Professional Development Seminar Series-Graduate Education - Carnegie Mellon University

Professional Development Seminar Series

This series provides seminars in business, management and communications skills geared to better prepare our graduate students for successful careers in academic, corporate, public and research sectors. The seminars provide graduate students with a practical knowledge of the basic professional skillsets including:

  • Leadership
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching
  • Financial and management roles

Seminars also provide information relevant to developing multiple employment options, adaptable skills, and focused, holistic self-knowledge. Students will be sent a registration link by email.




Ph.D. Student Constructive Conflict Management Series
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 9:00am-1:00pm*
Friday, June 9,2017 at 9:00am-1:00pm*

(*Participants must commit to both sessions)

Presented by Martha Harty, Ph.D. and Ellen J. DeBenedetti, M.Ed.
The investment of your time in this workshop series will enhance your skills and interactions with others for a lifetime!  Be sure to register today at:!  
Wouldn’t life be easier if we didn’t have to deal with other people? Unfortunately, human interaction is inevitable, and therefore, so is conflict. Our world is rich with diversity, and whenever people hold different views, the potential for conflict is ripe. In dealing with employers, advisors, students, colleagues, parents, and other personal relationships, how we respond to conflict can make the difference between productive and destructive outcomes. Fortunately, we can increase our ability to handle conflict constructively by deepening our understanding of conflict dynamics and learning to apply theory to practice. This two-part workshop begins with understanding our individual attitudes and approaches to conflict, explores alternative approaches grounded in conflict theory, and develops practical skills. Be the person who channels conflict in a positive direction, and be more successful in your professional and personal lives: take this workshop!  



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