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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 one-semester course 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. The course is given on-site. 

Sustainable work methods workshop

Sustainable work methods

From negative stress to sustainable work methods.

This half-day workshop 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 workshop, led by one of our academic writing experts, gives participants access to new approaches and techniques for joyful academic writing. Theory and researched techniques are interspersed with practical exercises. 
Target groups: PhD students, researchers & supervisors. 
The workshop is given on-site. 

This is also available as a half-day, either on-site or online

"Booster Dose" workshop

Booster dose

Tailor-made follow-up workshops

We tailor a follow-up opportunity for a group that has already attended one of our other workshops. We start with a meeting to discuss the specific needs of the group and what we can offer. 

Why turn to Finish on Time?

We have more than 15 years of experience conducting these workshops and care very much about our participants and partners. We consistently receive 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 can conduct workshops at relatively short notice. We are always curious to hear how our participants have used the new approaches and techniques!

15+ 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

Is it difficult to keep up with all the tasks that seem to have the same deadline? Do you have several people who are struggling and need support, preferably yesterday? Is your email inbox determining your everyday life and eating 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 15 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 project managers, communicators, or grant managers. 

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 participate 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 help them apply the methods to their own work situations. 

 

We also hold workshops on academic productivity and sustainable working methods and 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. As a senior researcher, how should one 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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