Super Supervision – Getting the most out of your advisory relationship

TypeOne-day course
InstructorRob Thompson
Number of Places10
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9:00-17:00 h

StartNov 03, 2009

Student Profile

Early stage doctoral candidates within the Dahlem Research School


Course Description


A PhD. is a big undertaking and avoiding any friction between you and your supervisors is imperative. Having a good productive working relationship with your supervisors is essential to the smooth attainment of your doctorate. This workshop will teach participants techniques to correctly manage the situations that often lead to misunderstandings and conflict. The knock on effects of this are huge: Stress is reduced, motivation is increased and time is used more effectively.


The workshop draws on the personal experience of all participants as well as that of the trainer, thereby ensuring that the training is specific for and relevant to the participants’ individual needs. The workshop will be a structured discussion forum to facilitate ideas and develop strategies. The workshop will be very interactive. Expect to be asked lots of questions, expect to be challenged, expect to participate!


  • Building confidence and being appropriately assertive
  • Ensuring clear communication and managing expectations
  • Defining your boundaries and balancing differing motivations
  • The essentials of persuasion and negotiation
  • Resolving conflict and dealing with differing communication styles


Rob Thompson, RTTA