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GPLL18 - Building an Effective Graduate Student - Supervisor Relationship

Building a positive relationship with your supervisor can enhance your experience in graduate school. It can smooth your way through program hurdles, like thesis writing, and contribute to building your professional and academic networks.

As a student, you need tools to navigate the potential pitfalls of a supervisory relationship and to make the most of what it can do for your academic development.
In this workshop, you will learn about the different expectations that students and supervisors can bring to the relationship, university policies around supervision, how to deal with potential conflicts, and practical tips for building and maintaining an effective relationship with your supervisor.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Define the supervisory relationship
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of students and supervisors
- Apply goal setting and communication strategies to their supervision relationship
- Identify common challenges in the supervision relationship
- List resources to support them in navigating their supervision relationship

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Nadine Bekkouche, GradProSkills Team member.

Nadine Bekkouche is completing a Ph.D. in Education at Concordia, with a focus on the application of educational technology to graduate education. She has a M.Sc. in Medical Psychology from Uniformed Services University, in Maryland, and has published a number of papers and reference texts in the fields of psychology, behavioral research, and health. She is the founder of NBE Education and has extensive experience working with students as an academic editor and coach. She has also consulted with businesses designing educational programs. She uses her expertise in psychology, education and research to help students excel and advance knowledge in their fields.


Section 1
October 22, 2021, 09:00 - 11:00, Fri

Disclaimer: Available spots is an estimation.

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