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CE Workshop: Speaking to Diverse Audiences: Assumptions & Considerations
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Full Title: Speaking to Diverse Audiences: Assumptions & Considerations (Speakers Bureau Training Series)

When: 10/16/2015
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Lori R. Muskat, PhD
Contact: Amy Dietrich, Director of Continuing Education and Communications

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* Second seminar of a three-part series as a requirement to be part of the GPA’s Speakers Bureau.

Speaking for oneself as a professional is different from speaking as a designated spokesperson for a group. Using a combination of didactic and experiential methods, this workshop will focus on increased awareness of content area experts as gatekeepers who communicate via the media. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding one’s role and responsibility in influencing public discourse, particularly with respect to the experience of audience members from diverse backgrounds and marginalized groups.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to explain the current paradigm in diversity training
  2. Participants will be able to discuss the concept of gatekeeping, the meaning of “hegemony”, and content area experts’ role in shaping the public discourse
  3. Participants will be able to apply HAYs’ ADDRESSING model to the dynamic interplay between content area speakers and their audiences
  4. Participants will be able to utilize the concept of microaggressions in order to critique media messages
  5. Participants will be better able to construct media messages that avoid committing microaggressions

    CE Hours: 3

    About the Speakers Bureau Program:

    The Speakers Bureau is responsible for responding to programming requests from the community (including groups, organizations, and businesses) as well as conducting interviews with print, radio and televised media. To appropriately compensate workshop presenters for their time to both prepare and deliver quality programs, the Georgia Psychological Association will institute a fee for programs and workshops to be delivered to outside organizations and groups. These workshops may be for psycho-educational programs, professional development, or continuing education seminars for non-psychologists. A portion of this fee (30%) will go to the GPA Foundation to support future public education activities and efforts.

    Fee Schedule

    Full Day Program (3 ½-6 Hours): $1500 ($1050 to the presenter; $450 to GPA Foundation)
    1 ½ hours to 3-Hour Program: $1000 ($700 to the presenter; $300 to GPA Foundation)
    1 ½ hours or Less Program: $500 ($350 to the presenter; $150 to GPA Foundation)

    The Georgia Psychological Association understands and recognizes that psychologists will need to take time from their typical professional responsibilities to provide this service. Therefore, the purpose of compensating presenters is to encourage participation in the delivery of workshop programs by Speakers Bureau participants. Further, it is expected that the presenters will take the time/energy to tailor the workshop to the needs of the requesting group and to update information as needed. As such, the compensation is for both the time to deliver the workshop as well as to plan the program.

    Presenters will not be compensated for programming requests for APA public education campaigns (i.e., mind/body health, violence, resilience) or media requests.

    GPA Speakers Bureau Participation Requirements

    In an effort to strengthen and expand the Georgia Psychological Association’s Speakers Bureau, the Public Education Committee has decided to implement a new three-part training series that GPA members could complete to become a part of the Speakers Bureau in 2011. To help ensure a minimal level of media competency and expertise, the training focuses on three topic areas: 1) ethical issues surrounding the delivery of public education and media interviews, 2) multicultural competencies with specific emphasis on providing interviews/programs in a culturally-inclusive manner, and 3) applied training and practice in the delivery of programs/interviews during which participants can learn these skills in safe, hands-on environment and receive feedback. Those GPA members who successfully complete each program in this three-part series would then be automatically eligible for inclusion on the Speakers Bureau.

    This training will be regularly offered to provide additional opportunities for other GPA members to become Speakers Bureau participants at a later time. This training will be offered at least once each biennium and GPA members will receive continuing education credit for the completion of each aspect of this training.

    Once a member has been selected to be a part of the Speakers Bureau, she/he will remain on it without any renewal process. However, for Speakers Bureau participants who are regularly receiving poor reviews/ratings, the Chair of the Committee, in consultation with the Executive Director, has the right to request additional training and/or mentoring for this individual or possible removal from the Speakers Bureau, depending upon the severity and type of concerns.


    Registration Costs (per workshop):

    Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before October 2, 2015 to receive this rate.)

    • $70: GPA Members
    • $20: Student GPA Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
    • $130: Non-members
    Registration (After October 2, 2015)
    • $80: GPA Members
    • $30: Student Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
    • $140: Non-members
    Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.


    Cancellation Policy:
    Registrants must cancel through Amy Dietrich only via email or phone (contacting other staff members/leadership does not guarantee your cancellation.) No faxes or mail cancellations will be accepted.
    Cancellation Fee: $35
    Refunds will not be given for cancellations within five (5) business days prior to the workshop date.

    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.