Approaches to Good Supervision. Session 2: Lead
About the Series
Starting as a postdoc, junior group leader or junior professor, it is usually expected to supervise doctoral candidates. Supervision however is one of the tasks that are so “normal” in academia that we quite often neglect to further explain and prepare: “Everybody knows what supervision is so we don’t need to talk about it.” – As a result of this mindset, researchers who start supervising quite often feel abandoned.
The series of short workshops Approaches to Good Supervision addresses different aspects of supervision and provides insights into different aspects and requirements to gain skills (and confidence) to supervise. The approach developed specifically for this topic illuminates the supervision of doctoral researchers from the sociological role theory and describes “supervision” with the three terms: Lead, Train and Facilitate.
Please note: As the four sessions build on each other, we recommend attending all of them and to make use of the opportunity of sharing your experience in the course of the series. However, participants can also choose to attend selected sessions. You have to register separately for each session. Please note that the booking limit of 2 workshops does not apply to this short workshop series!
Session 2: Lead (2 May, 5-7 pm)
In the Lead workshop, we will explore basic leadership competencies that are also required in supervision.
- Defining basic tasks as a leader
- Delegating as a supervisor
- Communication and Active Listening
- Managing expectations
Further Workshops from the Series:
- Session 1: Getting started as a supervisor (4 April, 5-7 pm)
- Session 3: Train (6 June, 5-7 pm)
- Session 4: Facilitate (4 July, 5-7 pm)
This workshop is open to all users of the Hamburg Research Academy. Participation is free of charge, for further information please read the conditions of participation.
Tue, 2 May 2023, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM, online
Requirements for participation:
- Attendance: Participation is only possible, if you can guarantee an uninterrupted attendance.
- Attention: Online events require the same undivided attention as face-to-face events. Please refrain from parallel activities.
- Interaction: In general HRA events are interactive and require your active participation.
- Visibility: Please turn on your camera, if possible. Especially in our workshops, this is essential for a productive working environment.
postdocs, junior research group leaders, w1 professors, professors
Hamburg Research Academy
Dr. Jan Schmidt is a freelance trainer focussing on the needs of early career researchers and providing (virtual) workshops in and for universities all over Germany. Since 2013 head of Münster Universities Graduate Centre he is familiar with topics relevant for doctoral researchers and postdocs.
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