APA Annual Meeting
The Society of Consulting Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA) held its annual mid-year meeting on "Best Practices in Coaching" in Scottsdale, Arizona from 30 January- 2 February 2003. Dr. Wilson-Starks presented a professional development session on "Coaching to Special Populations: People of Color and International Populations". This session was part of a two day (30-31 January) Master Coaching Session featuring other leaders in the field of Executive Coaching. Continuing Education credits were available to participants who registered for the session. For more information about the Society of Consulting Psychology at the APA, visit www.apa.org, click Programs and Offices, then Division, then Division 13.
Christian Management Association
The annual conference of the Christian Management Association (CMA) was held in Colorado Springs at the Broadmoor Hotel from 24-27 February 2003. Dr. Wilson-Starks presented a workshop on "Making the Workplace a Safe Place for Women and People of All Colors". Michael Jones, President and CEO of the Orchard Foundation and Clarence Shuler, President of Building Lasting Relationships were co-presenters. The session was offered on Wednesday, 26 February from 8:00-10:00 am. For more information about CMA or the conference on "Courageous Leadership" please visit CMA website.
After the recent debacles of Enron and WorldCom, the importance of effective leadership has become more critical than ever in a company's success. On Sunday, 16 March, Dr. Wilson-Starks was interviewed by eWomen Network, a national radio broadcast on WBAP News/Talk 820 AM. She listed Character as the number one leadership competency critical for executive success. "Without character you don't know to which opportunities you should say 'yes' or 'no'", said Dr. Wilson-Starks.
She also talked about the leadership challenges facing companies today and the difference between average and great companies. Dr. Wilson-Starks described average companies as taking a short-term, bottom line view that focuses only on task. In contrast, great companies were described as taking a long-term view that focuses on the people who accomplish the tasks. "In great companies", she said, "People are inspired by the company values and reason for being."Learn more about the eWomen Network or to hear the 16 March broadcast featuring Dr. Wilson-Starks, by visiting ewomennetwork.com.
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Have you ever wondered about the best regions in the country to start an entrepreneurial business or how to get started in a new community? Dr. Wilson-Starks addressed these issues in the March issue of Black Enterprise Magazine where she said, "It's important to establish personal credibility. Personal credibility is derived from consistently delivering excellence." She added, "It's also important to reach out and begin the process of establishing relationships ahead of your arrival." "Think about the needs and opportunities in your new community and how they match with your skills and abilities. Be flexible and willing to change. What you do in your new community may be different from what you did in your previous community", said Dr. Wilson-Starks. For more information on Black Enterprise Magazine, visit blackenterprise.com.
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ChevronTexaco Management Institute (CTMI) Helps Build Leadership Excellence for National Urban League (NUL) CEOs
The ChevronTexaco Management Institute (CTMI) is designed to help non-profit leaders to obtain the same resources for leadership excellence as their for-profit counterparts. ChevronTexaco has been providing CTMI support to the non-profit community since 1996. This is the second year for ChevronTexaco to offer the course to the National Urban League (NUL).
This year, 21 NUL affiliate CEOs from throughout the U.S. participated in an intense leadership development program covering such topics as strategic thinking, collaborative leadership, situational leadership, best practice strategies for NUL executives, and diversity and empowerment. The program also included use of a 360-feedback tool and one-to-one feedback sessions for each CEO.
CTMI-NUL got off to an exciting start with Frances Hesselbein, Founding President and Chairman of the Board of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Non-Profit Management, who dialogued with participants about "Leadership in a World that is Round." Other course faculty included Juana Bordas, President of Mestiza Leadership International, Dr. Karen Wilson-Starks, President of TRANSLEADERSHIP, INC. and Nadir Muwwakkil, President of Vision Group International.
"It is an honor and privilege to offer our leadership tools and expertise to serve community leaders. The National Urban League has the important mission of providing leadership in the African American Community for the objectives of quality education, economic self-reliance, and racial inclusion," said Dr. Wilson-Starks. "We applaud corporate citizens like ChevronTexaco who understand that corporate success extends beyond the walls of the corporation to include the entire community. TRANSLEADERSHIP, INC. is pleased to be a part of this vital effort."
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Hugh Price, President and CEO of the National Urban League at the CTMI opening with Affiliate CEO, Darnell Williams of Eastern Massachusetts.
Dr. Wilson-Starks reviewing 360 Feedback results in the CTMI training room with NUL Affiliate CEOs, Laraine Bryson of the Tri-County Urban League in Peoria and Charles Anderson of the Detroit Urban League.
NUL Affiliate CEOs James Willingham from the Urban League of Greater Hartford and Howard Henderson from the Greater Baltimore Urban League at the CTMI opening social and dinner.
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