SDP Workshop 2: Effective Communication

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A series of workshops that aim to provide graduate research supervisors with knowledge and resources to enhance their supervision practice.

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The Supervisor Development Program (SDP) is a semester-long series of interactive, online workshops that aim to provide graduate research supervisors at La Trobe with knowledge and resources that will enhance their supervision practice. The SDP responds to the La Trobe Strategic Plan and the Graduate Researcher Experience and Wellbeing Plan by helping supervisors to build shared understandings of supervision practice that will enhance the research training experience and promote timely and effective completions.

The SDP workshops are organised in a sequence of four staged topics. It is recommended that participants aim to access the workshops in sequence over the course of a single semester. Participants are welcome to repeat any of the workshops at any time to reinforce specific aspects of their supervision practice.

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The second SDP workshop considers the importance and challenges of effective communication in graduate research supervision. It discusses some of the inadvertent effects of mismatched communication, and what strategies can be used to mitigate against this. It also explores some of the cross-cultural and intersectional factors that influence communication, including discussion around how factors like ethnicity, age and gender might become significant in supervision relationships. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to key concepts in fostering effective communication, and provided with case studies that explore solutions to a range of communication challenges.

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