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Leading projects successfully

Strengthen your knowledge of effective project-based working in four days

Project-based working becomes increasingly important, but what is the secret to a successful project? How do you stay in control? How do you lead a project team? What is the best way to keep your eye on the end result? How do you analyse the forcefield and the risks? What are the pitfalls? This four-day training course will teach you how to work properly in a project-based manner within the UG, enabling you to lift your projects to a higher level.


Using your own project or that of someone else, you will learn how to be off to a flying start when it comes to the result-oriented collaboration on a temporary assignment. Achieving a good and impactful project result by creating structure, while at the same time remaining agile. You will learn how to stay in charge and develop more understanding by dividing the project into bite-sized chunks and making realistic agreements with the commissioning party and the project team members. In addition, you will learn how to give stakeholders a voice and/or role, and how you can make explicit and structure expectations around roles, tasks, and responsibilities.

Thanks to these basic skills in the field of project-based working, you will be more in charge of your project. The fourth day of this course is specifically aimed at the managing role of project leaders, combined with project communication and dealing with team dynamics.

During this practical basic training course, you will learn to recognize and apply the different aspects of the Project-Based Creating (PMC, Projectmatig Creëren) approach. In addition to clear language-use and terminology, this approach offers practical tips, tools, and techniques for both smaller and larger projects.


During the training course, we will discuss the below topics:
·        the essentials of project-based creating
·        phased project approach
·        project definition
·        collective intake
·        activity plan
·        project organization
·        project management
·        project start-ups and other project work meetings
·        risk analysis
·        forcefield analysis

Day 4: Specifically aimed at project leaders (optional for other participants)
·        Preferred styles and team dynamics
·        Project communication
·        Action plan to further your own project


After the training course, you will
✓ know how to, collectively, sharply define a project assignment to ensure a good start, design, execution, and, adjustment process
✓ Have insight in the forcefield surrounding the project
✓ know the different roles, tasks, and responsibilities that are involved in the project
✓ know how and when to pragmatically launch a project start-up
✓ be aware of your own project leadership style
✓ be able to give your project role a clearer shape and definition
✓ be able to launch and successfully complete projects independently
✓ have at your disposal a language and terminology framework, practical techniques, tools, insights, and inspiration to further your project.

Participants value the following aspects of this training course:
✓ clear explanation about the nine steps that go with the project definition
✓ challenging exercises in groups or pairs
✓ basic structure of a project with a commissioning party, project members, and a project result
✓ combination of theory and personal practice
✓ insight in how to work together as a project team, whether or not in a hybrid form

Participants of the 2021 training course rated it with an average of 9:
‘It was a very inspiring course that made me look at research projects in a different way. As a project leader, I now feel that me and my team are better equipped for the job.’

Further information


This training has yet to be scheduled. If you are interested in this training, you can send an e-mail to hr-experts in which you express your interest. You will then receive an e-mail when the date for this training is known.


From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


De Lichtkoepel, Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 42, 9712 EL Groningen


UG staff members who manage or will manage projects

Group size

Maximum of 12 participants

Languages of instruction

Dutch and English

Course fee



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More information


Note that there is no English-taught training scheduled at this time. You can only register for the Dutch training.

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