knew about the Finish on Time workshops for doctoral students, and was pleasantly surprised that they tailored it for TA-staff as well. Competence development activities for TA-staff is scarce.

Project coordinator, Lund University

The day exceeded my expectations! I learned many methods that I can implement in my work immediately.

Department administrator, Lund University

Lots of useful tips! The workshop really made me reflect on my own work process!

Communicator, Lund University

Workshops for researchers, advisors and post docs

The doctoral students in our workshops began to wish that their supervisors could also take part in our approaches and techniques. During the last ten years, we have therefore developed and conducted workshops for supervisors with a dual purpose: on the one hand to support doctoral students with the work process and on the other hand to apply the methods to their own work situation. 

 

We also hold workshops in academic productivity and sustainable working methods as well as on academic writing for other academic staff in postdoctoral employment, e.g. postdocs, researchers, lecturers and assistant lecturers. The purpose is to provide approaches and tangible tools for you to find your direction—and stick with it. 

 

We are well acquainted with your work situation, which is often characterized by several parallel projects that all seem to have the same degree of importance and the same deadline. How should one, as a senior researcher, find time for teaching, supervision, applying for funds, administration – and one's own (meritorious) research?

Workshops for researchers, advisors and post docs workshop

What the participants are saying

This is what some of the people who have participated in our full day for researchers say.

I have joked that I needed a workshop to come to grips with the fact that I always seem to be behind - I should be able to manage my time by now, being the senior researcher that I am. I got a much-needed productivity boost after this workshop and the knot in my stomach disappeared!

Post doc participant

My main strategy for dealing with things works well most of the time, but some situations call for greater variety of strategies. I gained new ones during the workshop, all applicable to academic work.

Post doc participant
 

The workshop leaders are open with their own experiences from the academy, which is a culture with high performance demands.

Post doc participant
 

Positively surprised by the content and approach, concrete support in identifying problems with writing and setting goals. I feel more motivated and have already outlined a clearer structure for my work.

Post doc participant
 

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