Psychology

Disaster Behavioral Health

Posted: July 16, 2019 at 5:42 pm, Last Updated: July 16, 2019 at 5:47 pm

The increasing number of disasters are related to a variety of different behavioral issues.  Workshops help prepare for and prevent negative reactions to the experience of disasters.  Psychological first aid and training of volunteers for disasters can help in preparation for events.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Molly Davis

Trauma Across the Life Course

Posted: July 16, 2019 at 5:40 pm

There is more discussion about the impact of trauma on children and families as well as trauma in older adults and long-term care settings.  Dr. Davis is an expert in trauma and helping address strategies to manage the impact of lifetime trauma.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Molly Davis

Positivity at Work

Posted: January 22, 2019 at 9:08 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 5:52 pm

During this session, we will discuss how my George Mason University Career Services staff and I incorporate positivity and well-being into our jobs. Well-Being is a full team initiative in our office and I am the self-proclaimed co-captain of positivity in my office along with my colleague Christie Michals. We try to be our full […]

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen, White Board and Markers

Philip Wilkerson

Philip Wilkerson

Posted: January 22, 2019 at 9:05 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 5:49 pm

Available to present remotely/virtually. Philip Wilkerson III. Philip has nearly 10 years of experience in higher education, including financial aid and admissions in addition to career counseling. Philip attended James Madison University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History in May 2008, and began his journey into Higher Education in 2009. While in […]

Mindful Leadership for Innovation

Posted: April 13, 2015 at 4:29 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:22 pm

If you were to analyze the top 50 of the over 1,000 leadership books published during the last five years you will find that there isn’t a single approach to leadership that will work in every situation. Ironically, many of them contradict one another. But, is there a mindset or attitude about being a leader […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Appreciative Inquiry for Organizational Change and Development

Posted: April 13, 2015 at 4:27 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:23 pm

Most approaches to understanding organizations are embedded in a “problem solving” paradigm. This deficiency model of organizations calls for the development of techniques and tools to accurately identify and diagnose problems. In contrast to this clinical focus, appreciative inquiry focuses on what works in an organization. By exploring events when people are at their best, […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Appreciative Intelligence®: Develop Leadership, Transform Difficult Conversations, and Discover Common Ground

Posted: April 13, 2015 at 4:11 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:24 pm

Appreciative Intelligence is the ability to see the generative potential in any situation and to actualize it. It is a leadership skillset that will enable you to step into conflict mindfully, and to transform difficult conversations into positive outcomes. As a leader by improving your Appreciative Intelligence you will have expanded abilities to reframe conflict […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Strategies for Thriving in a Changing Environment

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 3:18 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:24 pm

Continuous innovation in information technology had led to unprecedented efficiencies at work. However, in an environment of economic crises and downsizing the same technology that helps you do things more efficiently also sets up expectations for accomplishing more with fewer resources. You are overwhelmed by the demands on your job, experience stress, and recognize the […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Myths, Archetypes, Campbell and Jung: An Actor’s Tools in Creating Arc of Character

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 9:16 pm

The processes and approaches to “becoming a character” for performance are myriad and can be even mysterious. Actor and professor, Edward Gero, explores an approach to interpreting and creating character inspired by Jungian archetypes and mythical storytelling patterns identified by Joseph Campbell in his seminal work “The Hero with a Thousand Faces.” Tracing his process […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Edward Gero

Quiet Leadership: Valuing Different Ways of Leading and Creating Innovation

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 7:45 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:26 pm

Based on his brand new book on invisible leadership (2011), Dr. Thatchenkery will show that the time has come to value quiet leadership again. Most of our understanding of leadership comes from research and theories developed in the United States. The assumption is that leaders are highly charismatic and very visible. However, genuine leadership is […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Discovering Common Ground in Challenging Situations

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:27 pm

As a professional you may have been facing challenging situations that require your constant attention. You find yourselves doing more with fewer resources. You have come to the realization that many of these challenges can be effectively addressed if you can find a common ground among the stakeholders which includes your colleagues and supervisors as […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Developing Your Appreciative Intelligence® for Innovation and Leadership

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:17 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:27 pm

Describe the new concept of Appreciative Intelligence developed by author Tojo Thatchenkery and is featured in the popular book, Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn.  It is a unique competitive advantage possessed by exceptional leaders and innovators. Adding to the model of multiple intelligences developed by Howard Gardner, Appreciative Intelligence provides a […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Apocalyptic Beliefs

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:09 pm, Last Updated: September 24, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Studying other cultures helps to understand the social forces that lead to apocalyptic and related messianic, prophetic, and millenarian religious beliefs. Are these forces present in our society today?

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Mary McCutcheon