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Psychologists as Learning Leaders: Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight

  • December 06, 2022
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Presented on Zoom


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  • (not requesting CE credit)
  • (not requesting CE credit)

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Upcoming KAPA ZOOM CE event

Psychologists as Learning Leaders: Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight

Sandra L. Shullman, Ph.D.

American Psychological Association Past-President (2020)


This presentation will focus on the role of psychologists as leaders, with special emphasis on our role as learning leaders.  Dr. Shullman will describe the evolution of leadership concepts, the characteristics of learning leaders, the current context for psychologists as learning leaders and the challenges psychologists will address as learning leaders in the future.  We all know how challenging the COVID environment has been for practitioners, especially given the increasing demands for services and the increasing weariness of the mental health work force.  The presentation is designed to help participants think about their professional roles going forward in a rapidly changing, challenging behavioral environment, where virtually everything familiar is changing.  Dr. Shullman will incorporate some of her experiences as APA President to illustrate examples.

Learning Objectives:   

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe basic evolving concepts of leadership and their relevance to psychologists’ expanding roles
  2. List at least five characteristics of learning leaders that make them effective in uncertain times
  3. Identify key contexts in which psychologists can apply effective learning leadership for the future.                                                     

Target Audience: 

This program is open to all KAPA members and other interested mental health professionals who are not members. The content of this presentation is appropriate for mental health professionals educated at the graduate level in psychology, psychiatry, or other mental health related disciplines, as well as graduate students in a mental health related discipline.

Instructional Level:

The material will be appropriate to intermediate levels of practice and knowledge.

Continuing Education:

This program - when attended in its entirety - is available for 1.5 APA approved continuing education credits. With full attendance and completion of a Program Evaluation and Learning Assessment, a certificate will be issued. Partial credit will not be awarded. Participant's attendance will be verified via their Zoom login name and sign in / sign off time. Please assure that you are identifiable by your Zoom login name.

American Psychological Association Approval Statement:

The Knoxville Area Psychological Association (KAPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. KAPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, program content, research, grants, or other funding sources that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. During the program, the validity/utility of the content and risk/limitations of their approaches will be addressed.

Registration Fees and Policies:

If you are a member of KAPA, then this program is free of charge. If you are not a member of KAPA and you do not want CE credit, this program is free of charge.

If you are not a regular KAPA member and wish to earn CE credit, please "join" as a Single Event Guest at the main membership page at  Then proceed to register for Dr. Shullman's talk as a Single Event Member Requesting CE at  You will be charged $20 as you register.

Speaker Information:

Dr. Shullman is Managing Partner, Columbus Office, Executive Development Group, LLC.  She is internationally known in leadership and executive assessment/development and manages large and long-term organizational clients for the firm.  Sandy has taught leadership at the HEC School of Business for their EMBA and MBA programs in Paris, Doha, Beijing, and Shanghai, and has also served as faculty for the Duke University Fuqua School of Business Global Learning Network.   Her organizational work experience has focused on leadership and executive development, executive coaching, strategic planning, multicultural and diversity initiatives, and women’s leadership development, working with major global organizations and leaders.

She is the co-author of Performance Appraisal on the Line, a groundbreaking book on performance evaluation, and has written numerous articles and book chapters on significant organizational performance issues, including foundational work on sexual harassment and hostile work environments.  Her most recent publications have focused on leadership in ambiguous and uncertain circumstances, the emerging challenges facing global leaders, and the role of psychologists as learning leaders. 

Dr. Shullman was the 2020 President of the American Psychological Association and a past President of the Ohio Psychological Association.  She is a member of Divisions 1, 13, 14, 17, 19, 29, 35, 42, 44 and a past member of the Board of the American Psychological Foundation.  She is a recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent Practice and the APF Gold Medal for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology.

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