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Society of Consulting Psychology
2016 Consulting Psychology Conference
Session Abstracts

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2016 Conference Workshops

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Thursday, February 4
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Coaching relationships are powerful stimuli to broader and more focused thinking and more inspired actions. Organizations limiting their use of coaching to a single modality seldom see the effects they’re hoping. Organizations involving the full range of coaching modalities (mentoring, peer coaching, team coaching) can leverage the social power of these relationships for rapid enterprise adaptation to changing environments. Participants will learn to help clients apply the most cost effective coaching solutions to unique developmental and performance needs.

Presenters:      Douglas Riddle, Ph.D. & Candice Frankovelgia, Ph.D. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe at least three of the benefits and limitations of various coaching modalities in organizational settings.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to recognize at least three political, financial, strategic, cultural, or other practical elements involved in designing a comprehensive coaching strategy.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to develop consulting approaches that emphasize equipping internal staff for greater effectiveness in delivering systems.
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to propose integrated systems that maximize the returns on client investments.

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Financial Acumen for Psychologists

To thrive in today’s world as a consulting psychologist, the knowledge and language of business are valuable tools in creating confidence and credibility with clients and when calling on prospective clients. This workshop will benefit those who wish to enhance their understanding of business principles, business terms, and where and how to obtain business information.

Presenters:      Richard Downen, M.S. & Carolyn Humphrey, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to utilize business acumen when working with clients.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to prepare for client prospect meetings with one hour or less of preparation.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to demonstrate at least 2 ways to interact with clients in discussions about the clients business.
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe the primary elements of financial reporting, where to find them and what they mean
  5. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to list at least three fundamental way businesses make money and grow profitably

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Complex Ecological Systems

Coaches and consultants all have at least an implicit conceptual foundation for the work that they do with clients. This workshop will provide affirmative historical and scientific anchors for an integrated approach based on complex ecological systems and the development of human expertise. An extended case study, presentation of essential ideas, and set of tools will be used to assist participants in clarifying their approaches to applied psychological practice.

Presenter:       Richard Kilburg, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to identify three steps to developing better conceptual clarity to support their practices in consultation and coaching.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to create a succinct statement that describes their approach to the applied practice of psychology
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe at least two frameworks that will help them clarify the implicit choices they have made in structuring their current business and professional lives.
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will have stated that they had the opportunity to practice with a set of tools designed to help them better shape their decisions about what they do with clients and their enterprises.

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Thursday, February 4
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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In 2001, a small number of psychologists who worked for military units were confronted with a challenge for which they had received limited formal training – that of consultation to military detention and interrogation operations during wartime. But, that changed rapidly as this group of psychologists developed venues for peer consultation and collaborated to develop informal, then formal, guidelines for their activities. This informational workshop presents a factual accounting of the actions taken by a group of military psychologists to address ethical and operational issues and the factual results of those efforts that guide behavior in such settings today.

Presenters:      Carroll H Greene III, Ph.D., ABPP & L. Morgan Banks, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to outline the progression of the legal, policy, ethical, and training environment concerning the use of psychologists supporting interrogation operations.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe at least three of the challenges faced by Operational Psychologists as they deployed into combat areas and began to provide consultation to the detention/interrogation mission.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to explain how the legal and policy environment affected detention and interrogation operations that existed within DoD from 2001 until the present, with particular attention to the activities of operational psychologists in this environment.
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to summarize the ethical guideline development that occurred within DoD and APA on the use of psychologists in this emerging consultation application.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Building a Global Consulting Practice

This workshop will help consulting psychologists turn a dream of building a thriving global consulting practice into a reality. The presenters, all with substantial international consulting experience, will provide a structure for helping participants (1) evaluate and refine their current consulting offerings, (2) develop a business plan, including marketing strategy, and (3) build a peer consulting network to support and promote the development of an international practice following the workshop. Participants must currently have consulting services/products that they want to sell globally and must be interested in and willing to work in small peer consulting teams to develop a personal business plan for developing a thriving global practice.

Presenters:      Skipton Leonard, Ph.D., John Fulkerson, Ph.D, Randy White, Ph.D., Arthur Freedman, Ph.D., & Sandra Foster, Ph.D. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe a process for assessing the potential of their current services and products in a global market to the benefit of clients
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to develop a business plan for developing a global practice to the benefit of clients
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to use at least two mental models provided in building a global practice to the benefit of clients
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to develop a mutually supportive peer-consulting group

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Exploring the Art of Consulting Through Improv

Increasingly organizations are emphasizing collaboration, creativity and teamwork. As consulting psychologists, we are frequently called upon to work “in the moment” during uncertain or ambiguous times. Techniques from improvisational comedy will be employed to provide an alternative lens for examining our work with organizations. Attendees will participate in a series of short-form Improv exercises including: “Yes, And, Shift Left, Detective, and assorted back line exercises. Debriefs of exercises will focus on the implications and applications of these tools as they relate to the process of consulting to teams, leaders and organizations.

Presenter:       Steve Gravenkemper, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to apply the short form Improve exercises of “Yes, And” principles to their work with organizations.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to explain the importance of the back line metaphor to team building and consulting with organizations.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to demonstrate at least one warm-up exercise that can be applied to their consulting work.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Integrating a Brain Science with Leadership Development

Learn the latest that neuroscience has to offer as it applies to your work with leaders. We will translate brain science into practical leadership development skills and processes. This workshop provides the hard science that underpins the delivery of what is traditionally considered “soft skills”.

Presenters:      Catherine Hambley, Ph.D., Dan Radecki, Ph.D. & Phil Dixon, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe at least two applications of brain science to leadership development
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to list at least three ways brain science informs our coaching and development work with leaders
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe how to use the “SAFETY model” to working with others.
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to apply at least three strategies to minimize threat and maximize reward when working with others

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Sunday, February 7
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Surviving and Thriving in a Deadly World: Leadership Lessons from Game of Thrones

Coaching and consulting psychology presumes the benefits of transformative leadership and the effectiveness of authentic leadership. At the same time, many high-performing executives suggest the reality may be more complex. The popular HBO series, “Game of Thrones,” challenges these beliefs and raises important questions about leadership. The workshop will use clips of “The CEOs of Westeros” to question.

Presenters:      Bill Berman, Ph.D., ABPP & Carol Kauffman, Ph.D., ABPP, PCC

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to identify at least three key components of failed leadership
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to articulate, more effectively, the role of aggression, dominance and fear in leadership.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to balance the contribution of transformational and transactional leadership in truly effective business (and popular) leaders.
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to recognize and list at least one of their assumptions and one of their beliefs about leadership in high stakes contexts.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Ethical Principles for Business Consulting Psychologists: Key “Thrival” Tool

This workshop focuses on the complex ethical environments of today’s world in business consulting, contrasting and drawing from two different professional Codes of Ethics (of APA and the Institute of Management Consultants). Participants will consider, among other things, (a) the range of industry, cultural and professional ethical practices and norms that a consultant must understand and navigate effectively; and (b) how expert knowledge and application of ethical principles is a value-adding benefit for clients, and thereby a key “thrival” tool for consultants.

Presenter:       Mark Haas, M.A.; Vicki V. Vandaveer, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to list at least three differences between APA’s and IMC’s codes of ethics. *
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to discuss at least three actions consultants can take to better perceive/respond to challenging ethical issues related to confidentiality and technology, including ways to prevent the occurrence of or mitigate damage resulting from breaches of confidentiality. *
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to explain at least three ways in which the use of APA’s Code of Ethics can benefit a consulting psychologist’s organizational clients. *

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2016 Conference Concurrent Sessions

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Friday, February 5: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Influence, Collaboration, and Development Strategies for Leaders in Today’s High Demand Environments

This concurrent session explores leader influence, communication, collaboration, and development in three different organizational cultures; civilian corporate businesses, US Marine Corps Special Forces, and the US Government.  Strategies shared will include practices for establishing and maintaining partnerships that are key to mission/business success, assessing and maintaining resilience before and after difficult missions, how to assess and coach leaders in these settings, and the application of hardness, and well-being for leaders in stressful environments. 

Presenters:      Steve Bowles, Ph.D., ABPP, Karen Y. Wilson-Starks, Ph.D., Carroll H. Greene, Ph.D., ABPP & Paul T. Bartone, Ph.D.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to apply at least two techniques to identify internal and external stakeholders and develop a plan to be a source of influence when working with them.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to identify the top three impediments to collaborative partnerships and describe strategies for addressing these impasse.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to list and describe at least four leadership tactics and strategies used to meet organizational productivity challenges in this environment.
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to recognize at least three well-being strategies for leaders.
  5. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to summarize at least two leader actions and policies that increase resilience in organizations.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Utilizing Change Models to Enhance Your Coaching Practice

Coaching, at its most fundamental level is about change in human behaviors or attitudes. While many human change models exist there is little application of these models in the field of coaching. This session will bring awareness of these models to coaching psychologists through both a temporal and spatial lens in order to enhance the facilitation of change with clients and will illustrate how the models can be applied in practice.

Presenter:       Joel DiGirolamo, M.S.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to apply one or more psychological change models in their practice to assist in determining client coachability and progress
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to Integrate one or more change assessments into their coaching practice in order to provide insights into the client’s ability to change.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to apply two or more concepts of human behavioral and attitudinal change in their coaching practice

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Breaking into Consulting

In the annual tradition of the Breaking into Consulting session, presenters will engage attendees in a discussion on effective strategies to gain experience, to capitalize on personal and professional networks and to engage potential employers. Presenters will share their wide variety of experiences, however these will be kept to a minimum to ensure time for rich discussion and Q&A. Participants will be provided with practical tips on how to further their professional development and move toward breaking into a consulting role.

Presenters:      Melanie Kinser, Ph.D., Alok Sawhney, Psy.D., M.B.A., & Greg Pennington, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to summarize two or more concrete and specific ways to gain experience in the field of consulting psychology.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to explain specific challenges that students and emerging professionals may face when attempting to work in consulting.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to employ two or more strategies for individuals to brand themselves and their business so that they can attract potential clients or secure a role with an organization.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Learning Agility: Fads, Challenges and New Directions

While there is growing recognition of the importance of “learning agility”, there is significant confusion in the literature and in consulting practice on what it is and how it can be measured. This session reviews the current state of “learning agility”, core challenges, definitional problems, learning components and new directions. We will present a new model of learning agility and outline what organizations can do to support learning agility and accelerate learning by leaders.

Presenters:      Rob Silzer, Ph.D., Rafi Prager, M.Phi, ABD & Veronica Harvey, Ph.D. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to summarize the current problems and challenges related to Learning Agility
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe Learning Agility and identify three of the key components
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to identify two organizational characteristics and practices that influence an individual’s ability to learn
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to identify a new Integrated Model of Learning and new measurement approaches
  5. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to outline what is needed to validate the learning agility construct to make it more useful to organizations

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Friday, February 5
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Leadership Potential: Leading Edge Thinking and Application in Organizations

The identification, assessment and development of future leadership potential are among the most critical talent management strategies in organizations. Done well they can provide a competitive advantage for an organization and ensure a robust leadership pipeline for future business success. This session led by leading experts in the field, will provide cutting edge thinking on potential, how it should be conceptualized and measured, and a discussion of world class applications.

Presenters:      Allan H. Church, Ph.D., Rob Silzer, PhD, Christopher T. Rololo, Ph.D., Rebecca Levine, Ph.D. & Nicole M. Ginther, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe at least 2 key elements of a new integrative model of Leadership Potential
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to demonstrate at least 3 methods to contribute to the measurement and development of human potential
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to compare and contrast  different types of measures and constructs of potential
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to critique the design of at least two existing and new development programs in Organizations

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Strategic Talent Management: Balancing the Decision Making and Development Agendas

As the war for talent continues to intensify, practitioners will be expected to not simply provide selection or development consulting services but instead deliver comprehensive, integrated solutions that build the succession pipeline to meet future business needs. Through interactive presentations with a panel of internal and external practitioners from different industries, this session will offer conceptual anchoring and practical takeaways for consulting psychologists navigating the converging fields of leadership development and talent management.

Presenters: Alyson Margulies & Matthew J. Del Giudice (PepsiCo); Renata Viskanta (W.W. Grainger); Jim Hoar (Target); Natilya Adelson (Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation); Jonathan Kirschner & David Yudis (AIIR Consulting)

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to summarize the increasing degree of overlap between talent management (TM) and leadership development (LD) approaches in building leadership capability.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to explain how a diverse mix of consulting psychologists are addressing this intersection in their leader assessment and development practices.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to, identify at least 2  dilemmas and opportunities that arise with co-existing TM and LD/OD agendas.
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able       to, apply at least 2  strategies to more effectively balance TM and LD/OD agendas as an internal or external practitioner.
  5. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to, select 1 or more strategies and applications to utilize with their own businesses or clients.

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Veterans Health Administration National Center for Organization Development’s

Partnership for Advancing Excellence in Leadership Teams was created to meet the unique challenges and demands of leadership teams with new Directors (hospital CEOs). The program offers assessments, structured activities and experiences grounded in the research and tailored to each team. The goal is accelerating relationship development and processes for enhancing effectiveness, and building an enduring, resilient team culture for the healthcare system that optimizes Veteran experience.

Presenters:      Dee Ramsel, Ph.D., Robin Graff-Reed, Ph.D., & Marissa Berman, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe three factors of great leadership teams from the literature review presented.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to identify at least four components of NCOD’s Partnership for Advancing Excellence in Leadership Teams program.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to develop a draft plan for applying a similar model to their own work with leadership teams.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Test, Evaluate, & Improve: An Empirical Investigation into the Role of Feedback Orientation in Executive Assessment & Coaching

A study was conducted to evaluate the role of a feedback-orientation-like construct (Behavioral Feedback Focus) in predicting leadership, performance, and developmental outcomes in a sample of leaders who had undergone executive assessment and coaching at Irving, TX-based Leadership Worth Following, LLC. Results of the study and implications of findings will be discussed.

Presenter:       Aaron D. Friedman, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to recognize conceptual perspectives on differences and similarities in potential to grow (likelihood to develop),feedback orientation/openness to feedback, and coachability.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to evaluate their own experience in working with leaders with various levels of coachability with a novel and empirically-based perspective.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to demonstrate understanding of and approach to evaluating coachability before, during, and after an assessment or coaching intervention.

 

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Friday, February 5
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Evolution of Coaching Practice in Organizations

Coaching is here to stay.  Both the practice and research of coaching has exploded over the past 20 years. The coaching profession is anything but static and will continue to change in dynamic and emergent ways. This session will follow the evolution of coaching, and present a model that traces how organizations have transformed their approach to coaching from ad-hoc engagements to integrated coaching practices. Future directions will be explored.

Presenters:      Alex Pascal, M.S. & Jeremy Stover, Head of Executive Coaching at LinkedIn

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to explain at least two ways in which the use of coaching in organizations has evolved over the past 20 years. *
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to employ a model that classifies the stages of development of an organization’s coaching practice. *
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to list three reasons why it is important to align coaching practice to business strategy. *
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to develop an individual vision of for the future of coaching. *

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Don’t Just Survive Thrive – Depth Leadership Learning for Leaders in Small to Medium Banks and Companies
First County Bank, a small community bank of CT and Desormeaux Leadership Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm located in New York have partnered in the last few years to grow and develop the leaders of the bank. June Walker, SVP of HR and Lyne Desormeaux, CEO of Desormeaux Leadership Consulting, LLC will share the Leadership Retreats program that is helping develop the leaders of FCB.

Presenters:      Lyne Desormeaux, Ph.D. & June Walker

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to list three components of a leadership development program that have been shown to address the needs SVP HR face in small companies
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to name three ways that customized leadership retreats contribute to developing leaders in small groups.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to list three content areas of successful leadership development programs that have been shown to relate in positive client outcomes

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Reinventing Performance Management: Case Studies and Lessons from the Field

Performance management continues to be a hot topic for organizations.  This session will explore the performance management journeys for two well-known organizations (PepsiCo and Deloitte) including the case for change, design elements, and lessons learned.  The session will then address some topics from a consulting perspective related to the use of multi-rater evaluation techniques for performance evaluation.  The presenters will then transition to a panel discussion and field questions from the audience.

Presenter: Allan Church, Ph.D., Michael Monar, Ed.S., & Nathan Sloan, MA

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, I am able to identify at least three key factors to consider when redesigning a traditional performance review approach for a large organization.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, I am able to assess three important risk factors (e.g., compensation, performance, global impact) that are directly tied to a Talent Management professional’s Performance Management decision-making.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, I am able to describe at least three aspects of Performance Management best practices as rooted in current research and practice.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]As The world Turns – Pecha Kucha Presentations to Drive Growth and Development

In this energizing and fast-paced session, you will see seven separate presentations in pecha kucha format (20 slides, 6 mins 40 sec each). Although each presentation stands alone in its focus and value, all of them relate in some manner to our development as consultants and coaches and focus on a deep commitment to learning. From a presentation on millennial leadership to confessions of an emerging executive coach, be prepared for a wild ride. You’ll come out the other side having learned something new.

Presenters:

Globalization of Organizations and its influence on coaching strategies

How do we take what we know about globalization and coaching and apply these principles? An integration of research, practice and theory will occur to discuss globalization of organizations and coaching. We will discuss through research and experience what is happening within our field within coaching and I/O psychology. What are the best practices of virtual coaching? How do we take what we know about globalization and coaching and apply these principles with virtual coaching? A case study will be explored. The main purpose of this roundtable is to integrate research, practice and theory to discuss globalization of organizations and how that applies within coaching. We will examine the nuances of coaching and coaching competencies. The audience will play a role in discussing this important topic. We want to spark discussion through research and experience on what is happening within our field within coaching and I/O psychology.

Presenter: Lori LaCivita, Ph.D.

“I Should Have Known I was in Trouble!”- Confessions of an ever-emerging executive coach

Executive coaching engagements include moments when it is not clear to the coach or the client whether progress is being made. There are three steps to initiate: recognizing the moment of stress, taking action to survive the difficult moment, adjusting your behavior to convert the situation to one of enhanced and sustainable learning for the coach and the client.

Presenter: Greg Pennington, Ph.D.

ROI: An Early Career Professional’s Perspective on Investment in Development

A presentation on the perspective and experiences of an early career professional who has grown personally and professionally as a result of time and mentorship investment of LWF’s officers and executive consultants.

Presenters: Aaron D. Friedman, Ph.D. & Cara Wade, Ph.D. 

The Importance of Incorporating Practical Consulting Experience into University Curriculum

This objective of this presentation is to provide background on the importance of incorporating student-led consulting experience into university curriculum. This presentation seeks to explain the strengths and weaknesses of student-run vertical practicum firms and provide an overview of best practices for implementing these programs. Though participating in these experiences, students will enter professional consulting firms with experience collaborating and mentoring peers on real world projects and interacting with clients in a professional manner.

Presenter: Joshua Palmer, B.A.

22 Cool Rules, Tools, and Little Jewels

Presenter: David Peterson, Ph.D.

Navigating the Waters of Consulting and Parenting

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Saturday, February 6
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Best practices in, and lessons learned from, consulting to teams

In this interactive session, four consulting psychologists will describe how they work with teams, including how they utilize individual and team assessments such as team 360s and culture surveys. We will look at the entire lifecycle of consulting to teams, whether on an episodic basis such as a team offsite, or on a more long term basis, such as during a merger or a change effort. We will present different methodologies and tools for assessing and developing team interactions, commitment, and cohesion. We will compare and contrast approaches that 1) Start from the individual level of analysis and aggregate individual-level data in order to extrapolate to team dynamics (a “bottom up” approach) versus 2) Starting from the vantage point of assessing the team qua team, and then looking at how individuals fit into these larger dynamics (a “top-down” approach). We will also look at the organizational level of analysis, and examine how individual attributes and preferences can predict team and organizational fit.

Presenter:       Natalie Baumgartner, Ph.D., Ben Dattner, Ph.D., Carolyn Humphrey, Ph.D., Dan Fisher, Ph.D., & Laurie Moret, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe at least two ways in which team building offsites are microcasms of overall team dynamics.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to list three common assessment tools that are used for the purposes of team building.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe and avoid at least three team building activities or methodologies that create risks of worsening team challenges instead of improving them.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Entrepreneurial Mindset: Navigating the Complexities of Today’s Business Environment

Entrepreneurial mindset (EM) refers to the traits, motivations, and skills that characterize entrepreneurs. Three elements that may be especially important are Self-Confidence, Optimism, and Persistence “the positivity triad.” Research supports the conclusion that entrepreneurs possess each characteristic to a greater degree than non-entrepreneurs and that these three dimensions are significantly associated with one’s sense of self-efficacy. This session reviews evidence of the importance of these dimensions and reports on recent successful attempts to increase them through direct interventions.

Presenters:      Jennifer Hall, Ph.D. & Mark Davis, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to explain  the importance of the entrepreneurial mindset in today’s ever-changing business environment.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to identify two ways in which entrepreneurs differ from non-entrepreneurs.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe the connection between the “positivity triad” and an individual’s overall sense of self-efficacy.
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe how at least two elements of the entrepreneurial mindset affect their clients’ effectiveness and productivity.
  5. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to discuss at least two new approaches to developing the entrepreneurial mindset in organizations

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Agency of Self in Consulting Psychology

The place of Self in psychological theory has had variable evolutionary levels of importance as a factor in the agency of the consulting practitioner. This experience is subject to the accompanying ethos of the era. Technological developments, rapid change, and our networked society have commandeered the mode of psychological practice such that the self-experience is often ignored in consulting and in the training of graduate students.

Presenters:      Kerry Cronan, M. Psych, Vicki V. Vandaveer, Ph.D., Patrick Perkins, Ph.D., Michelle Downey, Psy.D., Owen Gaasedelen, B.A. & Randall P. White, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to explain 2 ways they would recognize the need to seek a regular review and deeper understanding of the Self as a consulting psychologist
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to identify 2 ways in which the agency of Self in consulting impacts one’s work with clients
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to list 3 skills that can help one develop a more effective Self presence in consulting
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to develop a plan for using Self more mindfully and purposefully in consulting

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Family Owned Business Consultation: A Primer

Family owned businesses are among the most common types of businesses in the world. They are fraught with numerous problems including interpersonal conflict, intergenerational conflict, and thorny succession issues. This session will help orient consultants to the numerous challenges and opportunities in working with these entities. Using a mixture of lecture, case study, and group discussion, common issues and ways to approach them will be discussed.

Presenter:   Mark Sirkin, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to explain how to read and draw a genogram
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to identify the three systems that interact in FOBs
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to recognize at least three sources of intergenerational conflict
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe three ways to address sources of intergenerational conflict
  5. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe three best practices in family business succession

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Saturday, February 6
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Scope of Practice of Executive Coaching: Past, Present, Future

Scope of Practice describes the boundaries in which professionals work within any given field. Executive coaching does not have a defined scope of practice, therefore leaving practitioners to make ethical decisions on their own regarding their practice parameters. This panel discussion will be amongst the society’s senior experts on the historical, present, and future understanding of the scope of practice for executive coaches and the ethical decisions of consideration for both emerging and experienced practitioners.

Presenters:      Taylere Joseph, Ph.D., David Peterson, Ph.D. & Bill Berman, Ph.D., ABPP, Judy Blanton, PhD, ABPP & Carol Kauffman, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe  the considerations of Executive Coaching when it comes to Scope of Practice, from both a past, present and future oriented perspective.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to identify individual ethical and professional guidelines for practicing executive coaching.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to recognize when to refer clients to another professional due to the limitations of their own training and education.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Rethinking the Leadership Gender Agenda

Everyone is talking about the underrepresentation of women in senior leadership. However, popular notions like the female leadership advantage, confidence gaps, and leaning in may be misguided. We will present data from gender audits in six companies that examine both gender bias and real differences in the leadership styles of women and men. The results challenge conventional wisdom in pointing the way to promising new directions for achieving parity.

Presenters:      Rob Kaiser, M.S. & Wanda T. Wallace, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to identify how the popular narrative explaining the lack of women in senior leadership is at least incomplete, and may not be very helpful.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to explain the different scientific methodologies for evaluating gender bias in ratings of performance and behavior
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe  the “silent conspiracy” an unspoken collusion among bosses, HR, and women leaders, that gets them trapped into certain organizational roles that preclude the development of the strategic thinking skills needed to be promoted into senior leadership
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to utilize two or more new strategies and tactics for helping women to navigate male-dominated leadership cultures.
  5. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to demonstrate ways to inform organizations to increase understanding of how to provide the opportunities and experiences women need to develop the strategic leadership skills necessary for senior leadership.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Shifting Team Mindsets with Lego Serious Play

LEGO® Serious Play® is an innovative, experiential process designed to enhance business performance. It is based on the belief that everyone can contribute to the discussion, the decisions and the outcome. Developed and tested over the last 10 years, it is a proven meeting, communication and problem-solving method in which each participant builds his or her own three-dimensional LEGO® model in response to the facilitator’s questions. These 3D models trigger below conscious processes and metaphors that serve as the basis for group discussion, knowledge sharing, problem solving and decision-making. In this session participants will gain a practical experience of its power and utility for consulting with teams and large groups.

Presenter: Ellen L. Moran, Ph.D. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe the LEGO® Serious Play® Method and at least two client applications
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to state that I have had the opportunity to experience the LEGO® Serious Play® Method in practice during the workshop
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to explain the difference between 20-80 team meetings and 100-100 meetings.
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe the at least two core processes of the methodology and at least four application techniques

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Using Infographics as a Means for Disseminating Data to Clients

The use of visuals as a means of communication dates back to ancient civilizations. Today infographics are utilized to communicate thoughts, ideas, and knowledge. This presentation will discuss the aesthetic components of a good infographic, as well as the tools and resources available to create infographics in the workplace.

Presenter: Sean Nufer, Psy.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe the history and evolution of infographics as tools for disseminating information.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to summarize two or more elements of effective design.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to recognize available tools and resources that allow consultants to create effective infographics.

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Sunday, February 7
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Role of the Leader in Creating Flexibility i-deals

Whereas a ‘one-sized-fits-all’ approach to work schedule flexibility may have worked sufficiently well in the past, employees are increasingly looking for work arrangements that are narrowly tailored to meet their specific needs (i.e. idiosyncratic deals or i-deals).  This session answers the essential question of how to structure these individualized arrangements to maximize desired outcomes for the organization and the employee, and to do so in a way that is perceived as fair.  We will use research in social-exchange theory (specifically LMX & TMX), justice, and conflict management, as well as applied case-studies, to educate coaches and consultants on how organizations and leaders can be more proactive and successful in introducing and negotiating flexible work arrangements.

Presenters: Kimberly Burris, Ph.D., Roya Ayman, Ph.D., and Smriti Anand, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to describe at least three ‘flexibility i-deals’ and explain how they differ from traditional approaches to flexible work arrangements.
  2. Participants will be able to employ at least two strategies to identify and work with the key protagonists (e.g. the organization, the leader, the coworker, and the employee) involved in establishing effective flexible work arrangements.
  3. Participants will be able to demonstrate at least one strategy for coaching leaders on how to best establish team norms around flexibility flexible work arrangements.
  4. Participants will be able to demonstrate at least one strategy for coaching leaders on how to improve relationship quality with direct reports.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Running Faster than Our Clients

In an era when many of our clients are innovating at lightning speed (or would like to), consulting psychologists cannot afford to look and act ¿20th Century.¿ To provide top value to our clients, consultants must be fearless in their openness to and pursuit of new ideas and approaches. This session will provide consultants with a model of innovation they can apply to their own work to increase their agility, creativity, responsiveness, and rigor.

Presenter:       Gail Golden, Ph.D., MBA

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe at least three key hallmarks of a simple, business-oriented model of innovation intended to benefit clients
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to identify and describe how they would utilize two sources of innovative ideas in order to increase one’s consulting agility, creativity, responsiveness, or rigor.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe at least one way in which they could evaluate and adjust their consulting psychology brand to reflect innovative contributions that would allow them to better meet their clients’ needs.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Coaching Supervision and Mentor Coaching, Part I

The purpose of the first of this two-part session is to introduce participants to the similarities and differences between Coaching Supervision and Mentor Coaching according to the International Coach Federation. The ICF coaching competency model will be presented and applied in a feedback session that will be presented in a life or video format. Participants will have the opportunity to experience coaching supervision with a colleague, as well as the opportunity to observe a model of mentor coaching competencies, in action. *

Presenters:      Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe at least three key components of the International Coach Federation Coaching Competencies Model. *
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to have said that they had an opportunity to experience coaching supervision in an exercise with a colleague. *
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to explain and say that they have observed, in action, a model of mentor coaching competencies developed by the Goldvarg Consulting Group. *

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Sunday, February 7
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Healthcare Leadership: Lessons of Experience

Healthcare leadership now requires skills of leading networks and working within networks of leaders. These complex multi-constituent organizations require unique skills of negotiation, facilitation of competing agendas, and adaptation to new financial, structural, cultural, and leadership realities. Facilitators’ experience with major healthcare systems from across the U.S. will provide the foundation for a challenging session on multi-level consulting with complex dynamic organizations.

Presenters:      Douglas Riddle, Ph.D., Candice Frankovelgia, Ph.D., Maggie Sass, Ph.D. & Chuck Ainsworth, Ph.D. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, I am able to identify one or more significant organizational boundaries affecting change in healthcare delivery.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, I am able to explain at least three reasons why psychological interventions are important to facilitating dialogue among groups with differing agendas in order to serve patient needs.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to develop a discovery process for healthcare consulting that addresses at least 3 key the issues and opportunities available within the system.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Coaching Supervision and Mentor Coaching, Part II

The purpose of this session is to further explore similarities and differences between Coaching Supervision and Mentor Coaching according to the International Coach Federation. Participants learn why coaching supervision is important to their work as coaches. Finally, they will also have the opportunity to experience coaching supervision in an exercise applying the Hawkins’ Coaching Supervision Seven Eyed Model. *

Presenters:      Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. After having attended this session, participants will be able to state that they have been able to practice coaching supervision with a colleague. *
  2. After having attended this session, participants will be able to list at least three key reasons for clients to look for coaching supervision. *
  3. After having attended this session, participants will be able to recite at least three elements of P. Hawkings’ Seven Eyes Model for Coaching Supervision. *
  4. After having attended this session, participants will be able to list at least three similarities and differences between Coaching Supervision and Mentor Coaching, according to the International Coach Federation. *

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Uncommon Coaching

This session is designed to present a definition and the fundamentals of uncommon coaching, focusing on coaching to impact “growth” as opposed to “change.” The premise is based on helping leaders become who they intend to be while re-defining the role of coach, the coach’s impact and the impact on the coachee within the appropriate context.

Presenters:      A. Dale Thompson, Ph.D. & Joe Mosher, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to explain what uncommon coaching is.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to apply two new coaching paradigms with their coaching clients.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to better facilitate growth in their coaching clients.
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to immediately utilize three new skills or techniques with their coaching clients.

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2016 Keynotes

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Friday, February 5
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty: Thriving in the Age of Turbulence
Yogi Berra was right, the future ain’t what it used to be, especially in the world of work. The charge of Millennials is reshaping the talent pool and our way of working. New technologies make it easier to find and connect people and ideas faster than ever before. Project-based work is upending hierarchies and conventional innovation practices. In this enlightening and engaging talk, Cecily explores the forces remaking our world, and the practical skills and sensibilities leaders need to thrive in an age of turbulence.

Cecily Sommers
Cecily Sommers speaks, writes, and consults on emerging trends, markets, and technologies shaping our future. She is the author of Think Like a Futurist: Know What Changes, What Doesn’t, and What’s Next and the founder of the Push Institute, a think tank that tracks global trends and their implications for business and society over the next 5-10-25-50 years.

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to employ at least 2 new ways to manage and grow leaders.
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to demonstrate at least 2 techniques to address uncertainty.
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe at least 3 ways to locate non-obvious career, market and innovation opportunities.

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Saturday, February 6
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Neuroscience of Resilience…How to Build a Better Brain
This session will explore the ways in which stress can negatively impact the brain and discuss how we may be able to manage this impact in an ever-increasingly hectic world by enhancing our resilience.  We will first review some of the basic organizing principles of the brain, to understand how and why our behavior, and hence leadership abilities, are susceptible to the impact of stress.  We will then look at neuroscience research which suggests that there are tangible ways in which we can mitigate the negative impact of stress on our brain.  With this understanding of how we can manage our own brain resilience, we can then lead others in becoming more resilient, effective and productive.

Dan Radecki
Dan Radecki is the Chief Scientific Officer at the Academy of Brain-based Leadership (ABL), which offers a scientifically validated, brain-based approach for future-oriented leaders and organizations interested in optimizing their performance, relationships and health. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to recognize at least three ways in which stress can negatively impact the brain
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to summarize at least three basic organizing principles of the brain
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to utilize at least 2 strategies to manage resilience
  4. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to explain how managing their own brain resilience could help clients to become more resilient, effective and productive

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Saturday, February 6
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Performing Your Way to Growth
Whether you’re navigating your way on a new team, expanding your leadership role, or just trying to get heard in a meeting, you’re facing the kind of workplace challenge we all run into sooner or later: you need a new performance. And the good news, Cathy Salit says, is that even though you might not have been onstage since you played a tree in third grade, you — and all humans — have an innate ability to perform, pretend, and improvise. Tapping into this ability is key to learning and growing in new, exciting and profound ways.

In this engaging and interactive presentation, Salit — CEO of Performance of a Lifetime and author of Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work — will share ideas and practices from The Becoming Principle™, an unusual blending of theater, improvisation, and the new science of performative psychology. 

Cathy Rose Salit
The CEO and co-founder of Performance of a Lifetime, has been shaking things up since she was 13. That’s when she began her career by dropping out of eighth grade and helping to start a progressive alternative school in an abandoned storefront in New York City.

Learning Objectives

  1. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to list at least three ways in which they will be able to “build with crap” –– the kind we all have to deal with every day –– in ways that are productive and creative
  2. As a result of attending this CE program, participants will be able to describe how listening like an improviser will transform their conversations and relationships
  3. As a result of attending this CE program, attendees will be able to explain how performing in your everyday life helps you learn, grow, and lead

 

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