Welcome to Supervisor Workshop (2024)

    Please be aware that this course is not for PhD students but PhD supervisors only.

    Target group: PhD supervisors at AAU ENGINEERING, SUND and TECH

    Teacher and facilitator: Independent consultant, coach and researcher, PhD, Mirjam Godskesen, mirjam@hum.aau.dk  

    The workshops are given in English


    Workshop 1: 31 October 2024

    Workshop 2: 10 December 2024

    Place: Aalborg University

    City: 9220 Aalborg Øst

    Number of seats: 30

    Deadline: 10 October 2024

    Workshop 1: The supervisor role and aligning expectations

    09.00-10.30              Introduction and the supervisor role:

    •  3 models of supervision
    •  Hands-on/hands-off
    •  The asymmetric relation

    10.45-12.30              Critical moments and active listening

    12.30-13.15              Lunch

    13.15-14.15              Rules and regulations

    14.15-14.30              Coffee break

    14.30-15.15              Work on topics from the case stories

    15.15-16.00              Aligning expectations – also among supervisors

    16.00-16.15              Wrap up


    Preparation for workshop 1: All participants have to write a story about a real experience of PhD Supervision. It is best to choose a situation that offered a challenge and it is an advantage if the problem has not yet been solved. If you do not have an experience of PhD supervision, an experience from being a PhD student yourself or from supervision of master students can be used. The story will be used in the planning of the course and you must be willing to share it with the other participants. The volume is approx. 1 A4 page and all names must be anonymous. Please write your own name on the top of the page, give your story a title and e-mail it to mirjam@learning.aau.dk at latest: TBA


    Workshop 2: Manage the process and support writing


    09.00-11.00              Process supervision & project management

    11.15-12.15              The supervisor letter   

    12.15-13.00              Lunch

    13.00-14.00              Intercultural supervision and promoting independence

    14.00-14.15              Coffee break

    14.15-16.00              Supporting the PhD’s writing process and giving feedback

    16.00-16.15              Wrap up

    Preparation for workshop 2: Participants have to write a supervisor letter in advance. Guidance on writing the supervisor letter will be sent to participants who sign up for the workshop.

    Registrations: There is a limited amount of seats which will be assigned as they are registered.
    Please register the Supervisor Workshop here at Moodle.

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk