Psychologue: 2020: Issue Two
Managing Transitions: From the End to the Beginning
Presenters: Agnes Mura, Richard Lim and Mirasol Delmar
Event Description: In a compressed time, practitioners and their clients – we all – have been journeying from the known to the unknown in ways that are more raw and isolating than ever. With individual and organizational implications in mind, Agnes engages the group to reflect upon and discuss the meaning of the shorelines we are each leaving, the boats we are drifting in, the waters that carry us, the lighthouses we glimpse and the possibilities we envision we may reach. The emerging metaphors will remain relevant for all the transitions practitioners have to address in the future.
‘Millions of Moments’ Shape Culture
Presenter: Kevin Weitz
Event Description: Many companies fail to successfully implement new business strategies because they fail to consider the degree to which organizational culture can inhibit a great strategy. This presentation workshop focuses on a number of key issues that organizational leaders – and consultants, often organizational psychologists – need to consider when attempting to rapidly align the way leaders and employees think and behave in support (or not) of strategy implementation. The presentation includes two key aspects (amongst others) that companies struggle with. First, business strategy implementation needs to be increasingly agile and fast in our new business environment, and culture change MUST be rapid in response to this need. Secondly, this need for speed requires an intense focus on behavior change, especially at leadership levels. Most leaders (and consultants) don’t deeply understand how beliefs and behaviors can be changed. This presentation workshop will focus on how this can be achieved rapidly.
The New Global PSP Community
Convener: William Bergquist
Event Description: Bill will be describing the services that are now in place to serve our continuing global PSP community as well as describing future ventures. He will then invite those attending this session to share their own ideas about where our school and community might travel in the near future—as a gathering of mature and accomplished professional psychologists engaging in lifelong learning and a lifelong commitment to enrichment of this growing and changing field of applied psychology.
Convener: William Bergquist
Event Description: We conclude this virtual Gathering by celebrating the accomplishments of PSP over the past 41 years, as well as the prospects of continuing accomplishments by this global community through the New PSP. While hoisting a glass of champagne, apple juice or some other beverage (or perhaps a Sunday morning Mimosa in Asia), we are inviting those attending this celebration to share their own memories, thoughts, ideas about PSP. We will also spend a few moments sharing tentative plans for an in-person 2021 gathering (if the world of COVID-19 complies). This gathering will be held at a site of great beauty near Phuket, Thailand–In keeping with our pattern of switching each year (except the current virtual year) between North America and Asia.
While more than 20 members of the Global PSP Community participated in one or more of the sessions, there were many other members of the Community who were unable to attend but wanted to watch recordings of these sessions. Fortunately, in most instances, the sessions were successfully recorded (though parts of a session that might have led to personal sharing of experiences by participants were not recorded). These Zoom recordings have, in turn, been transfered to Vimeo and are now being posted along with a listing of key points in the Library of Professional Psychology (LPP). We will be sending you links to these recordings once they are successfully placed in LPP.
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- On May 21, 2020
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