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"Accompagner et encadrer un doctorant-e" training course run by Adoc Métis

Du 12 au 20 octobre 2023

Thesis directors from the two cohorts will take part in the "Accompagner et encadrer un doctorant-e" training course run by Adoc Métis. The course will take place on the Marne-la-Vallée campus on October 12 and 13 and October 19 and 20, 2023.

The doctorate has undergone profound changes in recent years, with changes in the missions of doctoral schools, the role of supervisors and the expectations of doctoral students. The aim today is twofold: to guarantee the training of top-level researchers, and to make doctoral students aware of the wealth of skills acquired through the practice of research. A growing number of doctoral students need to be supported in their acquisition of scientific autonomy, methodological rigor and discipline-specific techniques.

There is a need to understand doctoral student's development of skills and help them become aware of these skills by : 
✓ Help doctoral students reflect on their professional professional project
✓ Conveying the values of academic research
✓ Motivating and re-motivating doctoral students
✓ Plan the evolution of collaboration modalities between supervisor and doctoral student

Thanks to theoretical input; role-playing; reflective practice reflective practice; study of participants' personal cases ; synthetic tool cards, thesis supervisors will explore 3 modules over two days:


  • Managing a doctoral project
  • Defining a research project
  • Encouraging doctoral students to become autonomous
  • Setting objectives
  • Using appropriate planning techniques
  • 0to a doctoral project
  • Define information flows within the project team
  • Preventing research project risks


  • Doctoral careers
  • Discover and consider career paths
  • careers (local and national)
  • Defining the cross-disciplinary skills of PhDs
  • Discover job search tools and their roles
  • Learn how to build a professional project
  • for a doctorate


  • Managing human relations
  • Position yourself as a supervisor and clearly define
  • the manager's role
  • Motivating and re-motivating
  • Communicating in such a way as to help the
  • through constructive feedback
  • Learn about benevolent communication
  • Understand the phases of the mentoring relationship
  • Equip yourself with the tools you need to manage doctorate

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