HDR Supervision Development Workshops

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The Higher Degree Research (HDR) Supervision Development team offer a series of HDR Supervision Development Workshops, complementing those offered by Colleges, Schools and Centres.

These workshops address a range of topics, issues and experience relevant to good practice in HDR supervision. Participation in any of these is a 'qualifying renewal activity' for HDR Supervision Annual Registration Renewal under the ANU HDR Supervision Development Framework. The 2022 program will be listed below as it is confirmed, and in the monthly Research & Innovation News.

HDR Supervision Development Workshops are open to all HDR supervisors, and are free; please register to receive the Zoom link or location details.

Foundations of HDR Supervision Workshops are offered to those new to supervision, as part of the HDR Supervision Initial Registration process. Please visit the Foundations of HDR Supervision Workshops webpage for more information, and to register for one of these workshops.

 

HDR Supervision Topic Workshops, Issues Forums and Masterclass Panels

The current Topic Workshops, Issues Forums and Masterclass Panels program for 2022 is below.

Topic Day, date and time Registration link
Helping your HDR candidates access the job market Tuesday 14 June, 1pm–2pm Register for this workshop. Note: This workshop will be delivered via Zoom (Zoom information).
Maintaining your sanity as a supervisor: simple stress management strategies Tuesday 21 June, 11:30am–1pm Register for this workshop. Note: This workshop will be delivered via Zoom (Zoom information).
Managing relationships with HDR students: working with different personality and communication styles Wednesday 5 October, 12pm–1:30pm Register for this workshop. Note: This workshop will be delivered via Zoom (Zoom information).

 

Helping your HDR candidates access the job market

Focus – Supervisors often want to help their HDR candidates take the next steps in their post-PhD career, but the dearth of academic jobs in many disciplines makes this complicated. In this session, Professor Inger Mewburn will show you data on the opportunities available for your candidates and what skills are in demand inside and outside academia. She will then share some of her favourite strategies for working with candidates, including disrupting some of the unhelpful thinking patterns candidates have about their future career.

In this session, you will:

  • Learn about the size and extent of the non-academic job market for researchers: how many jobs are there and what sort of jobs can our graduates do?
  • Understand what Covid has done to the academic and non-academic job market.
  • Learn some tools and strategies you can use with your candidates to help them start thinking more strategically about their careers.

Lead – Professor Inger Mewburn (better known as @thesiswhisperer) is currently the Director of Researcher Development at The Australian National University where she oversees professional development workshops and programs for all ANU researchers. Aside from creating new posts on the Thesis Whisperer blog, she writes scholarly papers, books and book chapters about research education, with a special interest in post PhD employability.

Date/time – 14 June, 1pm–2pm. Register for this workshop. Note: This workshop will be delivered via Zoom (Zoom information).

 

Maintaining your sanity as a supervisor: simple stress management strategies

Focus – Being a supervisor can be stressful and it is only one of the many tasks in your academic life! Managing multiple demands can impact on your psychological wellbeing and your ability to be an effective supervisor. This workshop focusses on practical strategies to enable you to:

  • manage stress;
  • clarify expectations and boundaries of supervision;
  • maintain positive psychological functioning in your supervisory life.

Lead – Founder and director of Growth Psychology, Dr Shari Walsh has worked extensively with HDR candidates, supervisors and early career researchers in universities and private practice for more than ten years. She is highly experienced in counselling and designing and facilitating interactive workshops and seminar presentations to assist clients to enhance their life and career.

Date/time – 21 June, 11:30am–1pm. Register for this workshop. Note: This workshop will be delivered via Zoom (Zoom information).

 

Managing relationships with HDR students: working with different personality and communication styles

Focus – Effective communication between supervisor and candidate is central to successful HDR supervision. Differences in personality and communication styles can impact on the supervisory relationship. This workshop will focus on managing relationships with in this context:

  • understanding personality and communication styles;
  • strategies to communicate and work with different styles;
  • facilitating positive relationships.

Lead – Founder and director of Growth Psychology, Dr Shari Walsh has worked extensively with HDR candidates, supervisors and early career researchers in universities and private practice for more than ten years. She is highly experienced in counselling and designing and facilitating interactive workshops and seminar presentations to assist clients to enhance their life and career.

Date/time – 5 October, 12pm–1:30pm. Register for this workshop. Note: This workshop will be delivered via Zoom (Zoom information).

 

Recordings of the HDR Supervision Topic Workshops and Masterclass Panels

You can access recordings of the 2020, 2021 and 2022 HDR Supervision Topic Workshops and Masterclass Panels at the HDR Supervision Development Portal.

 

More information or suggestions

We welcome your feedback and suggestions for workshop topics. Contact us at hdr.supervision@anu.edu.au or via telephone on +61 2 6125 1797.