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 organizers. Please contact either of them if you have any questions.

Fall 2014 Events

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Social Hour
4:30 - 5:30 P.M.
ACB 119


Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

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

September/October, 2014 (3 dates)

Consulting Job Hunt Workshops
12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
ACB 108


Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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

Monday, November 17, 2014

Neuroscience Applications to Organizations
Paul Zak
12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
Burkle 16


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Job Talk Panel
12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
Burkle 16


Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Organizational Consultant
Giselle Timmerman
12:00 – 1:00 P.M.
Burkle 14

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Org Psych Social
4:00 – 6:00 P.M.
Burkle 24

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