The presentation The Psychology and Spirituality of Institutional Leadership: Leadership Development within Professional Associations will aim to address the importance of committed involvement in professional organizations as an ethical imperative that protects from professional stagnation and “burnout.” Additionally, the presentation will discuss professional leadership as an ethical obligation to furthering the professions of psychology, counseling and social work. Professional leadership tailored to an individual’s personality and spirituality will be proposed and discussed. While leadership is often encouraged, there is little discussion of how it is to be done ethically. The presentation will review ethical standards within a leadership role in addition to suggesting a process of gradualism, where professionals graduate into tiers of involvement as their leadership skills improve. Finally, the spirituality of leadership will be emphasized as a professional “calling” to support the furthering of a professional association’s mission.
Describe involvement in professional associations as an ethical imperative.
Explain the leadership styles of various personality types.
Define ethical leadership by identifying ethical standards and mishaps.
Design a process for gradual tiered involvement in professional organizations as a model for leadership formation.
Describe the spirituality of leadership.
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Missionaries, Evangelists, Pastoral Counselors, Coaches, Spiritual Director
Level of Content: Intermediate