Org Talks

Org Talks are discussions/presentations/meetings designed to promote dialogue between students, researchers, and practitioners. Org Talks cover topics in organizational behavior, industrial & organizational psychology, positive organizational psychology, and evaluation. Anyone with an interest is welcome – our speakers include academics and practitioners, alumni, and visiting psychologists. We meet approximately once a month during the semester.

Org Talks are run by organizational psychology students in DBOS. Blake Beckman ( and Gregory Hennessy ( are the current organizer. Please contact him if you have any questions.

Fall 2014 Events


Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Past, Present, and Future of Organizational Psychology at CGU
Dean Stewart Donaldson
12:00 – 1:00 P.M.
Burkle 12

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Video Meet and Greet
Professor Jeff Yip
12:00 – 1:00 P.M.
Burkle 14

Past Events

Feb 26, 2009
Dr. Joelle Greene
Becoming Data-driven and Outcomes Oriented: The Impact of Evaluation at National Community Renaissance


April 9, 2009
Dr. Geoff Smart
Q & A with the CEO of ghSMART Consulting and Best-Selling NYT Co-Author of Who?


April 16, 2009
Dr. Dov Eden
From Self-efficacy to Means Efficacy to Circumstantial Efficacy: Theoretical and Experimental Expansion of the Efficacy Construct


September 29, 2009
Todd Blickenstaff 
Social Trend Tracking at Toyota


October 27, 2009
Kim Perkins & Timothy Lisk
Online Surveys for Beginners, plus Power User Tips


November 24, 2009 
Geoff Dolan
Discussing Public Organizations


January 26, 2010 
Tom Lenzo
The 5 R's of Career Development
12-1:30pm, Burkle 16


February 16, 2010 
Dr. Lilian Abrams
Management Consulting
12-1:30pm, Burkle 16
October 21, 2010
Kile Dyer
11:45-1:00 pm


November 8, 2010
Ken Hopper & Will Hopper, Writers-in-Residence at the Drucker Institute
The Puritan Gift - Reclaiming the American Dream Amidst Global Financial Chaos
5:00-6:30 pm

This event is co-sponsored with the "Women in Leadership Across Disciplines" Transdisciplinary Reading Group.


November 9, 2010
Robert Dickman
The Elements of Persuasion
7:00-8:00 pm
Room ACB 215



December 2, 2010
Org Bingo
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7:30-9:30 pm
Room ACB 214



October 13, 2011
Panel Discussion featuring Suzanne Van Gils and Maj Fausing
Ethical Leadership and Follower (Un)Ethical Behavior: Shared Leadership and Efficacy Beliefs
11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
ACB 108


November 4th, 2011
Panel Discussion featuring Mindy Danna (Jeanne Hartley Consulting), Dave Jensen (S3),
Craig Robinson (Broadcom), Mike Wichman (Wichman & Associates)

Leader Development and Positive Psychology in Practice
11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Burkle 16


November 14th, 2011
Robert Dickman
Why Leaders Are Great Storytellers
4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Albrecht Auditorium


November 30th, 2011
Panel Discussion
Applied Careers in Psychology

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Ryan Navales
The Mission of the Midnight Mission
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Jorge Rufat-Latre
Creating Cultures of Creativity and Innovation
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Christyann Andrianopoulos, Taylor Massey, Carlos Puertas
Learning and Development at Disney