Announcements

APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology

The American Psychological Association’s Committee on Women in Psychology has announced its fifth annual Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology.  The Institute will be held on July 30 - August 1, 2012, in Orlando, Florida, and in March 2013 in Washington, DC.

Approximately 30 mid-career women psychologists who work full time in academic or academic medical settings and approximately 30 mid-career women psychologists who work primarily in clinical or consulting settings will be selected to participate in this year’s Institute. (“Mid-career” is generally defined as 10-20 years post-doctoral degree.)

Objectives of the Institute include:

  1. Ensure that mid-career and senior women in psychology have the knowledge and skills necessary to compete for leadership/senior management positions in academic, practice, and other professional settings as well as APA and State, Provincial, and Territorial Association (SPTA) governance. 

  2. Enhance the number and effectiveness of women psychologists holding leadership positions in academic, practice, and other professional settings as well as APA and SPTA governance. 

  3. Increase the diversity of women psychologists in academic, practice, and other leadership positions as well as APA and SPTA governance. 

  4. Create networks of women psychologists in leadership/senior management positions in varied professional settings including APA and SPTA governance. 

  5. Document the career movement, professional advancement as well as the perceived impact of the Institute among participants.

The Institute will include interactive workshops in such areas as:

  • Leadership Models 

  • Mid-Career Management, Goal Setting, and Planning 

  • Negotiation Skills 

  • Mentoring Networks, including gender and diversity issues

Additional information and application materials can be found in the Institute’s Call for Applications. The application deadline is March 12, 2012. 

Questions may be directed to the APA Women’s Programs Office (email or telephone: (202) 336-6044).