LIWP Events

Year Six Follow-up — March 20, 2014

6th Annual APA LIWP (Credit: Ms. Kari Hill)

Sixth Annual APA LIWP (Credit: Kari Hill)

On March 20, 2014, the sixth annual APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology (LIWP) Spring Follow-On program convened at APA headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

The Year Six 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 seventh annual APA LIWP to be held in Washington D.C., August 2014.

Year Six — Oct. 29-31, 2013

On Oct. 29-31, 2013, the sixth annual APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology, which was expanded to include a third day, convened in Washington, D.C.

The Year Six Institute October program consisted of interactive modules on leadership models, career goal-setting and planning, negotiation skills, mentoring networks and work-life integration. The Sixth Year Institute also includes an in-person follow-up meeting scheduled for March 2014 where participants revisit their leadership goals and participate in an intense financial and budgetary management seminar.

Year Five Follow-up — March 14, 2013

The Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology 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 14, at APA headquarters, faculty and members of the Year Five Class of the Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology participated in a full-day follow-on workshop to continue their work on the path to future leadership positions. The program agenda (PDF, 25KB) included modules on managing fiscal resources, navigating personnel challenges, and individual coaching on a specific challenge selected by each participant.

Year Five — July 30-Aug. 1, 2012

The fifth annual Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology (LIWP), convened on July 30-Aug. 1, 2012, in Orlando. The year five 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 Antonette Zeiss, PhD, Chief Consultant, Office of Mental Health Services in the VA Central Office, addressed this year’s LIWP on Aug. 1, 2012. 

The Year Five institute consisted of interactive modules on leadership models, career goal-setting and planning, and 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 2013 where participants revisit their leadership goals and participate in an intense financial and budgetary management seminar. 

The LIWP Planning Committee, Helen Coons, PhD, (chair), Lula Beatty, PhD, Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, ABPP, Ruth Fassinger, PhD, Mary Casey Jacob, PhD, Nadine Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, Susan McDaniel, PhD, ABPP, Sandy Shullman, PhD, Karen Wyche, MSW, PhD, and Shari Miles-Cohen, PhD, (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 one, two and three, where members reconnected, networked and learned about the LIWP Fund, which is being established through the American Psychological Foundation to ensure the LIWP is available to women psychologists in all employment sectors in the future. 

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