SCP April 2024 Town Hall Meeting

We invite you to attend a monthly one hour Town Hall via zoom hosted by Marc Sokol, our 2024 SCP President. This is an opportunity to come together as a professional community, to share your experience and discover that of other SCP members. Each month we will start with a topic of interest featuring some aspect of our society. We will then open it up to wider discussion of any topics those online wish to bring up. 2024 Town Halls meetings will feature an array of topics including: How did mentors shape the progress of your career? How can peer coaching raise your game as a consultant? Best consulting practices from a member of our Financial Psychology Special Interest Group Consulting to the United Nations and how you can contribute How consulting to a family business is different (we have a Special Interest Group for that!) Do you want to publish a professional book? Tips from our Consulting Series editor. Our April Town Hall Focus Is On Brand building Whether you see yourself as a broad-based consulting psychologist or one with a specific niche, we each need to cultivate our professional brand. How to you intentionally build business and reputation beyond ‘word of mouth’? During our April Town Hall we will have opportunity to share and discover different ways be each have been successful at brand building and what we think the future might holds for us as well. To open the dialogue will be joined by Dr. NaTasha Jordan, an I-O Psychologist and SCP member who has built a consulting psychology niche within a marketing firm. You may also know her from her brand building workshops and presentations at SCP conferences, especially through the use of social media. Some of you even know her as “Dr. J”, a consulting psychology presence on TikTok. As always, we will save some time for open dialogue on any topic of interest you might wish to raise. I look forward to seeing you on Monday, April 29 at 6:00 PM Eastern. If you have colleagues interested in the topic and potentially interested in the Society of Consulting Psychology, please share this page with them. See below for a schedule of Town Halls planned for the year. Members can complete the registration form once and receive monthly invites and reminders. You can also invite a non-member who might like to learn more about SCP by having them complete a registration form as well. Time: 6:00-7:00 Eastern  Dates:  Tuesday, Feb 20 Monday, March 25 Monday, April 29 Tuesday, May 28 Monday, June 24 Monday, July 29 Monday, Aug 26 Monday, September 30 Monday, October 28 Monday, Nov 25 Monday, Dec 16 Saturday, Jan 13

Hogan Assessments Applications in Consulting Psychology

May 2, 2024 4:00-6:00 PM EST How is personality assessment applied in coaching and consulting? In this virtual, interactive session, John Horton will introduce the Hogan assessments and provide a case study on how to interpret their results in a practical context. A case study will be conducted to see how the data are interpreted and used in a common coaching and consulting situation. Learning Objectives 1. Participants will learn about the Hogan Assessments and their role in business for talent selection and talent development. 2. Participants will take an in-depth look into the purpose of each of the three core assessments. 3. Participants will utilize a case study to understand how the data are interpreted and used in a common coaching and consulting situation. 4. Participants will observe ways the scales can be pulled together to form themes and apply them to the given context.   Presenter: John Horton, MS Practice Manager, Hogan Assessments John Horton is the Practice Manager for the Independent Consultants Network at Hogan Assessments. He provides consulting on assessment solutions, conducts training and education programs for coaches, and supports the delivery of Hogan's high-quality solutions. He also conducts certification workshops and facilitates client delivery services. John contributes his thought leadership through journal articles and presentations.    Hogan Assessments is the international leader in personality insights. With the world’s largest database of personality research and decades’ worth of experience in psychometrics, Hogan produces valid, reliable personality assessments that measure everyday strengths, potential shortcomings, and values and motivators. Hogan’s solutions empower organizations to hire the right people without bias, boost productivity, reduce turnover, promote diversity and inclusion, identify high-potential talent, develop leaders, and inspire employees to do their best.    


Harry Levinson Early Career Consultants Development Group (HLD)

Announcing the Upcoming Harry Levinson Series is OPEN for Enrollment to SCP Members. Join us for another edition of the Harry Levinson Early Career Consultants Development Group (HLD), a FREE education/development program that provides teaching and mentoring on consulting skills. This Series has been running for several years and provides a small group of Early Career Psychologists opportunities for discussion and feedback about real consulting cases. The program honors Harry Levinson, one of the founders of Consulting Psychology. Participating in this group will give you a bit more about his insights into the field and their applicability to actual consulting work. In addition, we will discuss key issues in consulting and case studies. This program will be valuable in developing your consulting career. You will have the chance to receive mentoring and advice from a senior consultant, Judy Blanton, and connect with colleagues and learn from each other's experiences. There will also be a collaborative group project. Learning Objectives 1. Ability to describe and apply ideas of Harry Levinson to consulting and coaching practice 2. Ability to organize and present a formal case study 3. Ability to provide constructive and relevant feedback to peers in a case study setting The group sessions will take place virtually over six sessions on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:00 pm ET (4:30-6 pm PT), beginning May 7, 2024. The schedule is as follows: May 7 May 14 May 21 *Memorial Day break June 4 June 11 June 18   Selection Criteria Ph.D. in an area of Psychology within the last ten years Minimum 1-2 years in consulting psychology Ability to present a personal case study in consultation or coaching Please complete this form to apply for one of the six available spots in the Series. This program is limited to encourage lively discussion and opportunities to discuss cases in depth. You will also have the opportunity for a group project to enhance the experience. Don't miss your chance to participate in this exciting opportunity for growth. Give yourself the gift of continuing education and professional networking! Please Note: All participants must have fully completed a doctoral degree in some area of psychology from an accredited institution Must be in the first 10 years of practice post doctoral degree Must attend all sessions Must read articles or papers that will be discussed Dr. Blanton's LinkedIn profile: REGISTER


Transitioning Consultants Training Group: Consulting With Teams

Consulting With Teams Mondays, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14 1:30-3:30PT / 3:30-5:30CT / 4:30-6:30ET Register by May 3rd, 2024 (for full section) “Pay per session” registration: By the Monday preceding the scheduled session date (first Monday of month) Cost:   $995 for full Section (6 monthly sessions) or $195 “pay per session” option. Includes video/audio recordings of each session to own and use (the Full Section purchase also includes the Consulting Toolbox ). Recordings available from all prior sessions. Consulting with Individuals (sessions 1-6) and Consulting to Organizations (sessions 13-18). For 30 years, Dr. Fennig and the staff at DRIC have provided hands-on training in consulting psychology to graduate students from around the country: practica, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral internships.  DRIC has also provided training in consulting psychology to external colleagues for over 20 years.  The revised and updated SCP Guidelines for Training in Consulting Psychology (original publication in the American Psychologist. December 2007) serve as a foundation for these traineeships at DRIC, as well as for this Series. Dr. John Fennig DRI Consulting, CEO       Dr. Heather Morton is a consultant at DRI Consulting. She holds a PhD and master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology. She has primarily worked in healthcare and education, most recently as an adjunct psychology instructor and curriculum consultant. Dr. Morton has a passion for employee training and development, performance management, and organizational culture. She is committed to using psychological principles and research to make data-driven decisions for creating relevant and effective changes. Outside of work, Dr. Morton enjoys spending time with her family, reading novels, dancing, and playing strategy games. Dr. Heather Morton Consultant           Dates and Delivery: The second Monday of the month from 3:30-5:30 Central / 4:30-6:30 Eastern / 1:30-3:30 Pacific, with a soft start at 3pm for informal discussion and time to set up your technology.  Course is delivered live to you virtually, wherever you are via the SCP Zoom platform. Participants will also have about one hour of application homework per session monthly. Session 1: May 13 Group assessment Session 2: June 10 Assessment of functional and dysfunctional groups Session 3: July 8 Assessment and development of teams  Session 4: August 12 Creating group level teams in organizations (e.g., self-directed work groups) Session 5: September 9 Inter-group assessment and intervention/Group boundary assessment and intervention Session 6: October 14 Identify group (racial, gender, ethnic) management in the organizational context

The Science of Self-Confidence: Helping Leaders Gain and Demonstrate the Confidence they Need to Succeed

For leaders, feeling and demonstrating self-confidence is a necessity. It can influence motivation to set stretch goals, learn new skills and develop in areas they find challenging. We will examine new global leadership research exploring the relationship between self-confidence and effectiveness, and the behavioral correlates of self-confidence. We will also discuss practical strategies for improving self-confidence using 360 assessments. MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

The Power of Power: Dealing with Personal and Organizational Power in the Workplace

Power dynamics are often viewed as negative and/or ignored. It is a complex and emotionally loaded concept in individual relationships and within an organization. This presentation will deal with power in the organizational context with the goals of helping consultants and coaches work effectively within the power dynamics of an organization and to understand their own relationship with power. Dr. Blanton will review classic and more recent research on power. She will also address potential dangers in power relations (such as denial, over-identification, and exploitation. She will use case examples from her own practice and provide practical applications. MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

The Science of Effective Coaching

PRESENTED BY DR. RICHARD BOYATZIS Great coaches move us. They move us through a basic human process—our emotions. Effective coaches are literally in tune with others around them, establishing a deep emotional connection with others called resonance. They nurture these resonant relationships through mindfulness, hope, compassion, and playfulness. The combined effect of vision-based coaching and resonant client relationships results in dramatically more effective coaching experiences. MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

Coaching Elite Performers

This 90-minute presentation focuses on (1) many of the intra and interpersonal dynamics most effective in achieving credibility and influence with elite performers and (2) a conceptual system for the integration of coaching investigations and interventions. Though case examples include a focus on elite military members (Special Forces, Marine Raiders, etc.) the principles presented are powerful when applied to the coaching of any uniquely talented, intellectually bright, aggressive and highly competitive individuals or groups. Though examples are specific and concrete, the principles conceptually represent the balancing of confidence and humility in coaching demeanor, mindful investigation of client needs, and the development of functional strengths in the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of client performance. MORE INFO & REGISTRATION