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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the prerequisites for this program?
Interpersonal Dynamics is open to anyone interested in professional development. It is ideal for those who work in a team setting and are looking to advance their leadership skills and learn more about influencing the people around them. There is no minimum number of years a Interpersonal Dynamics participant must have worked, and an undergraduate degree is not required.

How do I know I’ll benefit from this program?
Interpersonal Dynamics allows you to network and share ideas with individuals from a variety of professions. You will be introduced to many tools and techniques that you can apply immediately when you return to work. This two-day program packs a lot of skills and knowledge into a short time period. This course is taught by Dr. Ben Dunford, who is a recognized professor at the Masters and Executive levels and consultant with firms from a variety of industries.

Can I take this program online?
Interpersonal Dynamics is hosted on Purdue's West Lafayette campus. We believe there are great benefits to gathering with fellow professionals and learning together in a classroom setting. 
What is included in the program fee?

  • Instruction from top faculty
  • Class materials
  • Lunch each day
  • Campus parking pass

What is not included?

Lodging is not included in the program fee. Participants can reserve rooms at a nearby hotel. Lodging options closest to campus include:

What will I learn/gain from taking this program?
The goals of the program are to:

  • Introduce tools that will help you improve the functioning of the teams that you lead and work in.
  • Raise the trajectory of your career by learning how to overcome team member differences and toxic behavior.
  • Learn how to effectively influence your peers, your direct reports, and your managers.

How can I find out more?
For more help in deciding if Interpersonal Dynamics is right for you, reach out to Associate Director of Recruiting Brian Grimes at 765-494-1554 or