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25.2.2020 at 09:00 - 10.3.2020 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Wed 25.3.2020
08:15 - 17:00
Thu 26.3.2020
08:15 - 17:00
Fri 27.3.2020
08:15 - 16:00


Doctoral candidates in YEB doctoral school. Members from other schools are welcome if seats are available.

On completion of the course, the participants will:

  • know what the discipline of Project Management is, its current state and the existing standards,
  • learn what does and doesn’t work in a Research environment and why,
  • learn how to organize work towards a goal efficiently,
  • be able to develop a professional project’s schedule and budget,
  • learn good practices for communication within a project, influence others, and act in a crisis.


  • 10:10-12:00 Lecture 2: PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
  • 12:00-13:00 LUNCH
  • 13:00-14:10 Lecture 3: WORK MOTIVATION
  • 14:20-15:50 Lecture 4: THE NATURE OF WORK GROUPS AND TEAMS
  • 16:00-16:30 Practice 1: COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY (pencil and paper needed)


  • 08:00-09:30 Lecture 5: STARTING A PROJECT
  • 09:40-10:30 Practice 2: PROCESS MAPS (pencil and paper needed)
  • 10:40-12:00 Lecture 6: BUDGETING A PROJECT
  • 12:00-13:00 LUNCH
  • 13:00-13:30 Practice 3: CREATING A PROJECT BUDGET (pencil and paper needed)
  • 13:40-15:10 Lecture 7: SCHEDULING A PROJECT
  • 15:20-16:30 Practice 4: DEVELOPING A PROJECT SCHEDULE (pencil and paper needed)


  • 08:00-09:30 Lecture 8: RISK MANAGEMENT
  • 09:40-11:00 Lecture 9: PROJECT EXECUTION AND CLOSURE
  • 11:10-12:00 Lecture 10: LEADERSHIP
  • 12:00-13:00 LUNCH
  • 13:00-14:30 Lecture 10: LEADERSHIP (continued)
  • 14:40-16:00 Practice 5: PERSUASION AND INFLUENCE (pencil and paper needed)

Projects are temporary endeavors aimed at creating unique outcomes; they have a scope, a schedule,
a budget, a certain level of quality, and other important parts. To animate them, somebody needs to
manage and lead the team. This course in Project Management and Leadership consists of 10 lectures
and five practical sessions delivered in three days. The course gives you a solid grasp of the Project
Management discipline and possibilities for its application to projects in different fields. As experience
shows, anyone from a Ph.D. student to a practicing Project Manager benefits from the course.

Consists of 10 lectures and 3 practical sessions delivered in three days. The course will give you a solid grasp of the Project Management discipline and possibilities for its application to projects in different fields.

85% presence.

In English.

Contact person: Anni Tonteri, senior advisor of YEB

Teacher: Sergey Nesterov

Sergey V. Nesterov holds a medical degree (MD) from the Faculty of Medicine, St. Petersburg State University (Russia) and a Ph.D. degree in Human Physiology from the Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry (Russia); he holds postgraduate certificates in Project Management and Business Administration from the University of Wales (UK) and is a certified Project Management Professional (USA) and a certified Program Management Professional (USA). He is an Associate Professor in Clinical Physiology at the University of Turku (Finland) and a Research Programme Manager at Turku PET Centre (Finland).