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(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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College Station, TX, USA
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Charles R. Ridley
[Organizational Doctor]
Dr. Charles Ridley is professor of counseling psychology at Texas A & M University. A licensed psychologist and Fellow of the American Psychological Association, he has consulted extensively with for-profit and non-profit organizations. In his consultations, he has provided managerial and executive assessments, job analyses, executive coaching and counseling, assessment centers, and training and development seminars and workshops. As an avowed scientist-practitioner, his passion is to translate social and behavioral science principles into practical application and literally “give psychology away.” The aim of this passion is to help individuals and organizations to function ...See All

Education

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Counseling Psychology
M.A., Ball State University, Student Personnel Administration
B.A., Taylor University, Biblical Literature

Expert Academy on LiL
4 Completed Sessions
Last Session:
Fri Nov 18 2011 at 01:00 pm EDT
Last Log-in:
Sat Dec 24 2011 at 04:17 pm EDT
On Learn It Live Since:
Wednesday Jul 20, 2011
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Consultation has become integral to our business and professional landscape. It touches all types of organizations. And there are a myriad of consulting firms and independent consultants offering a wide range of products and services. Yet, as the industry is unregulated, consultants vary considerably in their competence, and no best practices exist to establish any sense of quality assurance. How then do client organizations determine if a prospective consultant can meet expectations and deliver as promised? Participants in this class will learn to become astute consumers of consultation. They will learn to look beyond the hype, credentials and pedigree, and even reputation of consultants. Rather than being hoodwinked, they will find out how to assess potential consultants on the basis of ten critical criteria. These criteria separate competent consultants from incompetent ones.
Change is inevitable. Actually, change is the norm in our dynamic, fast moving world. To survive, let alone thrive, organizations must be nimble, adaptive, and stay ahead of the change curve. However, few obstacles present more of a challenge to leaders than resistance to change. It can stop progress dead in its tracks, intefering with the implementation of new ideas and plans. Yet, the more we fight resistance, the stronger it often gets. Resistors defy change for a reason, and understanding the reason is crucial to the success of initiatives put forth by change agents. Participants in this class will benefits from three learning outcomes: 1) They will be able to identify resistance, whether in its overt or covert manifestations; 2)They will determine the uninterntional and inadvertent role they play in resistance; and 3) They will acquire skills in a compendium of resistance prevention and intervention strategies.
As a change agent--one who is committed to the health of your organization--are you stuck on a treadmill? If the answer is yes, you have a lot of company, for your situation is all too common. You ponder how to doctor your organization back to health, exude great energy and effort, but you are getting nowhere. In the second session of this webinar series, we address the process of doctoring toxic organizations, including principles and practical guidelines for assertively confronting dysfunction. Participants will acquire practical skills that are based on social science knowledge. This skiil set will enable them to confront toxicity and move their organizations toward greater health.
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