The Beautiful Abbey “Disentis”


The Invitation

It is our pleasure to invite you to the October 2019 Doctoral workshop at the famous Kloster Disentis in Switzerland. The Kloster Disentis was founded in (circa) 720 AD and is dedicated to Saint Martin. The Abbey was even visited by Charlemagne in 800 AD when he returned from Rome. You can read more on the Disentis Abbey at the links below:

This year we will be hosting two events at Disentis:

  1. The Doctoral Workshop (During the week)
  2. Certificate Course in Crisis Management. (The Sunday before the Workshop)


The Doctoral Workshop

The workshop is open to all Master and Doctoral students of Monarch. The goal of the Doctoral workshop is for participants to present their research and for the Faculty to critique the research and provide alternative suggestions for improvement. The workshop is an interactive experience filled with a lot of knowledge, networking and friendship.

  • Dates: Monday, October 14th through Friday, October 18th (inclusive)
  • Fee-Early Bird: 975 Euros
  • Fee-After 01-September: 1,150 Euros
  • Accommodation: Included
  • Formal Dinner: Included

During the workshop there will be an excursion by train though the Swiss Alps to a nearby village named “Andermatt”. It is a very beautiful village and the train ride through the Alps is not to be missed. It is a wonderful time to network with your fellow workshop participants and Faculty members.





The Certificate Course In Crisis Management

Candidates wishing to participate in the Professional Certificate in Crisis Management course may do so by arriving at Disentis on Saturday October 12th. The course take place on Sunday, October 13th from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Readings will be made available beforehand for study purposes and there will be a case competition between members of separate groups.

  • Dates: Sunday, October 13th
  • Time: 9 am to 3:30 pm
  • Fee: 350 Euros
  • Certificates Will Be Provided To All Participants


The Faculty Attendees

It is a great time to meet the key faculty members and network with them.

Dr. Henderson

Dr. York

Dr. Volschenk

Dr. Keller

Dr. Qudrat-Ullah

Dr. Clevenger

Dr. Catenazzo

Prof. Lutsenko

Prof. Stewart

Doctoral Workshop in Disentis
12 October to 18 October 2019
Hosted at: Kloster Disentis

Please note that all times are subject to change as the date of the events approach.

You may download a pdf copy of the timetable/schedule by Clicking Here.

Professional Certificate in Crisis Leadership

Saturday, 12-October-2019

Arrival at leisure for Professional Certificate in Crisis Leadership

Sunday, 13-October-2019

9:00-10:30 Introduction and Lecturing on Crisis Leadership/Management
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-13:00 Case Study – Lakeview Mews Intro, Video and Discussion
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Case Study – Lakeview Mews Group Presentations

Doctoral Workshop

Sunday, 13-October-2019

Arrival at leisure for other Doctoral Candidates for Workshop
18:00-18:30 Workshop: Welcome / Orientation
18:30-19:00 1. Workshop Group leaders meet with group members, 2. Assignment of Case Study Groups and Case Study Handout

Monday, 14-October-2019

8:30-10:30 Introduction – Dr. Henderson PhD Essentials
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-13:00 Student Presentations (3/3)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Student Presentations (2/5)
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45-17:30 Student Presentations (2/7)
19:00-20:00 & 20:30-21:30 Official Doctoral Defense 1 & 2 (Room 1)
19:00-20:00 & 20:30-21:30 Official Doctoral Defense 3 & 4 (Room 2)

Tuesday, 15-October-2019

8:30-10:30 Student Presentations (3/10)
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Student Presentations (3/13)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Student Presentations (3/17)
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45-17:00 Student Presentations (2/19)
19:00-21:00 Alumni Dinner – Kloster Disentis

Wednesday, 16-October-2019

8:30-10:30 Case Study discussion
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:45 Student Presentations of Case Study- 15 minutes each & Award
13:14-14:22 Train trip through the Alps from Disentis to Andermatt (own cost)
14:22-16:00 Leisure time and drink in Andermatt
16:28-17:39 Train trip through the Alps from Andermatt to Disentis (own cost)

Thursday, 17-October-2019

8:30-10:30 Student Presentations (3/22)
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Student Presentations (3/25)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 & 15:30 – 16:30 Official Doctoral Defense 5 & 6 (Room 1)
15:30-16:30 & 15:30 – 16:30 Official Doctoral Defense 7 & 8 (Room 2)

Friday, 18-October-2019

9:00-10:00 Preparation for graduation
10:00-10:30 Pre-graduation photo opportunity
10:30-12:00 Graduation ceremony
• Workshop Certificates for doctoral candidates
• Professional Certificates in Crisis Leadership
• Professional doctorates
• Ph.D. graduates
12:30-14:00 Conclusion and Lunch
14:00 Closing of Workshop

The View From Behind Disentis

Inside A Disentis Study Room

View of The Alps From The Study Rooms

Some Beautiful Stained Glass Windows

A Typical Class Room

Inside The Library At Disentis

The Grand Hall

One Of The Meeting Rooms

The Dining Facility

One Of The Residence Buildings

The View From The Front Of The Main Building


Please use the form below to record your interest in attending the Oct-2019 Workshop in Switzerland at Kloster Disentis. The registration is not complete until the school receives the workshop fees. Fees can be paid by Paypal or forwarded by Wire Transfer.