Managing work relations for PhD candidates
As a PhD candidate, you have a variety of work relations, for instance with your professor, within project groups or within research institutes. If you want to be successful as a young researcher, it is important that you are able to manage these relationships effectively. One way of doing this is by ‘taking up leadership’, even if you don’t have the most senior position.
But how can you take up effective leadership in work relations as PhD candidate? This four-day course focuses on this important question. Participants will first reflect on their role and position as young researchers within the organisation they work for. How can you take up the leader role within the context of, for example, a research project? This reflection forms the basis of the second part of the course. Here participants will learn practical skills, like active listening and giving feedback, that help them to express and safeguard their needs without necessarily opposing those of others, for instance of supervisors.
To learn how to use leadership effectively as a PhD candidate in work relations, by reflecting on your role and position within the organisation, and by training practical skills.
The course will be taught by a professor of the Utrecht School of Governance of Utrecht University.
This course will take place in 2012/2013.