Organizational - Industrial Psychology

A Unique Learning Opportunity for Leaders and People Like you With Questions about The World of Work

Fall 2013:

Beyond staying human in organizations


Human beings are complex and full of the capacity to do tremedous good for others, or tremendous damage. What can we do to ensure that people in our organizations or those we serve are treated like human beings? What role do each of us play in that? The Center for Leadership Research & Development invites you to take part in a series of leadership conversations to tackle this important issue. Join us at some point over the next several weeks to answer what it means to be human in organizations and avoid becoming a zombie.

“Hacking the World of Work impacted the way I conduct offsites with my own
organizations. It’s a very different kind of leadership experience that will challenge
your way of thinking about leadership and about the future of work and the next
generation workforce.”

- Tom Gobeille, CEO, Network Computing Architects, Inc.

Location: Seattle Pacific University, Otto Miller Hall 109
Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm Thursday nights

Dates: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/1, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21

Step 1: RSVP to and indicate the date you will attend.

Step 2: Do a little research on the following topics:

1. In what ways have you begun to behave like a zombie in your organization?
2. What is your organization doing to bring the “humanity” back to work?
3. What processes are being built or supported that are dehumanizing people?
4. What specific things are you doing to care for the human beings with whom
you work?

Step 3: Show up

The 2022 Leader: What Will Leading Look Like Ten Years From Now?

Last year, the Department of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Seattle Pacific University created a class that was designed to tackle an important issue in the world of work and leadership. This class is called Hacking the World of Work. This year our theme is the 2022 Leader. You are invited to join us over the next ten weeks to explore this engaging topic around leadership.  We promise you this will be a rare experience for you to be surrounded by 60 to 80 leading thinkers in this area who will impact how you think about work and leadership, and where you will be challenged to bring your own voice to the topic. If you would like to come, please RSVP to Brianna Piedmonte. We have space for 12 additional voices in the room, so contact us soon if you would like to join us.



Seattle Pacific University, Beagle Hall 201


5:30pm to 8:30pm Thursday nights


10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29

Step 1: RSVP to  Brianna Piedmonte and indicate the date you would like to attend

Step 2: Show up


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