Managing Conflict with Your Dissertation Chair

Learn ways to manage conflicts with your dissertation chair and committee.

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About this Webinar


The dissertation phase of a candidate’s journey to earning a doctorate is exhilarating, fun, and rewarding. However, the path to a successful dissertation defense can also be strewn with obstacles, especially when conflicts occur between candidates and their chairs. In part, conflicts can result from inconsistent expectations, lack of communication, or disagreements among committee members.

This webinar presents ideas to help doctoral candidates productively manage these conflicts so they can focus their attention on their goals of conducting meaningful research.

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Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Faculty, Graduate Students

Organizational Subscription Price: $300 per year/per site or included as part of the $1,000 annual subscription to our All Access Webinar Package
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Managing Conflict with Your Dissertation Chair

Presented by: LaVena Wilkin, PhD – Sullivan University

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the roles, responsibilities, and expectations from the dissertation committee members and chair for the candidate
  • Communicate respectfully, even when emotions are high
  • Be assertive without being aggressive

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20384 (English)


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