On the 28th and 29th of November, two days of training were held for INSPIRE supervisors, delivered by the company “Belpaeme Conseil”.
The INSPIRE project, in line with its objective of improving doctoral supervision and doctoral follow-up practices, opened these workshops to all USPC supervisors.
Any supervisor, even if he or she has experience, may be confronted with difficult situations within the framework of this supervision activity, particularly when the support lasts 3 years in the case of a thesis. For their part, many doctoral students are often stressed and may be dissatisfied with their supervision.
The proposed training thus aims to optimize the supervisory skills of thesis supervisors so that they can best accompany the doctoral student’s career path, from the appropriation of the thesis subject to the development of autonomy in research practice.
These workshops are an opportunity for supervisors to take a step back on the specific relationship of supervising a doctoral student in order to anticipate possible future problems and improve this relationship.
The fields of expertise of both coaches (psychologist and CNRS research director) make it possible to address the multiple facets of the doctoral working relationship between supervisee and supervisor, by promoting the sharing of experiences of the participants, in a climate of trust and mutual assistance.
This training will end in January with the last two days of workshop.