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    DSh - ‘Communicating, the path to a healthy and happy work-relationship with your PhD supervisor’

    Monday, 21 October, 2019 - 13:00
    Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus


    ‘Communicating, the path to a healthy and happy work-relationship with your PhD supervisor

    This hands-on workshop aims to expand your communications skillset in order to get the most out of your relationship with your PhD supervisor(s). This workshop will discuss tips and tricks on how to communicate better in general (e.g., active listening, perspective taking, personal conflict style), how to deal with (negative) feedback from your supervisor, and how to give feedback toward your supervisor. This workshop is infused with both individual and group exercises (e.g., roleplay) to encourage you to practice receiving/giving feedback and increase confidence in your own skillset. Furthermore, we will discuss real-life examples of communication hardships during your own PhDs and discuss how you can tackle these problems.

    The PhD candidates have to send at least one personal example of a communication problem they have with their supervisor one week before the workshop (Nanouk.verhulst@vub.be). These personal examples will be used anonymously during the workshop for exercises and discussions.


    Nanouk Verhulst holds a PhD in Applied Business Economics and a master’s degree in organizational psychology. She is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at the VUB.

    Practical information:

    When: Monday October 21st 13u-17u

    Location: Campus Etterbeek, Pleinlaan 2, room tbc

    Maximum number of participants: 15

    Suggested credits for participation: 1 credit for active participation

    !! Attention: Participation in this training will NOT automatically appear in your online PhD portfolio, fill out this form and let it sign by the instructor as proof of participation.


    Register here

    We kindly ask you to register only once and only when you can actually participate. In case you have already registered but are not able to participate, please be so kind as to notify us by sending an e-mail to doctoral.schools@vub.be so we can offer your place to one of your PhD colleagues on the waiting list.

    Please be aware of the fact that the cancellation and no-show policy of VUB applies. Cancellation of your participation is only allowed up to 48 hours before the start of the course. Otherwise, the policy as described on the doctoral school website will be followed.

    Registration Rules: https://student.vub.be/en/phd/doctoral-training#registration
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