Peer Group Supervision Organized by the Supervisors’ Forum

Peer Group supervision events are regularly planned by representatives of the Supervisors’ Forum and announced via the Forum’s mailing list. Interested supervisors can join this list at:

What Peer Group Supervision offers

Peer group supervision is an effective form of leaderless peer group counselling. Participants discuss challenging situations in their professional lives and attempt to find solutions. They also learn about ways of better managing professional problems and reducing stress.

Peer group supervision offers the following benefits:

  • improves the quality of supervision through peer-based feedback on a particular topic or a specific issue
  • provides support in resolving conflicts and difficult problems
  • taps into the potential of the network of supervisors at Forschungszentrum Jülich

How PGS events are structured

This activity is one of the initiatives of the Supervisors' Forum and is meant for the benefit of the Forschungszentrum Juelich supervisors:

  • It is reliant on volunteers. There is no restriction on participation as long as the participant is or acts as a day-to-day supervisor.
  • Each meeting should have enough participants to constitute at least one group (5-8 people).
  • The groups composition should be as heterogeneous as possible. Ideally no two people of the same institute should be part of the same group. This is to allow the participants to be as open as possible in presenting or discussing an issue, and to eliminate any bias.
  • Members of a group must abide by a confidentiality agreement meant to protect the people whose information is shared in the group.

Contact information

For further information about PGS please contact:
Dr. Jürgen Hüpkes (IEK-5,, +49 2461/61-2594)
Prof. Dr. Florian Hausen (IEK-9,, +49 2461/61-4412)

Last Modified: 06.07.2022