By |Published On: October 31st, 2022|Categories: Alumni, Fielding News, University Communications|

The Fielding community and beyond is invited to attend the Fielding Professional Development Virtual Symposium 2022: Success Through Synergy from Nov. 3 to Dec. 6. Weekly sessions are scheduled in a wide range of topics.

Attendees will learn from experienced faculty and alumni to broaden their perspectives and sharpen their skills. In addition to the sessions, participants can join small group conversations with peers to discuss topics in greater depth and exchange experiences and practical ideas. Continuing education credits are available. Admission is free, compliments of the Fielding Alumni Association.

Register for Sessions


Thursday, November 3, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Designing with Data: Developing and Engaging TIDES Rapid Framework, Leesa Riviere, M.Ed, M.A .

Thursday, November 3, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. PT
Reflections on Buddhism and Psychology: Mindfulness and “Heartfullness,” a Presentation of Experiences as a Psychotherapist, and a Practicing Buddhist, Yaya de Andrade, Ph.D.

Wednesday, November 9, 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. PT 
Professional Development Symposium 2022 – Speed Networking

Monday, November 14, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. PT  
The DEI R-evolution: Discover Your Organization’s Path to Workplace Inclusion, Maria S. Velasco, M.A.

Tuesday, November 15, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. PT
Applying a Classification and Assessment of Character Strengths To Find Ways To Use One’s Signature Character Strengths In Daily Life (CE credits available), Nathan Griffith, Ph.D.

Tuesday, November 15, 11:00 am – 12:30 p.m. PT
Group Dynamics, Judy Stevens-Long, Ph.D.

Tuesday, November 15, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. PT
Work Smarter, Not Harder: Productivity Tips for Getting Things Done, Lindsay Cahn, EdD, Korinne N. Peterson, Lillian Simmons, M.A.

Thursday, November 17, 9:00- 10:30 a.m. PT
Clinicians Roadblocks To Recognizing Addictions (1.5 CE credits available), Marilyn Freimuth, Ph.D.

Wednesday, November 16, 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. PT
Professional Development Symposium 2022 – Speed Networking

Thursday, November 17, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. PT
Building a Foundation of Trust: A Survival Strategy for Facing Unprecedented Change – Applying the Concepts of a Scholar-Practitioner, Ranodda DeChambeau, Ph.D.

Thursday, November 17, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. PT
Change Craft: Engaging Dialogically in the Living Present, Keith Ray, Ph.D. and Joan Goppelt, Ph.D.

Thursday, November 17, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. PT
Beyond the Writing: Publishing Made Perfect, Tamieka Lee, EBC

Monday, November 21, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. PT
How to Overcome New Challenges to Maintain Sustainable Development for Chinese Business Leaders in the Face of a BANI (Brittle, Anxious, Non-Linear, and Incomprehensible) World, Keystone Group with President Katrina S. Rogers, Ph.D., Leni Wildflower, Ph.D., David Blake Willis, Ph.D.

Thursday, December 1, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm PT
Moving Organizations Through a Decolonized Framework, Vice-President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Allison Davis-White Eyes, Ph.D.

Tuesday, December 6, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. PT
Success Through Synergy: Fielding Forward, Senior Vice-President and Provost Wendi Williams, Ph.D. and Vice-President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Allison Davis-White Eyes, Ph.D.

Wednesday, December 7, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. PT
Co-Creating Awesome Workplaces With Brave Leadership: Continuing the Fielding Journey with the Semco Style Institute’s Transformative Methodology, Eliza von Baeyer, Ph.D. and Christian Wandeler, Ph.D

Wednesday, November 9, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PT  
Building A Personal Brand or Consulting Business: How to Leverage Your Knowledge Beyond Academia, Stephanie Jiroch, MBA and current doctoral student in Media Psychology

Friday, December 9, 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. PT
Professional Development Symposium 2022 – Speed Networking

Register for Sessions

For more information and for the most up-to-date information, contact Director of Alumni Relations Hilary S. Lyn at

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About the Author: Kaylin Staten

Kaylin R. Staten, APR, MPRCA, is a writer and accredited public relations practitioner based in West Virginia with two decades of professional communications experience. She serves as Fielding’s Associate Director of Communications.

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