Greetings Fielding Alumni and Friends
Fielding Alumni Newsletter - April 2017
Summer Session Registration Is Open
Clinical Psychology Alumni Summer Series 2017
Saturday, June 24
Fielding Washington, DC Office
1101 Connecticut Ave. NW | Suite 450 Washington, DC 20036

Sunday - Monday, June 25 - 28
The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road |  Alexandria, VA 22311 A select series of seminars and special social events are scheduled for alumni to meet with faculty, students, and university leadership to engage in meaningful conversation and connections during the Clinical Psychology Summer Session 2017.
Click here for registration and hotel information.
School of Leadership Studies (HOD/ELC/IECD/EBC) Summer Session 2017 
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa 
245 East Ina Road, Tucson, AZ 85704

Remember the day you graduated? We scheduled special events for you and new graduates to gather together in celebration along with seminars for you to continue your life-long learning journey.

This year’s program offers seminars and workshops from across degree programs to brush up on topics you may want to revisit, along with timely and relevant topics providing a space for academic discussion and exploration with faculty, students, and alumni.

Registration closes on May 12 at 9:00 am (PT)
Inclusion Council Search - Invitation to Participate

The search committee for the Inclusion Council Chair has identified three finalists for the position. The primary charge for this position is to lead the implementation of the Strategic Diversity Plan. This message is to remind you about the opportunity to participate in the search process during interviews taking place on April 18, 19, and May 3.
Now Accepting 2017-2018 ISI Fellow Proposals

The Institute for Social Innovation (ISI) supports research, professional development, and organizational consulting projects that build human capital and sustainable change.

ISI Fellows have one-year appointments with renewal contingent on progress and future plans. Remuneration for Fellows is contingent upon external funding and follows university standards. All appointments include the use of Fielding business cards, access to the Fielding Institutional Review Board (IRB), access to Fielding technology and library resources, use of the ISI Team site to exchange ideas and research opportunities, and consultative assistance from ISI staff.

Fellows are invited to share project outcomes with the Fielding community at sessions, clusters, and through online presentations.

Ideas for projects in research, professional development, and organizational consulting are welcome. Required project elements are noted to ensure that critical success factors are addressed in your proposal. Click here for more information before submitting your proposal by the June 1, 2017, deadline.

Alumni Focus Webinars
Navigating the Talent Tsunami: Building Capability and Connection in your Workforce with Maryanne Spatola
Tuesday, June 6  5:00 pm PT / 6:00 pm MT/ 8:00 pm ET

The multigenerational workforce has arrived. Now what? This session will provide you with a foundation for understanding how to leverage the various capabilities of a multigenerational workforce, increase the capacity to deliver on business results and make connections across the organization for empowering collaboration and innovation. 

Maryanne Spatola is the SVP, CHRO at Solix, Inc. She holds a master of science degree in human resources from New York University and a bachelor of arts degree in social science from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ. Maryanne is an alumna of Fielding and holds a certificate in Evidence Based Coaching for Organization Leadership. She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Garden State Council SHRM. Maryanne earned her Senior Human Resource Professional (SPHR), SHRM-SCP designations as well as Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS) certification. 
Navigating Real World Complexity: The New Currency of Successful Leadership with alumna Cynthia Cavalli, PhD
Last month, Dr. Cavalli shared what it means to explore through story how a leader’s ability to successfully navigate emergence and uncertainty is critical to complex organizations. She provided a high-level overview of her teachings that will occur during Summer Session in Tucson, AZ. 

Missed last month's webinar with Dr. Cavalli? Not to worry! Click here to visit the Alumni Relations YouTube channel.

Upcoming Events
Monday - Wednesday, May 1-3
Santa Barbara, CA
Intensive on Somatics, Phenomenology and Communicative Leadership 2017
La Casa de Maria
Come and experience a range of modalities for enhancing somatic awareness and improving practice skills. The intensive is facilitated by Fielding faculty, doctoral students, and alumni who are seasoned practitioners along with guest presenters.
Click here for registration and program information.
Wednesday - Saturday, April 26-29
Austin, TX 
Regional Research and Praxis Session
Interested in brushing up on your research skills while connecting with your Fielding colleagues in Austin, TX? Then this is the event for you! There are only a few spaces left. For program and registration information, email Barbara Mink
Saturday, May 13
Bronx, NY
New York Cluster
Hostos Community College
Join students support each other on their studies; occasional mini-lectures from faculty; updates of Fielding activities.
All programs welcome.
ZOOM log in available!
To register, email:
Saturday, May 13
Toronto, Canada
Alumni Regional Network Gathering
Save the Date!
Local alumni are planning a get together and you are invited!
For more information, email:
EPPP Study Support via ZOOM
Sunday, May 21 & June 18

Join a friendly group of alumni and faculty to help you prepare for the EPPP.

Meetings are held on May 21 and June 18 at 5:00 pm PDT/ 6:00 pm MDT / 8:00 pm EDT.

Join ZOOM from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: OR Telephone: Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) 

Meeting ID: 787 664 4564    

Questions? Email faculty Elaine Hanson or call 303-475-8858.

Thursday - Friday, May 25-26
Amsterdam, Netherlands
European Alumni Regional Meeting
Design Methods for Social Innovation: A collaborative endeavor between Fielding, The Reframing Studio, and the University of Applied Sciences
 For more information and to RSVP, email Alyea Sandovar
Saturday, June 24
Washington, DC
Join  President Rogers,  Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Research Orlando Taylor, local Fielding Board members, local Fielding faculty, alumni, and students to learn about the latest developments at Fielding, new resources available to alumni, and engage in a dynamic discussion about leadership and current business development topics.

Click here to register and for more information. 

The San Francisco Bay Area Cluster wants to know if you can join them on April 29, May 6, or May 27. They are also polling to find out future availability:

Questions? Contact Jo Ann Prompongsatorn Farrant at
Media PSY Calendar of Events

Tuesday - Thursday, May 23-25
Los Angeles, CA
The Digital Hollywood Experience
The Skirball Center
Limited comp tickets available.

Cluster Session/Dinner Details: 

When:  Wednesday, May 24 at 7pm (or after the last conference session for the day)

Where:  LA location TBA

Wednesday- Thursday, May 24-25
New York, NY
The Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP) 2017 Annual Conference
Contact for possible discount:  Regina Tuma

Cluster Session/Dinner Details:  

When:  May 24 at 7pm (or after the last conference session for the day) 

Where:  NYC location TBA

Tuesday - Saturday, May 25-29
San Diego, CA
 The International Communication Association  2017 conference
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel
Contact:   Pamela Rutledge OR  Karen Dill-Shackleford

Cluster Session/Dinner Details:  

When:  Friday, May 26 at 7pm (or after the last conference session for the day) 

Where:  San Diego location TBA

Wednesday- Friday, May 31- June 2
Santa Clara, CA
Augmented World Expo
Santa Clara Convention Center
AR and VR are bringing superpowers to the people and this year we are on a mission to highlight how to use these Superpowers to Change the World.

When:  Thursday, June 1 at 5pm (or after the last conference session for the day) 

Where: Bourbon Pub at Levi Stadium (across the street from the AWE conference center at 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, CA 95054)

Thursday - Friday, June 22-23
San Diego, CA
21st Annual Character Matters Conference
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
Every year teachers, administrators, social workers, coaches, parents, caregivers and college instructors gather from around the world to learn why character education matters in our educational system. Attendees learn cutting-edge techniques to teach character education from experts around the globe.
Contact:  Jason Ohler

Cluster Session/Dinner Details:  

When:  Friday, May 26 at 7pm (or after the last conference session for the day) 

Where:  San Diego location TBA

Tuesday - Wednesday June 27-28
Chicago, IL
National Association for Media Literacy Education Conference 2017 
The mission of the conference is to explore the relationships between media literacy education, civic participation and community-building within our contemporary culture.
Contact:  Jason Ohler

Cluster Session/Dinner Details:  

When:  Wednesday, June 28 at 7pm (or after your last conference session for the day) 

Where:  Downtown Chicago location TBA 

Alumni Book Showcase
Thank you to all alumni who sent us your books! Interested in having your latest book included in the Alumni Library? Send a copy to the Office of Alumni Relations and we will share in upcoming newsletters and at upcoming Sessions.

Secret Charles-Ford, EdD (ELC 2014)
Alumni News

Marilyn Bailey-Jefferson, EdD, (ELC 2010) was awarded the 2017 Southern Early Childhood Education Association President's Award.

Cheri Gurse, PhD, (HOD 2013) accepted a full-time faculty in the liberal arts program at Antioch-Santa Barbara teaching Business Ethics & Social Responsibility, and Community Psychology & Social Change.  

Dr. Pamela Thomas, EdD, (ELC 2011) principal at Opportunities Industrialization Centers (OIC) of America’s Career and Academic Development Institute (CADI), was honored by The American Conference on Diversity with the 2017 Bridge Builder Award in April during the 69th Annual Humanitarian Awards Gala at the Pleasantdale Château in West Orange, NJ.

Ande Diaz, PhD, (HOD  2009) associate provost for diversity and organizational development at Allegheny College, in Pennsylvania, was appointed chief diversity officer at Saint Anselm College, in New Hampshire.

June Klein, EdD, (ELC 2010) vice president for business affairs and CFO of Palo Alto University, was awarded by the FEI's Silicon Valley Chapter  as one of the four Finance Executives of the Year (FEOY).

Clarice Ford, EdD, (ELC 2003) was named  vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Illinois Springfield.
University News

Fielding Trustee Leonard Haynes was instrumental in drafting President Trump’s recent executive order to move the federal initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from the Department of Education into the White House.

“It increases the ability of the HBCU community to leverage federal support with the private sector in areas of mutual interest,” says Dr. Haynes, who served as executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs from 2007 to 2009. “The historic relocation means future Presidents of the U.S. will find the initiative front and center in their domestic policy agenda.”

Fielding Board chair Linda Honold added, “These are historic opportunities, both for elevating the prominence of HBCUs on the national stage and for Fielding to establish partnerships with respected institutions that are aligned with our mission. We are fortunate to have such a leader as one of our trustees.”

Dr. Haynes also played a crucial role in bringing together the leaders of the University of District Columbia and Tulane University with Fielding to explore the possibility of creating a new doctoral program in urban leadership and entrepreneurship. This exploration will be led by Fielding faculty member Dr. Lenneal Henderson.

Happy Birthday Fielding!

The university launched in March 1974. Fielding is proud to still be dedicated to the values our founders set forth: a commitment to adult learners and a passion for applying scholarship to social issues.

Thank you, alumni, for being an important part of Fielding's legacy!


Russell Sage Foundation Small Awards in Behavioral Economics

One of the oldest foundations in the country, the Russell  Sage Foundation was established by Margaret Olivia Sage in 1907 for “the improvement of social and living conditions in the United States.”  The foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for its Small Awards in Behavioral Economics program no later than May 31, 2017. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by August 15, 2017. More info at    

Get published and present a case study/paper
at an international conference in India 
 A good number of Fielding alumni, and doctoral students, along with a few School of Leadership Studies faculty members have participated in this gathering of scholars and practitioners from around the world during the last four years.
Please see more information at
Fielding may provide a travel allowance in the amount of $500 for up to four doctoral students/alumni to attend this conference in India based on availability.
Kindly note that you must have a paper accepted to be eligible for consideration of this travel support. Please feel free to reach out to SLS faculty members and conference co-chair Tojo Thatchenkery with any questions you might have about this opportunity at Abstract is due April 30, 2017.
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