Communicate your Project Successfully

Course Information

  • Thursday, September 5, 2019,
    9:00 AM till 4:00 PM
  • Registration Opens
    August 7, 2019, 9:00 AM
    Registration Deadline
    August 10, 2019
    Course Fees
    This course is free of charge for doctoral candidates and postdocs of the University of Basel only (min. 6, max. 12 participants).
    Dr. Svetlana Berlepsch
    Organized by

    Graduate Center
    Transferable Skills
    GRACE Homepage


    After taking this course you will know how to make your project known and accepted by a large organization, far beyond the project team or your direct environment. You will be able to implement successfully a well-proven communication model, which addresses your stakeholders’ needs in a most effective way and balances out minimal effort against maximal results.

    Though originally developed for complex business projects in global, multi-functional and -cultural organizations, the communication model in focus can apply to a much wider range of initiatives and tasks, including personal endeavors, e.g. planning your next career step.


    Real-life business requires a lean approach focusing on steps essential to make the project and its deliverables known to the organization. If necessary, these steps can be expanded for any further identified needs.

    This course takes you through all project phases, addressing such communication modules as the purpose, to whom you should communicate or what channels to use.

    You will know which communication steps are of key importance and how they are interlinked. Further, you will learn how the communication focus moves forward depending on the maturity of your initiative.


    The communication model in focus is based on and compliant with the well-established project management methodology (PMM), widely used in the industry for business and IT projects. The PMM effectively guides project managers, team members and stakeholders through all project activities. The communication steps in focus are complementary to the PMM activities and documentation.

    The PMM knowledge is beneficial, but not required for this course.

    Target Group

    Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs


    Though no special preparation is required, participants should think prior to the course about a situation when they need to communicate to their business or private environment, trying to anticipate what difficulties they might experience.

    About the Trainer

    Dr. Svetlana Berlepsch has more than 20 years’ experience in orchestrating global multifunctional projects in leading companies. She is the founder and CEO of Katkin Consulting Company.


    6 h lessons plus preparation and follow-up.


    Registrations will be processed according on a “first come, first served” principle. The course registration will be confirmed by email. The registration to a course makes the participation in the full training mandatory. For this workshop unexcused absence and cancellation of the workshop after the registration deadline leads to a penalty fee of CHF 30.00. (send an email to Please find the detailed regulations on the Transferable Skills Homepage.


    Universitätsbibliothek Basel, GRACE room 306 (3rd floor) Schönbeinstrasse 18-20, 4056 Basel

    to top