Staff of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, who provide advisory services to students on a direct or indirect basis, can arrange an appointment with us if, for example, they wish to prepare or analyze a difficult discussion with a student.
Are you worried about a particular student? Did the last discussion with a student get out of hand? Are you uneasy with the feelings that arise when having to tell a student that they have failed their exam?
A counseling session can help you look at and understand the situation in a calm environment before taking action. In a supervision group or a personal coaching session, you can hone your active listening skills and methods of understanding, and learn to maintain some distance. Duly considered feedback from others will enable you to see blind spots, while a coaching session can lead to new ideas and alternative ways of (re-)acting.