Communication | Working effectively
Effective Communication for PhDs
If you want your PhD project to be a success, effective communication is essential. In this one day course, we will provide you with a few techniques that will help you to clarify intentions, understand cultural differences and increase your influence.
- Target group
- PhD candidate
- Aletta Wubben (Mens- en Organisatieontwikkeling)
The PhD process is about realising an ambition. This requires talent as a researcher but also the ability to manage yourself and your environment. How you communicate with people who are in one way or another involved in this process is essential.
You can encounter everything in that communication. How do you deal with someone who has other interests than you? How can you influence a colleague who has a different vision? How to discuss your setbacks with your supervisor?
Every situation offers a range of response options and the one approach will yield more than the other. It is important to understand communications and how to anticipate.
PhDs from Leiden University and LUMC, who want to learn how to communicate constructively and influentially.
PhDs from the Faculty of Science in the second year of their programme, who want to learn how to communicate constructively and influentially:
15 April, 9 May, 19 June, 6 September, 18 September, 6 November, 18 November, 3 December
- Styles of influence
- Handling differences in outlook and interests
- Unarticulated expectations
- Taboos in communication
- Giving and receiving feedback
- Cultural differences in communication
What you'll learn
In this workshop you’ll be more aware of your style of interaction, and will have guidelines for more effective communication with your PhD supervisor/manager, mentor, colleagues and others. We will provide you with a few techniques that will help you to clarify intentions, understand cultural differences and increase your influence.
Prior to the course you will receive a questionnaire about your expectations and objectives. You will also be asked to give an example of a difficult situation you have encountered. During the day we will look at these personal examples and the relevant theory.
The workload for this course amounts to 6 hours including attendance and preparation.