Workshop on coaching techniques in PhD supervision


Welcome to a workshop on coaching techniques in PhD supervision. The workshop is given twice the same day 09:15-11:45 and 14:15-16:45.

Research supervisors are expected to support their PhD students in many ways, help them navigate the research education, and foster them into mature scholars through their PhD projects. This traditionally includes regular conversations on various matters but also checking progress, making strategic judgements, demanding and rewarding compliance with goals and commitments, and dealing with problems such as anxiety and writer’s block. Taking a coaching approach to PhD supervision may be a rewarding alternative strategy for both supervisor and students.

About the workshop

In this workshop, you will get to know more about why, when, and how supervisor should apply coaching techniques. During the workshop you will learn what coaching techniques imply, at what critical moments you may benefit from using them and how you can apply different communication strategies in PhD supervision. The workshop involves interactive elements.

During the workshop you will meet:

Mirjam Godskesen, Department of Culture and Learning at Aalborg University & Unwind with expertise in coaching, change management and leadership development.

Gitte Wickman-Hansen, Danish School of Education at Aarhus University with expertise in methods of supervision, especially in connection with student’s thesis writing, dissertations, and PhD projects.

The seminar will be held in English in Boklunden at LTH. It is part of the LU-wide initiative "Professionalisation of the supervisor role" for training of research supervisors.Coffee and tea will be served.


Both sessions are fully booked!

26 September 2023


The event is fully booked.


Maria Stanfors