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Management of a research team

[1 to 2 days]

Management skills improve with experience, but they must be built on solid foundations. For example, the way in which PhD candidates and post-docs are supervised has repercussions on the quality of their work and then in turn, on their ability to become effective team managers. This training session is therefore designed to work with participants on defining the principles and practices that will give meaning to their supervisory role.

Companies, research institutes, universities, foundations and other organizations, you seek to professionalize the supervisory staff and team leaders of your organization. This is indeed a factor in the attractiveness of your projects. The training we offer can provide fundamental management principles and effective practices. Please contact us to schedule your session.

Target audience:
Supervisor of PhD candidates, team leader -


  1. Build a common vision of the supervision of a PhD candidate
  2. Become familiar with management fundamentals and apply them to the supervision of PhD candidates
  3. Learn to empower PhD candidates
  4. Gain experience with critical situations as a supervisor


  1. Trainers with demonstrated research experience
  2. Sharing of experiences, kindness and consideration of individual management styles
  3. Large part of the session dedicated to situational exercises


1 to 2 days

Supervising a PhD research project – Building a common vision

Ensuring quality recruitment of PhD candidates – Analysis, sharing of practices, delivery of methods

Managing a PhD candidate or a team – Management fundamentals and application to the supervision of PhD candidates – Simulations and role-playing

Fostering the career development of your PhD candidate – Delivery of concepts and methods


“When I was a PhD candidate, I had an excellent supervisor. Now I know why.”
“I feel as though I just acquired several years’ worth of experience.”
“A credible role-playing exercise clearly illustrating a tense discussion. Since it is rare to be able to analyse a touchy situation dispassionately, the exercise was very beneficial for reviewing all the take-aways from the training.”
“Highly professional trainers. It is clear that they speak from extensive experience.”
“This workshop goes well beyond supervision, it really covers management in the broadest sense.”
“In addition to knowing what they were talking about and their ability to place the issues in our context, the trainers were kind and attentive. Given our group’s tendency to run way off schedule through our prolonged discussions, you were able to reconcile covering the training content within the allocated time with letting us express what we had to say and talk things out. Hats off to you!”
“I became aware that I was supervising my PhD candidate as a teacher supervises a student. In fact, a management approach is what is needed.”
“I am going to devote more time to recruitment. The tools presented in this workshop are excellent counterparts to what I was already doing.”
“I realized that I was basically improvising. Now I have some tools.”

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