UMUC National Leadership Institute Partners with Eckerd College's Center for Conflict Dynamics

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By Kerry O'Neill ( |   October 28, 2009

ADELPHI, MD (Oct. 28, 2009)—UMUC’s National Leadership Institute (NLI) has partnered with the Center for Conflict Dynamics (CCD) at Eckerd College, in St. Petersburg, Fl., making NLI a Washington, D.C., metropolitan area provider of programs and services related to the Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP)® developed by Eckerd.

The CDP is an assessment that deals with conflict behaviors in the workplace and provides a powerful way to improve self-awareness of what triggers conflicts in individuals, as well as how those individuals respond to conflict. Based on identified triggers and responses, the CDP offers practical approaches for improving behaviors that promote more effective conflict resolution.

The alliance between NLI and Eckerd College will ultimately yield a number of conflict management initiatives, including on-site and online CDP certification classes for qualified professionals, on-site and online training programs, conflict coaching services, training products, research and more.

“We are pleased and proud to collaborate with Eckerd College and the Center for Conflict Dynamic,” said Carol Dell’Amore, PhD, director of NLI. “We look forward to making this powerful suite of programs and courses available to leaders across the Washington metropolitan area. Whether area businesses and agencies—and their leaders—need leadership development and conflict resolution or change management, team building or executive coaching, this partnership brings the National Leadership Institute at UMUC one step closer to being your one-stop shop for all your leadership needs.”

“Our Center for Conflict Dynamics seeks collaborative efforts with outstanding partners that help us explore and develop new and effective approaches to addressing conflict in organizations," said Dr. James Deegan, vice president for Special Programs at Eckerd College. “We are very pleased to partner with NLI at UMUC to provide online and on-site CDP certification classes and research-based training programs to help leaders and organizations in the Washington, D.C., area address workplace conflict issues.”