Joint offers from the Continuing Education Department and the Graduate Center

"Kompetenzen der Promotionsbetreuung - for professionals 2015/2016 (Doctorate supervision skills - for professionals 2015/2016) programme

Each winter semester we - the Graduate Center and the Department for Continuing Education - offer you the opportunity to take part in our programme for supervisors of doctorate, which is designed to support and help you with your work as a supervisor. Read more

Motivfoto Kompetenzen der Promotionsbetreuung

We have developed the programme based on our previous experiences with doctoral candidates and supervisors and are again offering various formats such as presentations, short workshops and individual coaching.

Our services for supervisors are intended to supplement the complementary services offered by the Graduate Center for doctoral candidates in order to provide teams of supervisors and supervised with the best possible support and assistance. All events for supervisors are organized by the Department of Continuing Education, while events for doctoral candidates are organized by the Graduate Center.

In the "Profs Only" section the Department for Continuing Education now provides specific, practical and target group-oriented support by request, such as e.g. courses on various aspects of university didactics, management skills, individual and professional one-to-one coaching and the programme for newly appointed professors.

An overview of the programme:


Our programme is designed to enhance your portfolio in terms of both topics and methodology and to encourage you to take part in productive exchange.

Some lectures are offered twice at different times so you can schedule flexibly:

Hilfreiche Kommunikationsstrategien für den Weg durch die Promotion (Helpful communication strategies for your way through the doctorate)

Lecturer: Stefanie von Below

  • 30.11.2015, 12 – 2 pm or
  • 03.02.2016, 5 – 7 pm

Bilanzierung der Promotionsmeilensteine (Accounting for doctoral degree milestones)

Lecturer: Helga Hänsler

  • 02.11.2015, 12 – 2 pm or
  • 26.11.2015, 6 – 8 pm

Discussing problematic cases in confidence

Individual appointments: This special and confidential form of individual consulting through professional coaching offers you the opportunity to discuss your own difficult or conflict-prone supervision cases in a safe environment. The aim is to identify possible solutions and to develop strategies for solving the problem.

If you would like to make an individual appointment, please contact me, Katharina Abermeth, by e-mail at: or by telephone on: +49 (0)431 880-1255. I would be happy to advise you personally and select an external, certified coach who is familiar with university structures for you from our pool of coaches.

Betreuungsstandards der MPG (Supervision standards of the MPG)

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Hinrich Schulenburg

  • 25.02.2016, 12 – 2 pm

Interkulturelle Kommunikation (Intercultural communication)

Lecturers: Helga Hänsler & Dr. Anne Bachmann

  • 25.01.2016, 12 – 2 pm or
  • 11.02.2016, 6 – 8 pm

Providing doctoral candidates with support and advice in their personal and professional development

Lecturer: Dr. Jon Falk

  • 13.11.2015, 12 – 2 pm or
  • 18.01.2016, 5 – 7 pm


You can find detailed information on this in the flyer (in German)  Kompetenzen der Promotionsbetreuung-2015-2016 (Doctoral degree supervision skills - for professionals 2015/2016).pdf, which will also be posted to you.


We look forward to your participation. Please you register via the Continuing Professional Development Centre's website until 14 days prior to the date of the particular lecture.

Please note

As we are only able to contact professors and junior professors at Kiel University via our mailing list, we would be pleased if you could pass this message on to non-professorial supervisors in your department / field.

Best wishes,

Dr. Sabine Milde (Graduate Center), Katharina Abermeth (Department of Continuing Education) and Annekatrin Mordhorst (Department of Continuing Education)