Energy and stress management: How to perform in the storm


As they progress through their careers, young researchers experience increasing demands on their time. They often feel captive to a seemingly overwhelming flow of projects, experiments, emails, meetings that all call for their immediate attention and result in unrealistic expectations on what can be achieved in a day. Eventually, even high-performers struggle to deliver and end up depleted until, inevitably, performance will drop. This workshop will transform the way participants view self-management: instead of managing time they will start managing their energy in order to achieve and maintain high productivity in face of challenges. Using proven techniques from world-class athletes and high-performance teams, the focus of this workshop will be put on an overall approach and application of this concept to everyday academic life.

Learning objectives

During the workshop participants will:

  • understand the four sources of energy that fuel high performance,
  • assess how they are currently performing on all four energy dimensions, 
  • identify key areas of development & change in their energy management,
  • plan new habits that can help them achieve the targeted change
  • understand what can get in their way and how to address such challenges effectively.

Dr. Thomas Teichler, Lead to Trust

Donatella Canella, PhD, Lead to Trust

Target participants   This course is aimed at PhD candidates of all disciplines.
Duration   2 days

21 February 2022 9:00 - 17:30h
22 February 2022 9:00 - 17:30h

Canceling deadline  

31 January 2022 23:59

(see Conditions of Participation for information on canceling after the deadline.)

Location   Online
Contact person   Eric Alms, Graduate Campus
ECTS credit   1 ECTS credit (has to be recognized by your faculty)