Finding the Fit: Applying Multisystemic Therapy’s Fit to Creating a Leadership Development Plan
Heather Katafiasz and Rikki Patton
As therapists move beyond the therapeutic realm, stretching their skills into areas that many know little about before being thrust into it, many clinicians encounter obstacles to accomplishing their own leadership goals. The purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate the isomorphic application of a therapeutic intervention, the fit circle, to help emerging leaders develop their own fit circle for their leadership goals. This workshop will help emerging leaders identify and prioritize the obstacles, as well as identifying ways to overcome those obstacles helping them, in the endeavor to move toward developing a leader self-development plan. The format of this workshop will be a combination of didactic component to elucidate the technique and experiential activities.
Preparing for Leadership Roles on Regulatory Boards
Richard Long and Steve Livingston
In most states, membership on a regulatory board is viewed by some to be commendable and by others to be a source of curiosity. This presentation will explore both perspectives by pointing out the roles and responsibilities of regulatory boards, the governance skills and models frequently considered, the current issues under consideration by regulatory boards and lessons learned about the use of self as a leader on a regulatory board.
Developing an Intentional Path to Leadership
A minority of American professionals stay in the same position, at the same organization, or in the same city throughout their career. While the prospect of transience may sound unsettling particularly in the early stages of one's career, it is not uncommon especially for mid-career health and human service professionals to seek new opportunities that will enhance personal and professional satisfaction. Restless professionals are commonly motivated to find work, for example, that will allow them to achieve mastery, obtain financial security and flexibility, express creativity, and ultimately generate legacy. This session will provide participants with ways to conceptualize a professional career in terms of the professional life cycle. This interactive presentation will provide participants with opportunities to assess their current level of job satisfaction; factors that influence readiness to take the next step; and the important role and value of mentorship throughout this process.
The Culturally Conscious Leader
Culturally conscious leaders understand critical consciousness, social location, and social justice (e.g., systemic effects of historical trauma, race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, spirituality, and nationality). Participants will explore how these cultural frameworks can support leaders in increasing their cultural competence. This experiential workshop will utilize a strength-based approach to developing culturally attuned leaders. Participants will learn about and practice using social justice-oriented tools that develop culturally conscious leaders.