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Research Related Development

Coaching and Mentoring Researchers

1/2 day

Are you involved in the coaching or mentoring of researchers in your department? Many people find themselves with this role – officially or, more often, unofficially. Often we feel unprepared, as if we are “making it up” as we go along.  This workshop will provide a grounding in the essential skills and structures for effective coaching or mentoring. Being involved with the professional development of a colleague can be one of the more satisfying aspects of a research career and also provide you with valuable skills and insights to apply to your own career development.

This session will cover the following:

  • the different roles of mentor and coach;
  • the verbal and non-verbal skills needed to build rapport;
  • how to use questions to elicit learning;
  • how to structure a coaching session.

Coaching and mentoring skills can be used during supervision and this workshop, while not a workshop about research student supervision, will complement skills learned during the separate Supervising Research Students workshop.

It would be helpful if participants were prepared to bring some potential coaching situations and ideas that they might work through during the workshop.

07 May 2015

Bay Room, 11th Floor, 30 - 36 Newport Road
09:30 - 12:30

Provider: HUMRS
Target Audience: S