Motivating and Supervising Students

supervising studentsSupervising (PhD) students can be a challenge. Scientists have hardly been taught how to perform this task, even though it is part of their daily work. Some students work well independently, while others need your constant attention. The stress of the ever getting closer deadline of the thesis defence can be a worry for your student as well as yourself. We noticed that many scientists struggle with the following questions:

  • How can I get my PhD student to work more efficiently?
  • Why do I have the feeling that some of my students hardly listen to me?
  • How can I make my PhD students grow and flourish?

We developed this training especially to help you being a motivating and inspiring supervisor. During this training we will discuss the different styles of leading and communicating depending on the need of the student. We use role-plays to make you aware of your own behaviour towards students and to teach you how to communicate effectively. You will learn how to give and receive feedback so that both parties benefit from it.

If you have a specific challenge with one or more of your students, it can also be helpful to get personal coaching.

Interested? Please contact us.

Target group

Postdocs, assistant, associate and full professors

Quotes from evaluations

“Excellent facilitator”

“Very motivating, enjoyable and useful”

“really inspiring and helpful”