APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology

Sandra L. Shullman takes over as co-chair and the Dorothy Cantor Fund becomes the LIWP Fund

5th Annual APA LIWP Class announced

The Women’s Programs Office is pleased to announce the members of the 2012 APA LIWP.

4th Annual APA LIWP Spring Follow-On Program

APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology Spring Follow-On program (credit: Ms. Kari Hill)On March 29, 2012, the fourth annual APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology (LIWP) Spring Follow-On program convened at APA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The Year Four 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 fifth annual APA LIWP to be held in Orlando, Florida in July-August 2012, and the roster for the 2012-2013 Class is now available.

Sandra L. Shullman, PhD named APA LIWP Co-Chair

The APA LIWP Executive Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Sandra Shullman as co-chair of the APA LIWP Program.

Dr. Sandra Shullman at the 4th Annual APA LIWP March Follow-On Workshop (credit: Ms. Kari Hill)Dr. Shullman is managing partner at the Columbus Office of the Executive Development Group, an international leadership development and consulting firm.  She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Dickinson College and Harvard University, and her PhD in counseling psychology from The Ohio State University, where she previously served as part of the University administration as assistant dean of students.  During that same time, Sandy was a co-founder of the Women’s Studies Program at Ohio State. 

She was formerly senior partner and president of Organizational Horizons, Inc., a regionally based consulting and behavioral healthcare firm.  Sandy has also directed Managerial Effectiveness Programs at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina, and served as senior consultant and director of research for a management consulting organization in Charlotte, North Carolina.  In addition, she was program director of the PhD training program in Counseling Psychology at Kent State University.

Dr. Shullman is a nationally known organizational consultant and has written and presented extensively on the topics of performance appraisal, performance management, strategic succession planning, career development, management of self-esteem and motivation, team building, diversity management, sexual harassment, AIDS, and the management of individual, organizational and systems change strategies.  She is well known for her work related to executive assessment and development and co-authored Performance Appraisal on the Line. She is currently working on a book on executive coaching.

Dr. Shullman is past president of the Ohio Psychological Association and has served nationally on the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association, where she also chaired the APA Work Group on Executive Coaching and the Board of Professional Affairs.  She is currently a member of the American Psychological Foundation Board of Directors and vice chair of the Committee on Women in Psychology.

Dr. Shullman currently serves on the graduate faculty for the Diversity Management Program in the Psychology Department at Cleveland State University and is part of the Global Learning Resource Network for Duke Corporate Education.  She presents regularly in the Executive MBA Program at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and presented for over 15 years at the John Glenn School for Public Policy and Management at The Ohio State University.  She has been involved in assessment-for-development work since 1976 and has worked with managers and leaders from many parts of the world in both U.S. and international locations.

In Honor of Generous Gift, APF LIWP Fund Renamed

The APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology (APA LIWP) Executive Committee is pleased to announce that the APF Dorothy W. Cantor Fund will be used to support the APA LIWP.

The $70,000 APF Dorothy W. Cantor Fund will become the APF Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology Fund (APF LIWP Fund). Dr. Cantor plans to augment this gift with an additional $30,000 by the end of 2012, bringing the total APF LIWP Fund gift to $100,000.

In recognition of this generous and substantial gift, the APF LIWP Fund has been renamed The Dorothy W. Cantor APF Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology Fund. The APF LIWP Fund was established in January 2011 as a vehicle to build a source of ongoing revenue for the APA LIWP.

The APA LIWP’s mission is to empower, prepare and support women psychologists as leaders to promote positive changes in institutional, organizational and practice settings as well as APA and State, Provincial, and Territorial Associations (SPTA) governance. In addition, the APA LIWP seeks to increase the diversity, number, and effectiveness of women psychologists as leaders. The APA LIWP now counts more than one hundred women as program alumnae. The APA Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) established the APA LIWP in 2007.

For more information about the APA LIWP or the APF DWC LIWP Fund, please visit the Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology webpage.