LAHP Allyship Development programme for supervisors with Lou Chiu
The Allyship for Supervisors programme is open to all LAHP supervisors looking for a space to explore the complexities of allyship in supervision. Focused on particular scenarios, like managing disclosures and epistemic safety, we will look at practical interventions and support for students and colleagues who experience systemic harm.
This programme is led by Lou Chiu, a Culture and Relationships Coach and Consultant specialising in allyship, safer spaces in helping professions, and Existential Coaching. In addition to the scheduled programme, she is also offering support surgeries for supervisors.
The programme is made up of five modules, with an additional two ‘open-door’ sessions. You can book a place on individual modules by completing the online forms available below; a Zoom link will then be sent to you the morning of the session.
Alternatively, you can download all of the sessions and Zoom links via this downloadable calendar. Please note, you will need a Google account for this.
Allyship Development Programme for Supervisors
Induction: Making Sense of Allyship
Thursday 8th February 2024 12:30pm – 1:30pm
In this session, we explore what allyship is, why it is important, and the fundamental principles that guide allyship actions. We build the foundations for deepening our learning by exploring mean-making, identity construction, and understanding how systems of oppression operate and impact everyone.
Building Safer Spaces in Supervision
Tuesday 5th March 2024 9:30am – 10:30am
In this session, we will explore the different components that allow all participants to feel safer to contribute in supervision relationships. We will identify somatic, emotional, epistemic, and factional safety conditions to allow supervisors to feel more equipped to facilitate conversations where students from a range of experiences and abilities can participate more fully.
Thursday 11th April 2024 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Given the nature of supervision relationships, as a supervisor, you may find students feel able to disclose certain aspects or situations with you. This may be about their identities, experiences, or relationship with their research. This session explores how we respond to those types of disclosures that shake or disrupt our own worldviews.
Safer Spaces and Academic Freedom
Wednesday 8th May 2024 9:30am – 10:30am
The conflict between safe spaces and academic freedom continues to be political. In this session, we will review these concepts from the position that they are connected rather than in conflict. We explore how this might emerge in supervision and how it impacts all involved in that supervisory relationship.
Epistemic Injustice in Academia
Tuesday 4th June 2024 1pm – 2pm
Drawing on anti-oppressive and difference-centred research paradigms, we will explore the inequalities within knowledge production and distribution; how we know what we know and why we might not know what we don’t know. Many PhD candidates are drawing on new, lost, or omitted voices in their research. By understanding some of the challenges they face means that supervisors can feel more equipped when big emotions emerge as a result of their research processes, particularly for students from marginalised communities.
Allyship Surgeries for CDA Supervisors
LAHP recognises the additional challenges non-Higher Education Institution based supervisors may encounter in their role. This could be anything from navigating higher education or academic jargon, negotiating several types of professional relationships, and supporting students from underrepresented communities within the field. These surgeries are bookable one-hour sessions where no-Higher Education Institution based supervisors are able to explore their allyships and supervision practices with Lou. These sessions are bookable via this Calendly link: Booking Link
Here is a quote from a previous attendee: ‘I attended the allyship training with Lou Chiu today and quite frankly it was some of the best training I have ever received. Sophisticated, clear and complex work. Quite simply very very good indeed.’
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the sessions!