Essential Interpersonal Dynamics Program

 

About EIDP

One of most acclaimed and long-running programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business that students consider life-changing is “Interpersonal Dynamics”, known to many as touchy feely.  It aims to help increase our ability to forge strong relationships with others, to improve emotional intelligence and leadership through better communications with self and others.

Dr. David Bradford, Stanford Graduate School of Business Eugene O'Kelly II Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Leadership and Co-founder of the Interpersonal Dynamics Program, and Leslie Chin, Interpersonal Dynamics faculty member and Lecturer in Management, is collaborating with Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) Executive Director Josh Cheng and Stanford Graduate School of Business China Director Frank Hawke to bring the condensed version of this program, titled “Essential Interpersonal Dynamics”, to SCPKU, opening the first chapter of Touchy Feely in China.

Stanford MBA alumnus Gu Ji will act as Founding Program Director and will lead the Essential Interpersonal Dynamics Program (EIDP) in China. The program is being launched following a 2-year pilot overseen by Leslie Chin in which the program design was adapted to Chinese culture and context. Previous students include founders of listed companies, internet company CEOs, investment executives of large financial companies, noted angel investors, as well as founders of international schools, strategic firm partners, international law firm senior partners and other outstanding individuals. Participants will be awarded a SCPKU certificate issued jointly by David Bradford and Leslie Chin.

EIDP can help entrepreneurs, senior executives, professionals and aspiring individuals to increase their ability to forge strong relationships with others and improve emotional intelligence and leadership through conscious communications with self and others. Key benefits of this program include:

  • Learn practical skills to help understand our emotions and navigate difficult interpersonal situations at work and beyond
  • Assess and develop personal communication style and behavior for better engagement with a wide range of constituents for more effective leadership
  • Practice giving and receiving constructive feedback to strengthen performance and relationships

Given the small group size and interactive nature of the program, successful applicants must commit to staying throughout the program. Interviews are required for admission. Limited budget campus housing reservation provided at a first-come-first-serve basis. For more information, please contact lapli@stanford.edu.

Program Details:

Program duration:     4 days

Venue:                       Stanford Center at Peking University

Language:                 English

Program fee:             RMB 18,600

Program Schedule:

Day 1              17:00 – 21:30 (dinner included, from 17:00 – 17:30)

Day 2              9:00 – 21:00 (lunch & dinner included)

Day 3              9:00 – 21:00 (lunch & dinner included)

Day 4              10:00 – 16:00 (lunch included)

Upcoming Program Dates and Application

Coming soon.

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