LIWP Events

4th Annual March Follow-On

4th Annual APA LIWP(Credit: Ms. Kari Hill)

4th Annual APA LIWP (Credit: Ms. Kari Hill)

On March 29, 2012, the fourth annual APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology (LIWP) Spring Follow-On program convened at APA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The Year Four Institute Spring Follow-On program consisted of interactive modules on managing fiscal resources, navigating personnel challenges, and individual coaching on a specific challenge selected by each participant. Planning is underway for the fifth annual APA LIWP to be held in Orlando, Fla., July to Aug. 2012.

The Leadership Institute Year Four August 1-3, 2011

The Leadership Institute Year Four August 1-3, 2011
 
Back row from left to right: Drs. Suzanne Danhauer, Anne Dobmeyer, Maureen Minarik, Kristina Hallet, Elizabeth Schumacher, Laura Saunders, Karen Postal, Dawn Hughes, Jeannine Monnier, Lisa Rocchio, Jennifer Woolard, Tammi Vacha-Haase, Stacy Kaltman, Lori Waxenburg, Lauren Fox MacMillan, Carolyn Fang, Carlotta Ocampo, Lisa Suzuki, Eirka Lawrence, Arpana Inman, Marya Endriga, Jennifer Snyder, Elizabeth O'Laughlin, Natalie Dong, Allison Waterworth, Isis Settles, Roseanne Flores, Stacey Gedeon, Phi Loan Le, Elizabeth McQuaid, Ann Evangelista, Tanya D'Avanzo, Laura Lacritz, Mary Peterson, Beryl Wingate, Robyn Mehlenbeck, Jeanine Zoppi, Loretta McGregor, Sara Jane Webb, Pamela Bacon, Lyne Desormeaux, Jennifer Wisdom, and Tammy Young-Saleme. Photo by Ms. Kari Hill

 

On Aug. 1-3, 2011, the fourth annual APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology (LIWP), which was expanded to include a third day, convened in Washington, D.C.

The Year Four Institute August Program consisted of interactive modules on leadership models, career goal-setting and planning, negotiation skills, mentoring networks and work-life integration. This year's APA Leadership Luncheon featured an address by Dr. Dorothy W. Cantor, President of the American Psychological Foundation (APF) on August 3, 2011. The Fourth Year Institute also includes an in-person follow-up meeting scheduled for March 2012 where participants revisit their leadership goals and participate in an intense financial and budgetary management seminar.

On August 4, 2011, the American Psychological Foundation (APF) and the APF LIWP Fund hosted a fundraiser breakfast at the St. Regis hotel in Washington, D.C. Her Excellency Dr. Paulette Bethel, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United Nations, addressed the audience on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

The Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology Year Three Follow-up — March 24, 2011

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The Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology (LIWP) is designed to prepare, support, and empower women psychologists as leaders to promote positive changes in institutional and organizational life, with its prime objective to provide leadership training opportunities to mid-career and senior women psychologists in all of their diversities, including race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability.

On March 24th, at APA Headquarters, faculty and members of the Year Three Class of the Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology (LIWP) participated in a full-day follow-on workshop to continue their work on the path to future leadership positions. The program agenda (PDF, 77.3KB) included modules on managing fiscal resources, navigating personnel challenges, and individual coaching on a specific challenge selected by each participant.

The Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology Year Three

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From left to right: Drs. Karol Dean, Shari Miles-Cohen (LIWP Faculty), Debra Zand, Denise Sekaquaptewa, Melanie Page, Ann Davis, Jodie Ullman, JoNell Strough, Laurie Roades, Katherine DuHamel, Kathy McCloskey, Deborah Gerrity, Ruth Fassinger (LIWP Faculty), Fayth Parks, Ingrid Johnston-Robledo, Debra Kawahara, Melanie Domenech-Rodriguez, Lorna Hernandez-Jarvis, Kamela Scott, Shannon Lynch, Helen Coons (LIWP Chair), Sara Rangel (Volunteer), Lisa Sweatt, Tammy Hughes, Lisa Barnes, Wendy Ward-Begnoche, Sherri McCarthy, Christine Fiore, Caroline Clauss-Ehlers, and Karen Wyche.

The third annual CWP Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology (LIWP), now expanded to a second day, convened on Aug. 10-11, 2010 in San Diego, California. The year three LIWP focused on the leadership training needs of 25 mid-career women psychologists who are APA members in good standing, at least 10 years post-PhD, PsyD, or EdD; and, hold the rank of Associate Professor or above in academic and academic medical settings.  WPO was especially pleased that Dr. Pamela T. Reid, President, Saint Joseph College, addressed this year’s LIWP on Aug. 11, 2010.

The Year Three institute consisted of interactive modules on leadership models, career goal-setting and planning, negotiation skills, mentoring networks and work-life integration.  Bimonthly Webinars, during which noted psychologists will present on issues regarding leadership scholarship and research, education, and development, will follow the August meeting.  WPO staff will host these Webinars.  In addition, participants are encouraged to meet via telephone in small groups and as needed with LIWP faculty to discuss issues they are currently facing.  The third year Institute also includes an in-person follow-up meeting scheduled for March 2011 where participants revisit their leadership goals and participate in an intense financial and budgetary management seminar.

The LIWP Planning Committee, Drs. Helen Coons (Chair), Lula Beatty, Jessica Henderson Daniel, Ruth Fassinger, Mary Casey Jacob, Nadine Kaslow, Susan McDaniel, Sandy Shullman, Karen Wyche, and Shari Miles-Cohen (APA staff liaison), developed the following program objectives which guide the LIWP planning:

  1. Ensure that mid-career and senior women in psychology have the knowledge and skills necessary to compete for leadership/management positions in academic and other professional settings. 

  2. Enhance the number and effectiveness of women psychologists holding institutional leadership positions in academic and other professional settings. 

  3. Increase the diversity of women psychologists in institutional leadership positions. 

  4. Create networks of women psychologists in senior management/leadership positions in varied. 

  5. Document the career movement and professional advancement, as well as the perceived impact of the LIWP among participants.

Finally, CWP and the WPO hosted a reunion breakfast for the members of class 1, 2, and 3, where members reconnected, networked, and learned about the LIWP Fund, which is being established through the American Psychological Foundation (APF) to ensure the LIWP is available to women psychologists in all employment sectors in the future.

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