Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP

University of Colorado School of Medicine

"Steps Toward Your Own Leadership Goals"

APA’s 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 course sequence and learning community provides motivated individuals like you with the experience and ability to take on leadership positions.

Our inaugural program was held February-June 2019. Nearly 450 participants from across career stages and settings participated. You can read about the faculty and course lineup below.

Our 2020 program will launch in the Spring! Registration is currently closed; however, you can sign up to be notified when it opens later this year. 

Erlanger Turner, PhD

Turner Psychological and Consulting Services

"Making and Taking Space for Diverse Leaders"

"Leadership in the Field and in Your Backyard"

Government Contractor

Nicholas Grant, PhD

The innovative coursework gives early career psychologists (ECPs), graduate students, and other interested members of the discipline the chance to examine leadership principles and determine how to personalize them to your own leadership style. Learn collaboratively with other students and psychologists as part of an online learning community.

Join a growing network of emerging leaders that you can continue to lean on and learn from as you advance your career.

 

 

Candice Hargons, PhD 

University of Kentucky

"Leadership in the Field and in Your Backyard"

Kathleen S. Brown, PhD

Independent Consultant

"Nothing is Going to Stop You Now"

Zeeshan Butt, PhD

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

"Nothing is Going to Stop You Now"

Susan H. McDaniel, PhD, ABPP

"Teamwork and New Collaborative Models of Leadership"

University of Rochester School of Medicine

Nancy Piña's Bio

Nancy Pina, CPA is the Deputy CFO for Accounting Operations at the American Psychological Association (APA). She is responsible for billing, cash receipts, accounts payable, and payroll for APA and APA Services Inc. (APASI), and oversees the accounting for two real estate LLCs owned by APA. She is also responsible for the preparation of all financial statements and tax returns, manages annual audits, and is liaison to the audit subcommittee.

APA is a nonprofit scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the U.S., with more than 118,000 members. It has revenues of more than $115 million, and employs about 600 staff.

Prior to joining APA in 2007, Nancy worked in public accounting as an auditor and tax preparer. She received her BS degree from Eastern Connecticut State University in 1984 and earned the CPA professional designation in 1996. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Greater Washington Society of CPAs.

Greg Pennington, PhD

"Leading and Transforming an Organization"

Pennpoint Consulting Group

During webinar sessions, you’ll explore foundational leadership principles with experienced instructors and experts in the field of psychology. 

Click on the faculty members’ photos to learn more about them.

In 2019, sessions 1-5 focused on boosting your competence and confidence to be a strong leader. Sessions 6-10 helped you apply your leadership skills to your career, your community, and the field. Each session typically addresses two learning objectives and answers three core questions. Each was approved for one CE credit from APA (see FAQ for more details). A new Academy will begin in Spring 2020.

Click on each of the titles below to learn more.

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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR EVERY CAREER STAGE

COURSE SCHEDULE

2019 FACULTY

TAKE YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL 

© Copyright 2019 American Psychological Association

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6/19 at 4:00 PM ET

FAQs

Can I still join even though the Academy started?

Yes, you can join through the air date of the third class, March 13, 2019.  After that date, you will only be able to purchase courses individually and not get to participate in a learning community. We ask that if you are joining late, you prioritize watching the recordings for sessions you have missed and catch up on the introductions, assignments, and conversations in your learning community.

 

How do I know if this progr am is right for me?

2019 is our first year running the Academy, but across our organizer and faculty rosters, we possess a few hundred years of offering leadership training in rich and supportive environments. This Academy was engineered with the goal of having a broad-reaching leadership program for all. At the same time, we imagine that our modal member will be someone who is “emerging” in their leadership trajectory, regardless of when that person finished graduate training in psychology or a related field. We also imagine that person is looking to advance their leadership position(s) within a year of enrolling.  We have identified a number of skills and knowledge areas that will get explored in the Academy. We ask participants to rate themselves in these during the registration process, and then ask again at the conclusion of the Academy.  Our hope is that graduates will see in themselves more confidence and competence in many of these areas.  

 

How much of a time commitment is the Academy? 

Every other week beginning mid-February, you will spend an hour watching the live or recorded session. You are also expected to spend anywhere from an hour to work or more in the two weeks between sessions working on activities and holding discussions with your peers in a virtual learning community. 

 

How long is each session?

Each interactive webinar is one-hour long.

 

 Will I be assigned homework?

You will leave each session with a ‘homework assignment,’ typically a problem to solve and discuss in a designated ‘learning community’ through vignettes, case studies, worksheets, or other exercises.

 

Will I receive recognition when I complete the Emerging Leaders in Psychology Academy?

Upon successful completion of the Academy, you’ll receive a certificate of achievement and will be part of a growing network of emerging leaders that you can continue to lean on and learn from as you advance your career.

 

How long does the program take to complete?

The Academy consists of 10 high-energy, interactive webinars over the course of 6 months.

 

How much does the program cost?

The Emerging Leaders in Psychology Academy costs $99 for APA members ($199 for nonmembers). Similar leadership programs typically cost $3000. 

 

What if I miss a live session? 

Five to seven days after the live recording, you will be able to access and watch a recording of the course. Course slides and any handouts will be available immediately after the webinar in everyone’s learning community. You will have access to all course recordings for about one year.


How do I earn CE credits?

This program has been reviewed and approved by the American Psychological Association Office Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) to offer up to 10 Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required during each live webinar or recorded video-on-demand to earn 1.0 CE credit for that particular session. Credit for partially attended or watched sessions will not be awarded. The CEP Office maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

What technology do I need? 

You will need high-speed internet on any device you prefer to use to watch the sessions in our BeaconLive course management portal. You will find that the portal works best in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox browsers. BeaconLive will provide you information about technical support issues in your payment confirmation email. Additionally, around the start of the first session, we will invite you to create a Slack account to participate in learning communities. Slack can be accessed on the web or through an app on your wireless device.

 

What is a learning community? 

After you register, we will assign you to a group with 6-8 individuals based on your career stage and leadership interests. These groups will have their own space online to chat, share ideas, exchange documents, and work on the assignment provided by each Academy faculty at the conclusion of their session. APA staff will offer support to these communities as needed.

 

What options exist if I have a financial hardship?

We believe in making this opportunity available to as many individuals as possible. Thus, we are happy to provide a limited number of half-priced registrations for APA members who reach out, until we run out. Before beginning the registration process, please email Zeljka with a brief explanation of your membership status in APA, your career stage, your highest degree and year of graduation, and your expressed financial need. Include 'Academy Scholarship' in the subject line.

For all other questions and comments, please contact the Academy’s administrative coordinator, Zeljka Macura, at consult.zmacura@apa.org 

ABOUTFACULTYSCHEDULEFAQS

This initiative was developed by the Office on Early Career Psychologists and Office on Graduate Students.

Catherine Hambley, PhD

Executive Coach and Organizational Consultant

"Leading and Transforming an Organization"

Sandra Shullman, PhD

Executive Development Group

"Building Strong Leaders from the Ground Up"

Mary Brabeck, PhD

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

"Moral Management and Ethical Leadership"

Michelle Laino

American Psychological Association

"Sound Financial Management"

Lindsey Buckman, PsyD

Buckman Psychological Consultants

"Confident, Connected, and Credentialed"

BUILDING STRONG LEADERS FROM THE GROUND UPMORAL MANAGEMENT AND ETHICAL LEADERSHIPSTEPS TOWARDS YOUR OWN LEADERSHIP GOALSCONFIDENT, CONNECTED & CREDENTIALEDMAKING AND TAKING SPACE FOR DIVERSE LEADERSLEADERSHIP IN THE FIELD AND IN YOUR BACKYARDSOUND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENTNOTHING IS GOING TO STOP YOU NOWTEAMWORK AND NEW COLLABORATIVE MODELS OF LEADERSHIPLEADING AND TRANSFORMING AN ORGANIZATION

Module 8

NOTHING IS GOING TO STOP YOU NOW

Learning Objectives



List at least three effective strategies for negotiating position, salary, and resources 

Describe how to access information about comparable salaries

Core Questions



What strategies can be used to help ensure a successful negotiation? 

What resources would be helpful/necessary to prepare for your negotiation? 

How can you effectively use mentoring when negotiating?

Module 9

TEAMWORK AND NEW COLLABORATIVE MODELS OF LEADERSHIP

Learning Objectives



Identify at least two elements of effective teamwork 

Discuss the rationale and implementation of a distributed leadership model 

Describe the value of followership

Core Questions



What new models of distributed leadership exist for interprofessional teams? 

How can psychologists facilitate effective, evidence-based teamwork? 

What does it mean to practice intentional leadership and followership?

Module 10

LEADING AND TRANSFORMING AN ORGANIZATION

Learning Objectives



Assess the needs and strategic priorities of an organization that lead to transformation.

List planning and implementation steps to increase probability of success in organization change

Core Questions



What defines organization transformation? 

How can you assess, lead and manage change? 

What is the role of psychologists in organization and leadership transformation? 

PURCHASE 2019 RECORDINGS

Across the ten sessions in the Academy, we hope to raise the skill levels and knowledge areas of participants in the following 36 areas. What you are seeing are actually statements that form the pre and post self-assessment rating form for participants. Answers run along a Likert scale ranging from “not at all” through “to a great extent.”

  1. I know how to define leadership
  2. I know how to define the qualities of effective leaders
  3. I know my what my leadership identity is
  4. I know how to effectively assess where to grow as a leader over the span of my career
  5. I know what ethical leadership looks like in educational settings
  6. I know what ethical leadership looks like in organizational settings
  7. I know some of the common ethical pitfalls for leaders
  8. I know what ethical frameworks exist to help inform my ethical leadership, decision making, and consultation
  9. I know what leadership goals are appropriate for each stage of my career
  10. I know what steps I can take toward my initial leadership goals
  11. I know how to manage multiple goals and life roles while still practicing self-care
  12. I know how I can develop the skills new leaders typically wish they had (e.g., confidence, assertiveness, etc.)
  13. I know how to navigate affronts to my credibility
  14. I know what professional credentials are important in my career pathway
  15. I know why diversity and inclusion are important for emerging leaders
  16. I know what challenges come with being a leader as a member of one or more minority groups
  17. I know what opportunities come with being a leader as a member of one or more minority groups
  18. I know the tenets of being an effective leader across diverse groups
  19. I know what leadership opportunities are available to me in psychology
  20. I know how to make my voice heard as an advocate or board member
  21. I know what competencies are needed to serve as an engaged member of my community
  22. I know how to prepare a budget in line with a strategic plan
  23. I know how to manage a budget in line with a strategic plan
  24. I know what strategies I can use to manage budget cuts and program cutbacks
  25. I know when a leader should seek consultation from a financial expert
  26. I know what strategies can be used to help ensure a successful job or salary negotiation
  27. I know what resources would be helpful to prepare for a job or salary negotiation
  28. I know what resources would be necessary to prepare for a job or salary negotiation
  29. I know how to effectively use mentoring when negotiating a job, salary, or resource
  30. I know what new models of distributed leadership exist for interprofessional teams
  31. I know how psychologists can facilitate effective, evidence-based teamwork
  32. I know what it means to practice intentional leadership and followership
  33. I know what defines organization transformation
  34. I know how to assess change in an organization
  35. I know how to lead and manage change in an organization
  36. I know the role psychologists can play in organization transformation

Skill and Knowledge Areas

Nancy Piña, CPA

American Psychological Association

"Sound Financial Management"

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You can also purchase 2019 class recordings individually below.

How do I know if this program is right for me?

2019 was our first year running the Academy, and across our organizer and faculty rosters, we possessed a few hundred years of offering leadership training in rich and supportive environments. This Academy is engineered with the goal of having a broad-reaching leadership program for all. At the same time, we imagine that our modal member will be someone who is “emerging” in their leadership trajectory, regardless of when that person finished graduate training in psychology or a related field. We also imagine that person is looking to advance their leadership position(s) within a year of enrolling. We have identified a number of skills and knowledge areas that were explored in the 2019 Academy. We ask participants to rate themselves in these during the registration process, and then ask again at the conclusion of the Academy. We are currently analyzing 2019 data and will report it here when it’s ready.


How much of a time commitment is the Academy?

Every other week, you will spend an hour watching the live or recorded session. You are also expected to spend anywhere from an hour to work or more in the two weeks between sessions working on activities and holding discussions with your peers in a virtual learning community.


How long is each session?

Each interactive webinar is one-hour long.


Will I be assigned homework?

You will leave each session with a ‘homework assignment,’ typically a problem to solve and discuss in a designated ‘learning community’ through vignettes, case studies, worksheets, or other exercises.


Will I receive recognition when I complete the Emerging Leaders in Psychology Academy?

Upon successful completion of the Academy, you’ll receive a certificate of achievement and will be part of a growing network of emerging leaders that you can continue to lean on and learn from as you advance your career.


How long does the program take to complete?

The Academy consists of 10 high-energy, interactive webinars over the course of about 5-6 months.


How much does the program cost?

As it was in 2019, the 2020 Emerging Leaders in Psychology Academy will be priced affordably and accessibly for emerging leaders. It will likely be priced under $200, which is a fraction of the price of similar leadership programs.


What if I miss a live session?

Shortly after the live recording, you will be able to access and watch a recording of the course. Course slides and any handouts will be available immediately after the webinar in everyone’s learning community. You will have access to all course recordings for about one year.


How do I earn CE credits?

In 2019, this program was reviewed and approved by the American Psychological Association Office Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) to offer up to 10 Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists. Full attendance was required during each live webinar or recorded video-on-demand to earn 1.0 CE credit for that particular session. Credit for partially attended or watched sessions will not be awarded. The CEP Office maintains responsibility for the 2019 program and its content.


What technology do I need?

You will need high-speed internet on any device you prefer to use to watch the sessions in our course management portal. Around the start of the first session, we will invite you to participate in an online learning community with can be accessed on the web or through an app on your wireless device.


What is a learning community?

After you register, we will assign you to a small group of individuals based on your career stage and leadership interests. These groups will have their own space online to chat, share ideas, exchange documents, and work on the assignment provided by each Academy faculty at the conclusion of their session. APA staff will offer support to these communities as needed.


What options exist if I have a financial hardship?

We believe in making this opportunity available to as many individuals as possible. Thus, we are happy to provide a limited number of half-priced registrations for APA members who reach out, until we run out. We will provide further instructions when the registration opens.