Emerging Leaders in Psychology Academy Webinar Series

Description

APA’s new Emerging Leaders in Psychology Academy is designed to give psychologists at every career stage the skills it takes to successfully transition into a leadership role.

Based in psychological science and real-world examples, this innovative coursework provides motivated individuals like you with the experience and ability to take on leadership positions. 

Individual webinars are available for purchase as well as on-demand versions of past webinars. This series runs through June 19, 2019.

APA member: $20 | Nonmember: $35
(For APA members, discount is applied at checkout)

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Workshops

Building Strong Leaders From the Ground Up

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online and/or over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Leadership development is an important competency for emerging and existing psychologists who may seek to obtain new or greater positions of responsibility in their work and/or community settings. In this course, the presenter will define leadership and identify the qualities of effective leaders and help participants identify their own leadership styles leadership types as they apply to different situations. The concept of lifelong leadership development with be discussed, as well so that participants are able to set realistic and attainable goals for themselves in relation to short- and long-term leadership goals.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss at least three popular leadership qualities.  
  2. Identify your leadership style.
  3. List at least three personal goals for long-term leadership growth

Presenter

Sandra Shullman, PhD
  • Executive Development Group

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Moral Management and Ethical Leadership

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

In this course the presenter will describe what ethical leadership looks like in educational and organizational settings, and outline common ethical pitfalls for new leaders, drawn from the literature and other sources. The presenter also will offer participants multiple ethical frameworks in which emerging leaders can view their responsibility to others that can be useful for informing their decision making and consultation practices.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Define ethical leadership.
  2. Identify at least three common ethical pitfalls for leaders.

 

 

Presenter

Mary Brabeck, PhD
  • NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

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Steps Towards Your Own Leadership Goals

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online and/or over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

In this course the presenter will describe a framework for evaluating appropriate and measurable leadership goals across the many stages of a participant’s career. The presenter will also outline practical steps that participants can take to begin reaching these goals in their own contexts. Finally, the presenter will share with participants research-based strategies to manage multiple goals and life roles. An emphasis on effective self-care strategies will underlie this third component.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. List realistic, attainable goals for your career stage.
  2. Discuss the skills needed to balance your personal and professional demands.

 

 

Presenter

Helen L. Coons, PhD
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine

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Confident, Connected & Credentialed

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Drawing from the literature, the presenter will identify key skills new leaders often wish they had, including- confidence and assertiveness- and describe promising practices to develop such skills. The presenter will also provide an in-depth exploration of the phenomenon of the Imposter Syndrome, giving participants strategies to navigate challenges to one’s perceived credibility that may arise in part from ageism. Finally, the presenter will describe credentialing in the fields of psychology and leadership, offering information to help participants discern how to appropriately pursue such credentials and experiences in their chosen career pathways.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss common leadership strengths and challenges faced by new leaders.    
  2. Describe two ways to navigate circumstances that challenge your credibility.
  3. Identify what professional experiences and credentials may be necessary in your career.

 

 

Presenter

Lindsey Buckman, PsyD
  • Buckman Psychological Consultants

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Making and Taking Space for Diverse Leaders

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

This course describes why diversity and inclusion are important for emerging leaders and offer examples of roles that these features have in workplace decision-making. Challenges and opportunities that come with being a leader as a member of one or more minority groups will be also be explored, and the presenter will share research-based tenets of being an effective leader across diverse groups.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the roles that diversity and inclusion have in the workplace and decision-making processes.
  2. Describe at least one challenge and one opportunity that often accompanies being a leader of a minority group.

 

 

Presenter

Erlanger Turner, PhD
  • Turner Psychological and Consulting Services

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Leadership in The Field and in Your Backyard

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

In this course the co-presenters will first describe the array of leadership opportunities available to individuals in psychology, providing a range of examples. They will also explore research-supported competencies that emerging leaders in psychology need in order to serve and engage in local or global community contexts, and introduce these competencies within the framework of being an APA Citizen-Psychologist. Finally, the co-presenters will describe how participants can translate their skills and knowledge into effective advocacy in political and nonprofit/board settings.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe leadership opportunities in the field of psychology.
  2. Discuss what qualities are necessary to be a leader in your community.

 

Presenters

Nicholas Grant, PhD
  • Government Contractor

Candice Hargons, PhD
  • University of Kentucky

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Sound Financial Management

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

In this course, the presenter will begin by orienting participants to the common components of an organizational budget and describe how to prepare and manage a budget in line with a strategic plan. Next, the presenter will offer research- and industry-supported strategies to manage challenging events, such as budget cuts and program cutbacks. Finally, the presenter will describe situations when consultation from, and collaboration with, financial experts may be advantageous for leaders with budget-making authority.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss how to manage a workplace budget.
  2. Identify when it's time for expert financial consultation.

 

 

Presenters

Michelle Laino
  • American Psychological Association

Nancy Piña, CPA
  • American Psychological Association

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Nothing is Going to Stop You Now

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

In this course, the co-presenters will discuss principles of negotiation as it applies to situations regarding positions, salaries, and acquiring resources. They will begin by describing strategies that are routinely used by psychologists to help ensure successful negotiations and will share with participants the important resources that are both helpful and necessary to successfully prepare for any negotiation. Finally, the program will address how to use mentoring relationships to become a better negotiator and to support oneself during the negotiation process.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. List at least three effective strategies for negotiating position, salary, and resources.
  2. Describe how to access information about comparable salaries.

 

 

Presenters

Kathleen S. Brown, PhD
  • Independent Consultant

Zeeshan Butt, PhD
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Teamwork and New Collaborative Models of Leadership

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

This program describes new models of distributed leadership that have demonstrated success in interprofessional teams. Participants will learn skills to facilitate effective, evidence-based teamwork. The presenter will describe theories of intentional leadership and followership, highlighting how an adaptable style offers great opportunity for emerging leaders in psychology.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify at least two elements of effective teamwork.
  2. Discuss the rationale and implementation of a distributed leadership model.
  3. Describe the value of followership.

 

 

Presenter

Susan H. McDaniel, PhD, ABPP
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine

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Leading and Transforming an Organization

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

In this course the co-presenters will define the concept and principles of organization transformation and describe the role that psychologists have in such transformation.  They will also address how to assess, lead and manage shifts that are necessary to bring an organization through challenges and into a new future. Finally, participants will learn specific planning and implementation steps supported by best practices and the scientific literature to increase success in organization change.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss how to identity the needs and strategic priorities of an organization that lead to transformation.
  2. List planning and implementation steps to increase probability of success in organisation change.

 

 

Presenters

Gregory Pennington, PhD
  • Pennpoint Consulting Group

Catherine Hambley, PhD
  • Executive Coach and Organizational Consultant

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