Mentoring and Feedback for Doctoral Students — Registration Open for the 2017 Doctoral Consortium!

Do you know a graduate student at the midway point of the PhD who could benefit from career and research advice from leading conflict management scholars? The Conflict Management Division’s Doctoral Consortium is an excellent opportunity for grad students to receive mentoring, engage in collaborative discussions with students at a similar career stage, and hone their research ideas in a friendly environment. Unlike most divisions, CM does not require that students have already defended their dissertation proposals (only be post-comps) so it is an opportunity for earlier mentoring and feedback than is possible for other consortia. Please see session details below.

If you know of a grad student who could benefit from this session, please share this opportunity and either nominate him/her or encourage a self-nomination. It will be a great learning opportunity!

Best Regards,
Jana Raver, 2017 CM PDW Chair

Conflict Management Division Doctoral Consortium

Saturday, August 5 from 8:30-3:30 in Hyatt Regency’s Hanover Hall G

SESSION DESCRIPTION: The goal of this doctoral consortium is to help upper-level PhD students who are interested in topics related to conflict management develop successful academic careers. In this session, leading CM scholars will share their insights on the ways in which they have launched strong research programs, maintained productivity, and overcome the challenges of publishing. In addition, the panelists will share personal strategies with regard to career transitions, managing competing priorities, and avoiding possible pitfalls. The format of this session includes presentations from successful CM scholars as well as small group breakout sessions, one-on-one meeting time, and networking opportunities to work closely with leaders in this field. Participating faculty include Laurie Barclay (Wilfred Laurier University), Kristin Behfar (University of Virginia), Ryan Fehr (University of Washington), Michael Gross (Colorado State University), Nir Halevy (Stanford University), Astrid Homan (University of Amsterdam), Randall Peterson (London Business School), and Thomas Tripp (Washington State University).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  To register, candidates will ideally be nominated by a faculty member but self-nominations will also be accepted. Attendees must not have attended a previous CM doctoral consortium. Candidates should have finished approximately two years of their PhD program and have finished comprehensive exams (if applicable). They do not need to have completed their dissertation proposal–only to have chosen a specialization area. Nominations should be submitted along with a brief statement of the candidate’s research interests to the Doctoral Consortium organizer and PDW Chair Jana Raver ( by July 31st.

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