Online - all times are pacific time September 14, 2019, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

In the spirit of strengthening our global student community, we are hosting a Fall Virtual Session. Join 12 faculty presenters offering seminars on a wide range of subjects, organized in an Academic Track and a Research Track.


9:00am-10:00am Pacific
Melchor Hall: Social & Ecological Justice
This seminar will involve an interactive discussion related to
my Fall 2019 course HOD-807 as we explore the space
where social and ecological justice overlap, by engaging the
indentity in the Borderlands.

10:00am-11:00am Pacific
Valerie Bentz: Transformative Phenomenology
This seminar will offer a discussion of transformative
phenomenology, facilitated with alumni Jim Marlatt and Bart
Buechner, and students Carol Estrada and Whitney

11:00am-12:00pm Pacific
Terry Hildebrandt: Evidence-Based Executive Coaching
A 1-hour overview of the Coaching Concentration and the
details of the upcoming HOD-847 Group KA for
January/Spring Term. I will also cover the option of enrolling
in the EBC Certificate Program for those preferring to earn
an ICF credential.

1:00pm-2:00pm Pacific 
Dorothy Agger-Gupta: Women Entrepreneurs as Change
This participatory workshop explores current research,
shared experiences, and collaborative research on the way
women entrepreneurs are changing the world. A contract for
HOD-823 Theories of Leadership or for an HOD-861
Specialized Topic is optional.

2:00pm-3:00pm Pacific 
Rich Appelbaum & Lenneal Henderson: Global Systems
We will discuss the chaotic state of the world today, with the
intersection of environmental change, the rise of
nationalism, and the resurgence of great power rivalry with
challenges and opportunities for systemic leadership at all

3:00pm-4:00pm Pacific 
Connie Corley: Resilience Workshop
We will engage in dialog around resilience in individual,
organizational, and community contexts. Authors of the
Fielding Monograph Resilience: Navigating Challenges of
Modern Life, share their experiences related to their work.

9:00am-10:00am Pacific 
Jean-Pierre Isbouts: The Art of scholarly writing and
This seminar will provide models of how to develop a
scholarly argument as part of your KA paper, your
dissertation, or an article for publication. It may also serve
as an introduction to my Praxis KA 803 during Fall 2019.

10:00am-11:00am Pacific
John Austin: Techniques for Reframing Time and
Research Questions
In this session, we will explore alternative ways to
conceptualize time. Drawing from physics, philosophy,
anthropology, and psychology, let’s examine some
provocative reframings of time and implications for how we
crafty research questions.

11:00am-12:00pm Pacific
Miguel Guilarte: Strategies for Interpreting your
Qualitative Data
In this seminar, we will address various coding strategies
and thematic frameworks to organize and analyze large
volumes of raw data, particularly if you plan to develop your
methodology using qualitative interviews.

1:00pm-2:00pm Pacific 
Abigail Lynam: Research in Adult Development Theory
and Practice
In this seminar we will cover some foundational concepts
about adult development theory and practice applied to
social change work. Following that we will examine
developmental research design, including some examples of
research questions, methods, and findings.

2:00pm-3:00pm Pacific
Keith Melville & Nicola Smith: Revisiting the Core
Doctoral Competencies
In this seminar we will revisit the core doctoral
competencies that lie at the heart of everything we do in our
doctoral program, including critical analysis, diversity of
views, and scholarly writing. This is particularly important for
your comps and dissertation phase.

3:00pm-4:00pm Pacific 
David Blake Willis & Four Arrows: Qualitative Research
Using Ethnography
Ethnographic research examines the behavior of certain
participants in a specific social situation, as well as their
interpretation of such behavior. In this seminar, we will
discuss the principles of ethnography as a key modality for
qualitative research.