Leadership course 2: Research Management and Supervision

This course focuses on research management and supervision of PhD- and master students.

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The course has two main goals: a) to support you in developing research management and leadership capabilities, and b) to help you develop your knowledge, attitudes, and skills with regard to supervision. The two topics are closely connected because supervision is an important part of research leadership. The course has two modules, each over two days.

The module on research management focuses on the following topics:

  • Understanding leadership in a research context
  • Developing research organizations
  • From strategic management to strategic leadership
  • Culture and personal leadership 
  • Portfolio leadership

The supervision module encompasses the following topics:

  • The supervisor-candidate relationship
  • Giving feed back
  • Supervision in medical academic writing
  • Ethical  aspects and dilemmas
  • Phases in the supervision trajectory
  • Institutional contexts / the PhD Programme

The course provides both theoretical introductions and practical training. Working methods include presentation, case-work, experience-sharing, individual tasks and group discussions.

Expected learning outcomes

  • know how to establish, organize and lead a research team
  • be able to set goals and make plans for the work of the group 
  • be a professional supervisor of research students
  • be aware of your ethical responsibilities, qualifications and limitations as a supervisor.   

The supervision modul counts as a "small modul" in the Foundation programme for academic staff (pedagogisk basiskompetanse) at the University of Oslo. 

Professor Eivind Engebretsen has the academic responsibility for the course.

Course leader of the module on research management is MD PhD Lars Christian Lassen, partner in Mobilize Strategy Consulting.

Course leaders of the supervision module are professor Tone Dyrdal Solbrekke and associate professor Thomas de Lange at the Department of Education, UiO.

Dates and venue

Spring 2017: April 4-5 and May 31-June 1.
Autumn 2017: October 26-27 and December 5-6.

Both course modules will take place at Holmen Fjordhotell. Participants are invited and encouraged to stay at Holmen Fjordhotell during the course. Accommodation and meals are covered by the Faculty of Medicine, UiO.


Signing up for the course, you are committed to attend all four days of the programme.

Registration deadline: 

  • December 15 (spring semester)
  • June 20 (autumn semester).



Published Apr. 28, 2017 4:25 PM - Last modified June 28, 2017 1:50 PM