Preconsortium Workshops: Thursday, October 6, 2022

Each workshop is four hours in length.  

You may take one workshop in the morning (8:00am-Noon) and a second workshop in the afternoon (1-5pm). 

You must register to attend the consortium to sign-up for a Preconsortium Workshop (extra fee applies).

Each four-hour workshop will provide 3.5 continuing education credits for psychologists and human resource professionals.  If you take two workshops (one in the AM and a second in the PM), you can earn 7.0 CE credits!)

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LEC Workshops

Workshop 1: Workplace Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Belonging: New Perspectives, Insights, and Actions

Presenters—find biographies on the Workshop Speakers page.

  • Chris Lovato, PhD

  • Gena Cox, PhD 

  • Jane Wu, PhD,

  • Sheri Feinzig, PhD,

Coordinator:   Rose Hanson, PhD

Workshop Abstract
This workshop is designed to bring participants an up-to-date view of how principles and practices regarding strategic “inclusion and diversity” in the workplace have evolved over the last two years. Presenters will share a combination of lectures, case studies, exercises, and discussions to show how organizations are redefining Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Belonging (IDEB) as a core leadership competency driven from the top of an enterprise to infuse these principles into all talent management processes. To support this strategic perspective, presenters will share a model for top-down leadership of IDEB and lessons of experience from implementing two enterprise-wide IDEB frameworks designed to align leader actions with new employee expectations and drive sustainable IDEB in a disrupted talent environment.

Learning Objectives: This workshop is designed to help participants:

  • Gain insights from case examples and applied research for driving enterprise-wide IDEB outcomes in a disrupted work-world.

  • Identify three key actions that drive sustainable IDEB outcomes.

  • Explore three practitioner frameworks that can broaden our perspectives about how IDEB work can be transformed to meet new expectations.

  • Discuss and apply the insights and lessons learned from the workshop to their own practice and/or research interests.

  • Provide an interactive opportunity for attendees to share their experiences and ideas.


Workshop 2: Mental Health in the Workplace: The Critical Role of Managers

Presenters—find biographies on the Workshop Speakers page.

  • Leslie B. Hammer, PhD,

  • Jennifer K. Dimoff, PhD

Coordinator:  Tracy Kantrowitz, PhD

This interactive workshop will explore the critical role of managers in supporting workers' mental health and responding to signs of mental health issues, such as stress, burnout, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and suicidal ideation. The workshop is designed to provide evidence-based insights and practical guidance on how leaders of people (i.e., senior leaders, managers, supervisors) can support and protect employee mental health.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Define mental health and mental illness from an occupational health and management perspective.
  • Understand six strategies and practices front-line supervisors can use to support and promote mental health in the workplace.
  • Identify the organizational systems and resources that can support worker health and wellbeing.
  • Recognize common mental health challenges in the workplace and design a plan to respond to them.

Workshop 3: How Leaders Create Organizational Agility and Resilience: It's Not What You Think

Presenters—find biographies on the Workshop Speakers page.

  • Elaine Pulakos, PhD

  • Elizabeth Lentz, PhD

  • Jeff McHenry, PhD

Coordinators: Elaine Pulakos, PhD, and Jeff McHenry, PhD


The work environment is filled with more disruption than ever. This workshop will share new research based on hundreds of companies and practical tips for how to create agile and resilient organizations.  Paradoxically, the most successful leaders counter-balance the chaos and complexity of disruptive change with practices that foster simplicity, clarity, and focus.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn evidence-based practices to enable organizational agility and resilience.

  • Learn how leaders create organizational agility and resilience by taking a journey and hearing real-world examples and stories.

  • Learn simple and practical tips that are essential for managing through disruptive change.