International Leadership Network Conversation Hours

2017 Conversation Hours on Leadership

Fall 2016, Spring 2017: 5:30pm – 6:30pm (EST)
To Join: Attendance is limited in number, but free and open to all interested. There is no registration process. Links are provided to join the session from your computer or by telephone.

General Description

Leadership is important to our contemporary world as rapid changes, advanced technology, growing diversity influence our lives.

  • How do we develop good leaders able to grapple with the challenges of our increasingly diverse and global communities
  • What do we know about effective leadership in a 21st century world?

This series of conversation hours are for all who are interested in leadership.  It is FOR leaders and ON leadership to talk about being and becoming good leaders, and on the strategies and models for effective leadership.   It is part of the International Leadership Network to promote mutual exchange and collaboration on global and diverse leadership.

All Conversation Hours are video-recorded and archived.


Perspectives on Internationalizing Leadership in Psychology through Teaching and Curriculum Development

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When: Friday, February 17, 2017, 5:30-6:30 EST
Topic: How do we develop teaching and curricula that incorporate a global and diverse perspective about leadership?
Presenter: Richard Velayo
Description: This informal webinar provides an opportunity for conversation on internationalizing teaching and curriculum development.

  • What teaching strategies do we need to develop a more internationalized perspectives and train leaders to be effective in a global and diverse society?
  • What content do we use?

Engagement in International Organizations, Partnerships and Collaborations: Pathways for Leadership Development in Psychology

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When: March 10, 2017, 5:30-6:30 EST
Presenter: Merry Bullock, 2017 Division 52 President-Elect
This conversation will look at the landscape of “organized psychology” – societies, associations and other professional groupings. We will explore types of involvement in these organizations and how involvement can foster the development of psychology leaders and psychology leadership in addressing international opportunities and challenges.

Developing International Psychology Leaders Through Cross-National Teaching and Research

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When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 530-6:30 pm EDT
Topic: How can we best encourage psychological scientists across 194 nations to overcome national barriers, and internationalize our research, to develop cross-national leaders?
Presenter: Harold Takooshian:
Description: This hour discusses:

  • Why?  What is the value of cross-national research?
  • Barriers?  What are some obstacles to doing cross-national research?
  • How?  What are some practical ways to overcome these barriers?

Supplemental material: <link to download PDF file here>
Chin, J. L. & Trimble, J. (2014).  Diversity and Leadership.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Takooshian, H., Gielen, U. P., Plous, S., Rich, G. J., & Velayo, R. S. (2016). Internationalizing undergraduate psychology education: Trends, techniques, and technologies. American Psychologist, 71(2), 136-147.
Takooshian, H., & Stevens, M.J. (2001, Fall). Collaborating on cross-national survey research: Why and how.  International Psychology Reporter, 5, 13-15.

Past – 2016

Global and Diverse Leadership      

When: Monday, September 19, 2016, 5:30-6:30 EDT

Topic:  Which of your social identities do you bring to your leadership?
Presenter: Jean Lau Chin, Division 52 President, Adelphi University

Description: The growing diversity of our communities in an increasingly global society calls into question the relevance of leadership that has historically omitted diversity in our leaders and our models.  This omission has fostered a research agenda that has been ethnocentric, gender biased, and bound by time and place.

  • Will our leaders be prepared to lead a diverse workforce amidst a global society?
  • How do we teach our future leaders who will be increasingly diverse?
  • How can we build a knowledge base about leadership generalizable to all populations?

Chin, J. L. & Trimble, J. (2014).  Diversity and Leadership.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Chin, J. L., Desormeaux, L., & Sawyer, K. (2016).  Making Way for Paradigms of Diversity Leadership.   Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 68(1), 49-71.

Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Leader    

When: Wednesday October 19th 5:30 – 6:30pm EDT

Topic: How might we define, asses, and cultivate “globally sustainable leaders”?
Presenter: Craig Shealy, President-Elect 2016, Division 52
Description: Drawing upon a diverse and experienced roster of international leaders, a two-year job analysis was conducted to identify the behaviors, knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics of leaders who were optimally prepared to address the “wicked problems” of our day (e.g., climate change, human rights, etc.).  Following a brief description of this job analysis, and a real world example of emerging leaders in the Middle East, participants will be invited to discuss 1) what “globally sustainable leadership” means and why it matters, both locally and globally, as well as 2) attendant implications for their own research, teaching, and practice.

Dyjak-LeBlanc, K., Brewster, L., Grande, S., White, R., & Shullman, S. (2016). The EI Leadership Model: From theory and research to real world application. In C. N. Shealy (Ed.), Making sense of beliefs and values (pp. 531–574)New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Developing International Psychology Leaders through Publication and Scholarship

When: Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 5:30-6:30 EST
Presenter: Uwe Gielen, Chair Division 52 Publications Committee, St. Johns University
This webinar session will focus on publication opportunities for international psychologists and leaders in internationally oriented journals, newsletters, and book series. The opportunities include those provided by APA’s International Psychology Division as well as those sponsored by other institutions and publishers.