What we offer
Times are changing quickly, and the days when supervisors could and would supervise exactly as they were supervised (or in reaction to it), are gone. Research Supervisors and Academic Institutions are recognising that the professionalism that researchers apply to their research activities also needs to apply to their approach to supervision. But what does a professional supervisor do?
All sessions are planned with the development of researchers' skills in mind. Refer to Vitae's Researcher Development Framework to find out more about the kinds of skill areas that are considered important in the UK.
Skill and knowledge areas
The context of Research Supervision
Understanding your own and others expectations
Models of supervision
Helping those in difficulty - academic or personal
Professional behaviours: reflection and change
Preparation for application to the UK Council for Graduate Education Research Supervision Recognition Programme
These are just some of the common areas that a covered in workshops. Arc52 can design and deliver sessions that meet common needs in those inexperienced in research supervision, or work with you to co-deliver or facilitate sessions for those who have more extensive experience or leadership responsibility.
Skills and Knowledge
Dr Cathy Gibbons has a Masters degree and PhD in Human Relations from the University of Nottingham. She is an NLP practitioner and coach. She has developed and taught development sessions for Research Supervisors of every level and discipline since 2009 for a number of Institutions, in the UK and overseas; face to face and through webinar. She is an active member of UKCGE and the International Network for Doctoral Education .
Take a look at the latest resources from UKCGE for supervisors
Arc52 can travel to you anywhere in the world to deliver modules to groups. Work with us to design something special for your organisation.
Costs and payment
Prices start from £400 for group sessions.
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Arc52 has an international audience. Native and non-native speakers of English are welcome. However, these supervisor sessions anticipate at least level 6 in spoken English