News and Events
The Center for Leadership Research & Development (CLR&D) is focused on Preparing a generation of leaders in business, not-for-profit, and ministry settings, by utilizing our experience and competence in conducting cutting-edge applied research on the journey, formative experiences, and lessons learned by leaders; creating research-based tools, resources, and processes to help leaders learn and get help in real time; establishing strategic partnerships with other leaders, experts, networks, and clearing houses; and training a cadre of highly skilled leaders, researchers, and leadership development practitioners.
Driven by Important Questions:
What difference do leaders make? What does it mean to invest deeply in the learning and development of a generation of leaders? How do we learn from past experiences and current challenges? Who are the mentors, coaches, and guides who can help us lead? What is character and what difference does it make? We believe that seeking answers to these questions is important, and that process is something we call research.
The Center for Leadership Research & Development is closely affiliated with the Department of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Seattle Pacific University, and affixed with the community of people and organizations committed to developing the leadership potential in a generation. Our recent publications include writings on calling, character, sacrificial leadership, leadership development, career transitions, mentoring, executive coaching, and HR innovations. We are Innovators in using web-based technologies to develop leaders in real time. When it comes to developing a generation of leaders, our faculty, students, alumni, and strategic partners are known for their deep thinking about the realities of leading well, and for their skill at making research and tools accessible to leaders just like you.
Connect with the CLR&D:
YRU 2012 May 20th, 6-8pm, Upper Gwinn Commons
for more information & to register visit YRU 2012
Every day we are surrounded by hundreds of people who are trying to figure out what their lives are all about. Some of these people have lost their jobs. Others have jobs, but feeling completely off track. Some have experienced great blessings in life, while others feel a sense that they missed out on their purpose at some point along the way. Some are deeply burdened by guilt and shame about a mistake they made, and many of these people are wondering if they are the only ones.
Whether this is you or someone you know, many of us feel a sense that we need a safe space to talk intentionally about the challenges and opportunities in our lives. We feel that we have a unique opportunity to provide that space on May 20th.
What will it be like?
Every person a participant. No big name speakers.
Engaging, Energizing, Conversational, Real.
Full of Hope and yes, Love. While none of us can shy away from the real regrets and mistakes we have made in the past, we are attempting to learn from them, and creating paths to hope and possibility in the midst of challenges and pain. It’s no secret that SPU is a community that is faith based, made up of many people who come from a Christian faith perspective. For that reason, we are committed to making YRU a place where people might find hope and possibility in the midst of whatever they are facing.
Congratulations Victoria Campbell!
Congratulations to 2007 cohort member Victoria Campbell, who successfully defended her dissertation on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012. The title of her dissertation is: The gender wage gap: Perceptions of self-efficacy and argumentativeness in salary negotiations.
Congratulations Joy Hereford
Congratulations to 2005 cohort member Joy Hereford, who successfully defended her dissertation Februrary 2012. The title of her dissertation is: Enough is Enough: The Curviliniear Relationship Between Personality and Leadership.
"A Compass in Chaos: Navigating Transitions in Work & Life"
December 1, 2011, 1:00-5:00 (Thursday)
January 6, 2012, 1:00-5:00 (Friday)
Library Seminar Room
January 21, 2012, 9:00-2:00 (Saturday)
Cremona, Room 101
Congratulations Glenna Chang!
2006 I/O psychology cohort member Glenna Chang, who successfully defended her dissertation on Tuesday, May 3, 2011! The title of her dissertation is “The Hidden Curriculum: Hazing and Professional Identity”. The Chair of her dissertation committee is Paul Yost, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology. Other committee members are Lynette H. Bikos, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, and Dana L. Kendall, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology.
Congratulations Richard Kobayashi!
2006 I/O Psychology cohort member Richard M. Kobayashi successfully defended his dissertation titled: "Looking for a Sign: It's what Customers Expect" on April 18th, 2011.
His chair is Margaret Diddams, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, and his committee members are Joey A. Collins, Psy.D., Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Gary L. Karns, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Professor of Marketing in SPU's School of Business and Economics.
Congratulations Diana Ecker!
The faculty in the Department of Industrial/Organizational Psychology is proud to announce that we have selected Diana Ecker as the 2010-2011 Scottish Rite Scholarship recipient. The Industrial/Organizational Psychology Scottish Rite Scholarship is awarded to a 2nd year doctoral student in Industrial/Organizational Psychology who has shown evidence of outstanding scholarship, leadership in research activities, and an overall commitment to the program and its mission. Diana has a sincere passion for leadership development across many domains and is serving as a lead researcher on work with the Free Methodist Church of North American and their 1,000 pastors. Our decision was based on her excellence as a student, a person, a growing scholar, and as a outstanding member of our I/O and SPU community. We are proud to be able to select Diana for this great honor.
Congratulations Tanya Nicole Boyd!
2005 PhD cohort member Tanya Nicole Boyd successfully defended her dissertation titled “The surprising impact of purpose: The effects of calling on the relationship between job demands and burnout.” The Chair of her dissertation committee is Rob McKenna, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Industrial / Organizational Psychology. After teaching in the School of Business and Economics here at SPU for the last two years, Tanya and her family are moving to Lawrence Kansas where she will take the position of Project Manager for Organizational Development at Collective Brands, the parent company for Payless Shoes.
Yost's Articles Published
Dr. Paul Yost has recently published several articles and commentaries on how companies and individuals can more leverage on-the-job development. Recent publications include:
Yost, P. R., & Plunkett, M. M. (2010). Developing leadership talent through experiences. In Strategy driven talent management: A leadership imperative (pp. 313-348). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Yost, P.R. (2010). Integrated talent management at Microsoft. In R. Silzer, & B. Dowell (Eds.), Strategy driven talent management: A leadership imperative (pp. 641-654). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Yost, P. R., & Plunkett, M. M. (2010). Ten catalysts to spark on-the-job development in your organization. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 3, 20-23.
Yost, P. R., & Chang, G. (2009). Everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 2, 442-445.
Yost’s Book Published