14 Aug 2017

The Art (and Science) of Excellent Mentoring

The Art (and Science) of Excellent Mentoring

This series provides evidence-based rules of engagement for developing high-impact mentoring relationships and addresses some of the most salient and consistent ethical challenges and tensions for mentors in any organization or context. *This series does not yet offer CE credit.

The two-part series includes the following topics:

Becoming a Master Mentor

Learn the interpersonal habits and behavior strategies of Master Mentors, including techniques for forming and managing effective mentorships.

Ethical Issues in Mentoring Relationship

Utilizing a mentoring Code of Ethics and ethics vignettes, this workshop emphasizes the values, attitudes, and behaviors of ethically conscientious mentors.

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14 Aug 2017

Ethical Issues in Mentoring Relationships

Decades of research indicates that mentorships lead to significant positive career and personal outcomes for mentees.  But mentoring relationships are also interpersonally complex, fluid, ever evolving, and sometimes dysfunctional.  This workshop addresses some of the most salient and consistent ethical challenges and tensions for mentors in any organization or context.  Mentoring relationships are framed as fiduciary relationships in which mentors own a fundamental obligation to avoid harm to the mentee and to promote the mentee’s best interests whenever possible.  Utilizing a mentoring Code of Ethics and ethics vignettes, this workshop emphasizes the values, attitudes, and behaviors of ethically conscientious mentors.

Learning Objective
Describe at least 5 of the principles bearing on ethical mentorship.

*This program does not offer CE credit.

W. Brad Johnson, PhDPresenter
W. Brad Johnson is Professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the United States Naval Academy, and a Faculty Associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. A clinical psychologist Dr. Johnson is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Johnson is the author of numerous publications including 13 books, in the areas of mentoring, professional ethics, and counseling. His most recent book is: Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women (2016, with David Smith).

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11 Aug 2017

Game: Crazy Taxi

Play taxi driver by creating riveting speed runs as you rush to beat the time. You'll have to switch to the open lanes at the perfect time before drivers cut you off. Pound those keyboard arrow keys to accelerate forward and pass the cars blocking you ahead and keeping you from crossing the crucial time lines. Your quick thinking will be the deciding factor to garner the top spots in the scoring list. Each checkpoint you make adds up an additional time which means more asphalt to run. Failing to reach a checkpoint when the time runs out will mean that your mission is over.

How to play:
  • Put cursor on start to begin.
  • When the screen says, “go,” press the up arrow to get your car moving.
  • The more you press the up-arrow key, the faster your car will go. The down-arrow key will make you decelerate.
  • Use left and right-arrow keys to change lanes.
  • Space bar lets you jump over cars for points.
  • If you don’t make the checkpoint before the timer runs out, your game is over.

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10 Aug 2017

Becoming a Master Mentor

This practical workshop provides evidence-based rules of engagement for developing high-impact mentoring relationships. Topics include the interpersonal habits and behavior strategies of Master Mentors, including techniques for forming and managing effective mentorships. The instructor emphasizes theory-supported and evidence-based mentoring strategies. This workshop is also dedicated to helping organizational and educational leaders think in an informed way about the key ingredients of a strong mentoring culture and various structures for increasing both the prevalence and efficacy of mentoring in their organizations.

Learning Objective
Articulate at least 10 salient practices of Master Mentors.

*This program does not offer CE credit.

W. Brad Johnson, PhDPresenter
W. Brad Johnson is Professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the United States Naval Academy, and a Faculty Associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. A clinical psychologist Dr. Johnson is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Johnson is the author of numerous publications including 13 books, in the areas of mentoring, professional ethics, and counseling. His most recent book is: Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women (2016, with David Smith).

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01 Aug 2017

Game: Ghost Man

In this game you should move Ghost Man to eat all the foods in the maze, there will be a ghost chasing you and you should get away from them. There are also special power foods scattered throughout the maze and after you've eaten such foods, you will become invincible for a while and be able to eat the ghosts as well. The number of ghosts chasing you will increase as the game progresses.

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01 Aug 2017

APA 2016 Annual Report

APA 2016 Annual Report

As a psychologist and valued member of APA, your success depends on factors that go beyond your own hard work and expertise. You also need representation on the critical issues facing all of psychology in this time of uncertainty and change. You need access to tools and resources that help you keep pace with the developments in the field. With new leadership and a renewed focus on making your membership more relevant, APA offers what you need and is meeting the promise of our mission—to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.

As APA’s new CEO, I am pleased to announce the availability of the 2016 APA Annual Report, which reflects the excellent work and accomplishments of APA in 2016. In prior years, the APA Annual Report was mailed to you in hard copy, but now it is in digital format and conveniently accessible anytime and anywhere, with interactive features and videos. A short, downloadable pdf featuring highlights of the digital report is also available on the APA website.

The past year has brought both progress and accomplishments, and we think you’ll especially enjoy reading about these achievements in the report:

• The year in review, including the many ways APA supported its mission by educating the public about mental health and psychology’s scientific basis and by advocating for key federal policies and legislation
• The top initiatives APA delivered for psychology and psychologists in science, practice, public interest and education through its publications and databases, value-added products and national and international programs
• The APA treasurer’s report and financial statements

I hope you’ll delve into the details of this report to learn how APA made an impact in 2016 in ways that support your career, advance psychology and improve people’s lives.

Arthur C. Evans, Jr., PhD
Chief Executive Officer
American Psychological Association

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25 Jul 2017

How Did You Get That Job? A Q&A with Consultant Dr. Melanie Kinser

The knowledge, skills and experience gained through your psychology training can successfully transfer to a variety of jobs. As a consultant, Melanie Kinser, PhD, leverages her understanding of psychology and business to help leaders and safety professionals strengthen organizational culture and in turn, strengthen their bottom line. Learn how you can apply your psychology education to a similar career path.

Melanie Kinser, PhDSpeaker:
Melanie Kinser, PhD, focuses on translating complex topics into practical strategies that are realistic for her client's demanding work environments. Her clients include Fortune 500's, startups, and non-profits. She has partnered with organizations in the US, Canada and Australia in industries such as Technology, Healthcare, Energy, Pipeline Construction, Manufacturing, Higher Education and Nuclear. She has a Master’s and Doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Missouri. Dr. Kinser has published articles on organizational change and leadership development as well as presenting at several national conferences.

Garth Fowler, PhDHost:

Garth A. Fowler, PhD, is an Associate Executive Director for Education, and the Director of the Office for Graduate and Postgraduate Education and Training at APA. He leads the Directorate’s efforts to develop resources, guidelines, and policies that promote and enhance disciplinary education and training in psychology at the graduate and postdoctoral level.

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21 Jul 2017

Leadership: A Three-Part Series

Leadership: A Three-Part Series

In this 3-part web series, you'll learn the fundamentals of servant leadership, a leader or an organization that seeks first to serve others. The presentations cover effective communication, managing people and processes and positively transforming people and organizations. *This series is eligible for CE credit. Earn 1 CE credit for each session.

Each program runs about 1 hour:

Leadership and Communication

No communication skill is more important than listening. Knowing the basic barriers and shortfalls of communication and doing something about them is a big step in improving our ability to communicate effectively.

Leading and Managing People and Processes

In order to accomplish a mission, establishing a process is important. However, people complete the processes and ensure the mission is accomplished. Learn the importance of maintaining a dual focus on people and processes.

Leaders Implementing Positive Change

It takes strong leadership to help people and an organization transition in order to make a change. Change is the event, transition is the means of getting there. Learn what it takes to implement positive change by focusing on the transition process.

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20 Jul 2017

Leaders Implementing Positive Change

Leaders and managers should seek to positively transform people and organizations. Do not confuse the words “change” and “transition.” Change is the event, transition is the means of getting there. Certainly it takes a true vision to know where to go and the changes to make. But it takes strong leadership and management knowledge and skills to help the people and the organization transition in order to make the change. Communicator and leadership expert John A. Kline shares from his own experiences and those of others just what it takes to implement positive change by focusing on the transition process.

Learning Objective
Implement positive change.

John Kline, PhDPresenter
John A. Kline, (PhD, Iowa 1970) was a college professor, then from 1975-2000 the Air Force expert in Communication and Leadership. In 1986 he achieved Civilian (SES) status equivalent to a two-star general. From 1991 until 2000 he was the Air University Provost with responsibility for faculty, academic programs, libraries, technology, budget and support of 50,000 resident and 150,000 distance-learning students annually. Kline has written several books and many published articles, and is now the Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Director of the Troy University Institute for Leadership Development. He focuses on servant leadership and seeks to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

 

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18 Jul 2017

Membership Pavilion Activities for the 2017 APA Convention

Membership Pavilion Activities for the 2017 APA Convention

This year marks the 125th anniversary of APA’s founding, and today, more than ever, APA is committed to providing our members with the tools that they need to develop and sustain successful careers. At the same time, APA staff, alongside our volunteer member leaders, continue the critical work of advocating for the field, engaging the public with psychology and supporting educators and students. During your time in at the 2017 APA Annual Convention in Washington, DC,  please make sure to visit the APA Membership Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall, Booth #540, to take advantage of the following activities, offers and giveaways:

Headshots: Get your FREE professional headshot when you provide a written testimonial (a $200 value)

 

 

 

 

Your APA Story: Share with us in a video testimonial how APA has been beneficial and receive a $5 Starbucks card and RFID sleeve protector

 

 

 

 

Limited-Edition Gift: Renew your APA membership for 2018 and receive a premium, limited-edition gift

 

 

 

Prizes: Take the Membership Survey for a chance to Win a FREE trip to San Francisco, CA, for the 2018 APA Convention

 

 

 

 

PsycIQ: Discover the latest specialized content from our new member-focused website, PsycIQ

 

Tools: Test-drive the newest members-only tools and resources in the Interactive Membership Lab

 

IonTuition: Download this web-based service that helps you manage student loan repayment, it's free with your membership to APA

 

Charging Station: Mobile running low on battery power? Recharge your mobile device while learning about new products and benefits of APA membership

 

Benefit Partners: Learn about financial, business and travel discounts available exclusively to members