05./10.05.2021 IRTG skilling course "Me and my supervisor"

Description: The success and quality of graduate education largely depends on effective and efficient supervision. The role of the supervisor plays a crucial role to the overall satisfaction, retention and completion. The primary objective of the workshop is to indicate ways to improve the relationship and provide better support for student-advisor communication.



Date: 05./10.05.2021

Format: Online-Workshop via Zoom

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lecturer: Dr. Imke Lode


  • Roles of supervisee and supervisor during the PhDHow 
  • Dealing successfully with academic structures of competition & cooperation and hierarchy
  • Different personalities – different needs in communication and supervising relationships
  • Basics of non-violent communication
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses of arguments
  • Communicating successfully through proper argumentation
  • Dealing with stress: key concepts of self-care, how to achieve a good work-life-balance
  • Giving and receiving constructive feedback

Registration is open! Send an email to Lysann.penkalla@medizin.uni-leipzig.de

We are looking forward to your participation. 

Before the workshop, you’ll get an invitation mail with correspending conference zoom link.

Best regards, Lysann Penkalla

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