Career Center

VPGE Seminar



Setting Expectations and Resolving Conflicts with Your Advisor

Date & Time:   Monday, February 13, 2012
6:00pm - 9:00pm


Given upon registration completion

Sponsored by:  


Stanford University Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Event details:  

VPGE is pleased to offer a workshop for Stanford graduate students on Setting Expectations and Resolving Conflicts with Your Advisor.

The workshop, especially for doctoral students in the early years of their program, addresses the student-faculty advisor relationship. You will learn effective negotiation and communication strategies to resolve conflicts and, better yet, to prevent them from occurring. These skills should help you enhance your productivity and save time. We will learn and practice "interest based strategies" that are designed to find common ground with goals and values, and lead to optimal solutions.

These are effective strategies for for setting expectations, or for resolving problems. These strategies can be used in many arenas and will help throughout your career. Stanford students report that this workshop is very helpful and provides concrete communication techniques.

Developed by the Graduate School at Michigan State University, these interactive workshops make use of video vignettes. Similar workshops have been presented to graduate students at universities around the country for the last decade, including presentations at Stanford in January 2010 (see Michigan State web site).

These workshops have been tailored for Stanford University, and will be led by:

  • Chris Golde, Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education, and
  • Margo Horn, Lecturer, American Studies.

Monday, February 13, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - a light meal will be served at 6pm with the program starting at 6:30pm.

Use a brief online application form to enroll yourself for this workshop and to get additional information.

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