Advanced workshop on PhD supervision

Advanced Workshop on PhD supervision

Supervising PhD candidates is about turning PhD ‘students’ into PhD ‘managers’ of their PhD project. As a supervisor, this requires constant balancing between own expertise and how to make use of that expertise in a way that PhD candidates grow in autonomy and come to results and effective cooperation.

Day 1 is about Solution Focused Interaction, Project Management (clarity about project scope and planning) and Basic Communication Skills (assertiveness, dealing with emotions…). The goal of Day 2 is on coaching and covers different aspects of giving clear and adequate guidance (e.g. Situational Leadership, motivation, giving feedback)

The workshop focuses on concrete cases and on collecting, exchanging and reflecting on good practices: regular monitoring and communication with candidates, clarity about expectations, team supervision, supervising international PhD candidates... Tools are presented and explored.

The results of the workshop are of direct value for both supervisors and PhD candidates.

The Advanced Workshop on PhD supervision is organised in collaboration with True Colours and you can choose to follow them on Tuesdays or on Thursdays. Please note that you have to be available on the two days before your register!


Campus Humanities, Science and Engineering, VUB (FULL)

Thursday 26/10,  9 AM - 5 PM - room D3.10

Thursday 23/11, 9 AM - 5 PM - room D1.07


Campus Solbosch, ULB

Tuesday 7/11, 9 AM - 5 PM

Tuesday 5/12, 9 AM - 5 PM


The seminar will be held in English and is strictly limited to 14 participants. Given the success of the last editions, we recommend you to register as soon as possible. Should applications exceed places, the priority will be given to academics hired since less than 5 years and those on the waiting list last year. Then first-come, first-served basis will apply. Deadline: 14 October 2017



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