Workshop: Strategies for Promoting a Collegial College

Course ID - CTD0622c 

Short Title: Collegial College    

 Audience    Department Chairs 
Length of Workshop:        14 hours 

The hallmark characteristic of an excellent academic department is collegiality. Collegiality is a habit of mind that makes all of the academic virtues of civility , inquiry , debate , discovery and collaboration possible. Please join us for an intensive two-day seminar with Dr. Robert Cipriano, longtime Academic Department Chair and education researcher , as he helps us understand collegiality and how Department Chairs can learn to promote , improve and sustain collegiality in their departments. Each day will be an engaging and interactive exploration of collegiality, from the role of the Chair in fostering this all-important characteristic to practice with managing the in inevitable conflicts that emerge in every academic setting.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the skills needed to facilitate a Collegial Department and College
  • Utilize communication skills which minimize conflict
  • Manage conflict and difficult people within the Department or College
  • Describe the positive and negative effects of conflict
  • Explain the role of an Academic leader in managing conflict
  • Turn a conflict into a problem to be solved
  • Describe strategies to employ when dealing with difficult faculty and staff
  • Explain what Collegiality is, and what it is not.
  • Explain what the US courts have ruled concerning Collegiality
  • Discuss how Collegiality can be operationalized at MDC through hiring, retention, continuing contract, and promotion
  • Explain the results of where I am on the Collegiality Self-Assessment Matrix


Dates of Workshop

Reference #

Delivery Format

Meeting Days/Time



770848 F2F Monday and Tuesday
8:30am - 3:30pm
Wolfson/3410-5 Robert Cipriano


Registration information
Course ID: CTD0622c  
Course Title: 
Collegial College
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.