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Workshop: Making supervision work for you

Date and time

Wednesday 22 November 2023 at 09:00 to 12:00

Registration Deadline

Friday 10 November 2023 at 16:00


Kilen - room KL1.43 (first floor), Kilevej 14A, 2000 Frederiksberg Kilen - room KL1.43 (first floor)
Kilevej 14A
2000 Frederiksberg

Workshop: Making supervision work for you

Event Description

Gitte Wichmann-Hansen, Researcher at The Danish School of Education (DPU), Aarhus University and owner of the consultancy “Academic Supervision”.  

Participants: All PhD students at CBS, preferable students in their first PhD year.

Date: Wednesday, 22 November, 9:00-12:00

Location: Kilen, K1.43

Purpose: To learn practical tools for proactively managing your supervisors and to share experiences with peers on navigating the supervisory process

Format: The workshop is hands-on based, and it includes lectures, exercises, and plenum discussions. 

Are you in the beginning of your PhD (first year) and do you want to learn practical tools for how to make the best out of your supervision? Then this workshop is for you! Research shows that successful PhD students display the ability to benefit from the strengths of their individual supervisors and use it to their advantage. In this workshop, you will learn practical tools to:

•    Contribute to building a good work relationship
•    Navigate between several supervisors (main and co-supervisors)
•    Communicate with your supervisors in a professional way
•    Get the feedback you need to progress efficiently

Regardless of whether you find it easy to work with your supervisor(s) or not, the workshop is relevant because it offers concrete tips and tricks for proactively managing your supervisors. 

Is it worth spending three hours on this workshop? Yes, because:

•    Research shows that the relationship between PhD students and supervisors greatly influences the efficiency and creativity of the PhD study. Therefore, it is crucial for students to navigate the supervisory process
•    The workshop is a means of making your PhD study more efficient, and therefore the workshop is not an extra time-consuming event 
•    It offers a room for sharing experiences and for getting inspiration from peers.



09:00                  Welcome  

09:15                  What is good supervision?

09:45                  How to get the best out of your supervisors?

10:15                  Coffee break

10.30                  Are you aligned with your supervisors?

11.15                  What to do in case of conflicts?

11.45                  Closing of the workshop: Anette Boom, Head of PhD CBS,           will join us to discuss will join us to discuss how the PhD               School can support PhD students in navigating the                       supervisory process.

12:00                  Lunch (grab a sandwich and hang-out with your fellows)



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Organizer Contact Information

CBS PhD School
Blazenka Blazevac-Kvistbo

Phone: +45 3815 2496

Organizer Contact Information

CBS PhD School
Blazenka Blazevac-Kvistbo

Phone: +45 3815 2496