Faculty Development

Messy desk with crumpled papers, broken pencils, and post-it notes.

What will you do when grad things happen?

Wondering what more you can do as a supervisor to prevent and resolve challenging issues that arise in graduate school? Curious about the most common sources of conflict between advisors and PhD / master’s students?

Learn how to identify key sources of grad school conflict and develop essential dispute resolution / ADR skills in Supervising Conflict: Managing Grad Conflict as Faculty (University of Toronto Press, print & e-book, April 2023), and through online faculty development training: When grad things happen: Conflict management for faculty advisors.

Learn more about the author/trainer.

Book cover: Supervising Conflict: A Guide for Faculty  Heather McGhee Peggs

Supervising Conflict is a must-have reference for new and experienced graduate faculty based on the work of the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre (UofT 2015-2020) featuring:

  • insights from over 900 conflict coaching conversations with faculty, staff and students
  • practical strategies and tips for moving from conflict to opportunity
  • activities and case studies for faculty professional development
First slide of When Grad Things Happen training series, with image of two one way arrow signs spray painted with "my way", the signs are pointing at each other.

This 7 module online professional development course is based on lessons learned from developing and managing a conflict resolution centre for over 20,000 graduate students, staff and faculty. Complete at your own pace and earn a Graduate Conflict Management Certificate of Completion! For more information and to preview the introductory module please visit: https://graduateconflict.thinkific.com .

BOOK PRE-LAUNCH SPECIAL: Use code: prelaunch199 to register for only $199 including tax! Code expires March 31, 2023 (NOTE there is no expiration date for completing the course).