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CE Workshop: An Integrated Approach for Developing the Mindset of Grit and Resilience in Leaders....
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When: Friday, February 16, 2018
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Luis F. Valdes, PhD
Contact: Staci Bratcher, Director of Operations
404-634-6272, ext. 208

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Workshop Title: Coaching High-Flyers: An Integrated Approach for Developing the Mindset of Grit and Resilience in Leaders and Organizations

Workshop Description: 

Organizations need to develop new ways to deal with stress, adversity, and improve their skills for survival.  At the individual level, the topics of Grit and Resilience have gained traction in the research literature. The workshop provides an integrated approach to developing organizational effectiveness skills by 1) identifying readiness for change and current levels of resilience; 2) identifying leadership skills and behaviors that promote grit and resilience;  3) installing tools throughout the organization that are sustainable, promote survival, and enable the organization to thrive; 4) providing a model for development, preparation and succession within the organization that can navigate the new global VUCA world; and 5) providing a framework to understand and account for individual differences in world views and behavioral styles.

Learning Objectives

  1. The participants will be able to apply the concepts of Grit and Resilience in their psychological practice. 
  2. The participants will be able to assess the readiness for change and the levels of resistance within the organization. 
  3. The participants will be able to install and utilize a model of leadership development within their client organizations to increase resilience and grit.
  4. The participants will be able to incorporate methods that promote diversity as a useful tool that facilitates grit and resilience within the organization. 

      CE Hours: 3 

      Level: Intermediate

      About the Presenter:

      Dr. Valdes is in a diversified independent practice as a licensed psychologist in Decatur, GA.  Dr. Valdes previously served as Clinical Services Coordinator at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He served as Director of Outreach Services at the University of Notre Dame Counseling Center and the University of Texas at Austin Counseling and Career Services Center.  He served as their Coordinator of Outreach and Consultation Services in which he supervised and frequently delivered their various workshop, training and consultation services.  His next career move took him into the world of corporate consulting, training, and coaching.  He was employed at RHR International, the Turknett Leadership Group, and TalentQuest. Since 2008, his current practice provides a full range of assessment and psychotherapy services, corporate consulting services, and performance psychology services for elite and aspiring high-performance athletes and other professionals.

      Registration Costs (per workshop):

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before February 2, 2018 to receive this rate.)

      • $70: GPA Members
      • $105: Non-members
      • $20: *GPA Student Members

      Registration (After February 2, 2018)

      • $80: GPA Members
      • $115: Non-members
      • $30: *GPA Student Members

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

      *If a GPA Student Member needs continuing education credits, he/she will need to pay the higher GPA Member fee regardless of status as a student.

      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Staci Bratcher via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to February 2, 2018. No refunds will be given after February 2, 2018.

      The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.