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Interpersonal Dynamics

The Daniels School’s Interpersonal Dynamics program will help you navigate your work environment and avoid interpersonal conflict, miscommunication and poor leadership.

Join the next Interpersonal Dynamics professional development program to learn to improve how teams function; bolster your career prospects by learning how to overcome team members’ differences and toxic behavior; and to influence your peers, direct reports and managers, no matter what role you play on your team.

Dates & Registration

 

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Fees

$1,495 per person

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Schedule

Here is a sample Interpersonal Dynamics schedule. Program schedules are subject to change.

Day 1 Day 2

 

Breakfast
8-8:30 a.m.

Registration
8:30-10 a.m.

Interacting with Difficult Team Members
Session 1
8:30-10 a.m.
Break
10-10:30 a.m.
Managing Up
Session 1
10:30 a.m.-noon
Self-Awareness in Teams
Session 2
10:30 a.m.-noon
Lunch
12-1 p.m
Team Decision Making
Session 2
1-2:30 p.m.
Situational Leadership
Session 3
1-2:30 p.m.
Break
2:30-3 p.m.
Leading & Collaborating in Virtual Teams
Session 3
3-4:30 p.m.
Confronting Problems in Relationships
Session 4
3-4:30 p.m.

"I expect to use the models provided in everyday situations. It’s much easier to implement processes when you have a model to follow. I will also share the models with others so there can be discussions across our entire department about managing effectively."

Alyx Guadarrama
Senior IT Support Management
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

Courses

Interpersonal Dynamics is taught by the Daniels School’s Dr. Ben Dunford, an award-winning professor at the master’s and executive education levels who has consulted with firms in industries including healthcare, media, restaurant, aluminum, and telecommunications. Dunford teaches organizational change, leadership, negotiations, employee engagement, compensation, labor and employee relations, healthcare management and strategic human resource management. In this non-degree program, he will cover topics including:

Ben Dunford

Managing Up

How to effectively manage your relationship with your boss to benefit him/her and yourself

Team Decision Making

How to increase the effectiveness of teams in decision making

Leading and Collaborating in Virtual Teams

How to overcome unique challenges associated with being on a team that is not in the same physical location

Interacting with Difficult Team Members

Understanding and applying principles of power to effectively manage relationships with toxic coworkers

Self-Awareness in Teams

How anticipating and understanding your own team members' individual personality differences can help resolve conflict, maximize performance and influence team and project design

Situational Leadership

The How-To's of empowering team members

Confronting Problems in Relationships

How to effectively navigate conflict with coworkers and engage in the contracting process for increased performance

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Brian Grimes

Reach out to Associate Director of Recruiting Brian Grimes at 765-494-1554 or grimes25@purdue.edu with questions about our professional development programs. You can also schedule an online meeting with Brian.

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