Peers for Success! Mentoring for Doctoral Candidates

Peers for Success! Mentoring for Doctoral Candidates 11.04.2019 09:00 - 16:00Dahlem Research School, Hittorfstraße 16, Room 004Dr. Enke, Neela
Peers for Success! Mentoring for Doctoral Candidates 29.04.2019 15:00 - 18:00Dahlem Research School, Hittorfstraße 16, Room 004Dr. Enke, Neela


Peer mentoring is a powerful tool for you to stay motivated and to work continuously throughout the different stages of your doctorate. During the first session, an experienced trainer will provide you with all you need to know to work successfully and independently in a team of 4-6 doctoral candidates (= peers) - including different listening and questioning techniques. In your team, you will then meet alone for one session following this structure: you will report on your progress and then ask your team for feedback or input (ideas, methods, advice). Based on the input of your team and your current situation, you will then set a new goal to achieve until the next session. There will be a follow-up-session with your trainer to discuss your experience as a team and to help you get the maximum of support out of your team in the future.
After the three sessions, the team can continue to conduct peer mentoring sessions among themselves, without the supervision of an external trainer.


 The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • How to structure and conduct sessions of peer mentoring based on the success team concept
  • What peer mentoring offers? The importance of asking the right questions in effective peer mentoring
  • Support others: How to listen and ask helpful questions - basic questioning and listening techniques
  • Variation in the process: Different methods for group consultation
  • Working with diversity: group organisation and dynamics
  • Possibilities and limitations of group mentoring


  • short presentations on methods and background
  • individual and group exercises
  • reflective discussions
Please note: Should you not be able to participate, it is absolutely necessary to deregister 14 days before the starting date of the workshop. If you fail to cancel your registration in advance or to attend the event, you will not be allowed to book any events for the next two semesters (including the current one). See also the section FUBright in our Terms and Conditions.
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Dr. Enke, Neela