Approaches to Good Supervision. Session 1: Getting Started as a Supervisor
When: Tue, 04.04.2023 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
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.
Session 1: Getting Started as a Supervisor (4 April, 5-7 pm)
The first session starts with exchanging on experiences and ideas to define supervision. Thereafter we will discuss whether sociological role theory might help to better define what is needed to be a supervisor. Finally we will take a glance at the concept of “leadership styles”.
- What is “good” supervisions? What do I need to be a “good” supervisor?
- Entering a new role
- Leadership styles
Further Workshops from the Series:
Session 2: Lead (2 May, 5-7 pm)
Session 3: Train (6 June, 5-7 pm)
Session 4: Facilitate (4 July, 5-7 pm)
Target Group: postdocs, junior research group leaders, w1 professors, professors
The workshop is open to all users of the Hamburg Research Academy, participation is free of charge, please register here.