Annual Conference Agenda

This page contains general agenda information for our 2017 Consulting Psychology Conference in Seattle, Washington. Please use the tabs below to navigate to specific days within the conference.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Registration (12:00 PM – 6:00 PM) 


Thursday, February 9, 2017


Breakfast (7:30 AM) 

Morning Workshops (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

  • Applications of the 2010 APA Ethics Code to Organizational Consulting Psychology: Foundational Workshop* (Stewart E. Cooper, PhD / Rodney Lowman, PhD) – 3.5 CE Credits –  Learn More
  • Developing Your (and Your Client’s) Power for Greater Impact (Judith S. Blanton, PhD / Doug Riddle, PhD) – 3.5 CE Credits  Learn More
  • Accelerating Genuine Leadership Development (Bruce J. Avolio, PhD) – 3.5 CE Credits –  Learn More

Coffee Break (10:00 AM – 10:15 AM)

Pre-ordered Box Lunch or Lunch on Your Own (12:00 PM)

Afternoon Workshops (1:30 PM – 5:15 PM)

  • Applications of the 2010 APA Ethics Code to Organizational Consulting Psychology: Advanced Workshop* (Rodney Lowman, PhD / Stewart E. Cooper, PhD)* – 3.5 CE Credits – Learn More
  • Managing Diversity in Executive Coaching Engagements: A Relationship Centered Approach (Richard R. Kilburg, PhD) – 3.5 CE Credits Learn More
  • Applied Positive Psychology Based Well-Being Coaching for Health Care Professionals and Health Care Industry Culture Change (i.e., Bringing Joy Back to Medicine) (Jeffrey E. Auerbach, PhD) – 3.5 CE Credits  Learn More
  • Evidence-Based Leadership Assessment: The Science of Practice (B. Alan Echtenkamp, PhD) – 3.5 CE Credits – Learn More

Coffee Break (3:30 PM)

Diversity Reception / Networking Event (5:30 PM – 7:00 PM)

Dinner (on your own) (7:00 PM)

* This session may be used towards Ethics CE Credits. The Foundational Workshop is a prerequisite for the Advanced Ethics Session.


Friday, February 10, 2017


Registration (7:00 AM)

Breakfast (7:30 AM)

Morning Keynote (8:30 AM – 10:00 AM)

  • Leadership in Today’s New World (Lawrence Jackson, MBA)Learn More

Coffee Break (10:00 AM)

Morning Concurrent Sessions (10:30 AM – 12:00 PM)

  • You Can (And Must) Measure The Results of Executive Coaching! (Brian O. Underhill, PhD) Learn More
  • Developing the Effectiveness of Boards (Paul Winum, PhD, ABPP) – 1.5 CE Credits – Learn More
  • Exciting Times: How Talent Management Consulting is Being Pushed by Data (Gena Cox, PhD, I/O Psych) – 1.5 CE Credits – Learn More
  • Breaking Into Consulting (Rob Fazio, PhD) – Learn More
  • Building Multi Year Leadership Engagement Training Initiatives for a Small to Medium Size Business (Lyne Desormeaux, PsyD) – 1.5 CE Credits – Learn More

Lunch Session On Your Own or Attend One of The Following: (12:30 PM – 1:30 PM)

  • First Time Attendees Welcome and Orientation
  • Structured Networking Lunch Event
  • Leadership Connections

Afternoon Keynote (1:30 PM – 3:00 PM)

  • What Millennials Want from Work (Alec Levenson, PhD / Jennifer Deal, PhD) Learn More

Coffee Break (3:00 PM – 3:00 PM)

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions (3:30 PM – 5:00 PM)

  • Leading On The Edge: New Research Insights on Helping Leaders Succeed in an Increasingly Complex and Ambiguous World (Tricia Nadaff, MS) – 1.5 CE Credits – Learn More
  • Leadership Development Through the Lens of Sports and Performance Psychology (Luis F. Valdes, PhD) – 1.5 CE Credits – Learn More
  • Developing the Next Wave of Consulting Psychologists (Judy Blanton, PhD / Dale Thompson, PhD) – 1.5 CE Credits – Learn More
  • Coaching the Culturally Different: Applying ICF Core Coaching Competencies (Damian Goldvarg, PhD) – Learn More
  • Talent Development’s Role in “Collaborative Coaching,” with a focus on Accelerating an Organization’s Business Model (Stephen J. Marshall, PhD, ABPP) – 1.5 CE Credits Learn More

Poster Session / Networking Event (5:00 PM – 6:30 PM)

  • The Identification of Strengths and Opportunities for Professional Development Among First Year Doctoral Students in Clinical Psychology (Alarico Barabino, MA) – Learn More
  • Taking Leadership to the Next Level: Outcome Evaluation of University-based Staff Coaching Program (Jennifer S. Fetterman, MA) – Learn More
  • Leadership Coaching and Development as a Mechanism of Community Change (Andrew Harron) – Learn More
  • Describing a High Potential Female Leader (Stefanie Mockler, BS) – Learn More
  • Examining Authentic Leadership Behaviors, Structural Distance, Trust, and Non-Manager Employee Engagement: A Correlational Study (Nicholas McAuliffe, MS) – Learn More
  • The Coaching Conundrum: Comparing Self-Perceived Executive Coaching Outcomes to Pre- Post- 360 Transformational Leadership Assessment (Maggie Covel) – Learn More
  • Post-Sarbanes-Oxley Section 406: A Qualitative Case Study of Stakeholder Perception of Persistent Unethical Behaviors (Audrey E. Brown, PsyD, PMP, CSOX, CSM) – Learn More

Dinner (on your own) / Seattle Social Activity (6:30 PM)*

*Stop by the registration desk to sign up for your Friday Social Activity and network with your colleagues. Select from the following Seattle attractions: Space Needle, Columbia Sky View, or Great Wheel / Wings Over Washington.


Saturday, February 11, 2017


Registration (7:00 AM)

Breakfast (7:30 AM – 8:00 AM)

Opening Keynote and Awards Recognition (8:00 AM – 10:00 AM)

  • Why do people, teams and entire enterprises NOT DO what they all know is the right and best thing they need to do to get an outcome all agree is what they want and need?  Why is that and what can we do to help them? (Robert Eichinger, PhD– 3.5 CE Credits – Learn More

Coffee Break (10:00 AM – 10:30 AM)

Morning Concurrent Sessions (10:30 AM – 12:00 PM)

  • The Leadership Challenge of Fostering Creative Collaboration in a VUCA World (Scott Isaksen, EdD) – 1.5 CE Credits  Learn More
  • Building an Internal Organization Development Practice: A Practical Look (Jamie Lewis Smith, PhD) – 1.5 CE Credits – Learn More
  • Creating a Robust Learning Community (Regina Romero, PhD) – Learn More
  • Truly Making a Difference: Understanding and Using the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks (Bernardo Ferdman, PhD) – 1.5 CE Credits Learn More
  • Disrupting a Thriving Practice in the Face of New Business Demands: Cisco’s Story (Niloofar Ghods, PhD) – Learn More

Town Hall and Lunch (12:00 PM – 1:30 PM)

Break (1:30 PM – 1:45 PM)

Early Afternoon Concurrent Sessions (1:45 PM – 3:15 PM)

  • Using Attachment Theory to Develop Coaching Capabilities in Managers and Leaders (David Drake, PhD) – 1.5 CE Credits Learn More
  • Employee Well-Being and Organizational Performance: What Organizations Need to Know (Dana Gionta, PhD) – 1.5 CE Credits – Learn More

Focused Discussion Groups (1:45 PM – 3:15 PM)

  • Mid-Career Dialogue: Sharing Strategies to Grow and Sustain Your Business (Cristina L. Filippo, PhD) – Learn More
  • Beginning a Career in Consulting Psychology (Jenny White) – Learn More
  • Licensure and Certification in Coaching and Consulting Psychology (Dennis Doverspike) – Learn More
  • E-Leading Millennials: People, Processes, and Technology (Felina Carter, MS) – Learn More
  • Transition to Retirement: A conversation (Dana C. Ackley, PhD) – Learn More
  • Diversity and Inclusion in SCP: A Dialogue (Bernardo Ferdman, PhD) – Learn More

Coffee Break (3:15 PM – 3:45 PM)

Late Afternoon Concurrent Sessions (3:45 PM – 5:15 PM)

  • Failures in Consulting: Lessons Learned (Mark Nagy, PhD) – Learn More
  • A Teachable Model of Leadership (Skipton Leonard, PhD) – 1.5 CE Credits – Learn More
  • Physician Leadership Development: A Growing Need with Special Challenges (Doug Frost, PhD) – 1.5 CE Credits Learn More
  • The 3 Dimensions of Emotionally Intelligent Leaders: Developing The Balance of Power, Heart, and Mindfulness (Sam Alibrando, PhD) – Learn More
  • Analyzing Conversations to Improve Leadership and Team Performance (Beth Gullete, PhD) – 1.5 CE Credits  Learn More

Break (5:30 PM – 6:30 PM)

Closing Session/ Reception (5:30 PM – 6:30 PM)

Break / Dinner (on your own) (6:30 PM)

Jam Session (8:00 PM)


Sunday, February 12, 2017


Breakfast (7:30 AM)

Sunday Workshops (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

  • High Velocity Listening: Transformational Coaching When Every Moment Counts (Jeffrey W. Hull, PhD, BCC) – 3.5 CE Credits  Learn More
  • Consulting for Innovation: Integrating Cognitive Styles, Processes and Skills (Min (Marino) Basadur, PhD) – 3.5 CE Credits  Learn More

Morning Concurrent Sessions (8:30 AM – 10:00 AM)

  • Preparing Leaders for Traumatic Organizational Disruptions and Their Aftermath (Justin Dewberry, PsyD) – 1.5 CE Credits – Learn More
  • The Innovative Role of Organization Network Analysis (ONA) in Leadership Assessment and Development (Dan Fisher, PhD) – Learn More
  • Consulting Best Practices from One Wheelhouse Over (Ellen Lent, PhD) – 1.5 CE Credits – Learn More

Focused Discussion Groups (9:00 AM – 10:30 AM)

  • Exertion of GAP Influence in the Pending APA Ethics Revision Process (John Fennig, PhD) – Learn More

Coffee Break (10:00 AM)

Mid-Morning Concurrent Sessions (10:30 AM – 12:00 PM)

  • The “B” Corp Phenomenon: Doing Well and Doing Good (Mark Sirkin, PhD) – Learn More
  • Accelerating Leadership Development with Applied Improvisation (Jackie Gnepp, PhD) – 1.5 CE Credits – Learn More

End of Conference



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