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2024 ECP Leadership Academy

The application period for the 2024 ECP Leadership Academy is now open. See below for program details and online application.

Program Structure

  • To promote and build leadership skills among early career psychologists (ECPs) in Connecticut
  • Engagement of ECPs within CPA and their profession within the state
  • Foster the development of the next generation of psychology leaders
  • Help shape the future of psychology in Connecticut.
  • Applications DUE by March 1st, 2024

Program Outline

  • The program will run from March – December.
  • Participants will attend zoom Webinars throughout the program (Monthly)
  • Peer group leadership discussions (Monthly)
  • 1-1.5 hours each Webinar
  • Participants will also be paired with a leadership mentor throughout the duration of the program

Past Webinars and Zoom call topics included:

  • Building Advanced Leadership Skills
  • Running Effective Meetings
  • CT legislation advocacy (influencing laws and policies)
  • Ethics in Leadership
  • Leading Businesses I/O perspectives
  • Leadership in Professional Organizations
  • Radio and Camera Skills – Talking with the Media

And more

Benefits of Joining The CPA Leadership Academy

Participants will be connected with a one-on-on mentor with advanced leadership skills, and meet with their mentor once a month for leadership coaching. Mentors will help participants set and develop leadership goals, and provide advice and counsel to help build leadership competencies, skills, and abilities.

Additional Benefits

  • Participate in monthly leadership webinars and zoom calls
  • Access to Pre-recorded Webinars on Different Topics Relevant to our Field
  • Exposure and opportunities to network with psychologists and psychology leaders throughout the state.
  • The opportunity to expand leadership potential and explore leadership opportunities to advance your career.
  • Learn to host a professional webinar
  • Opportunities to learn and get involved with CPA Governance

Non CPA Members to join CPA and the Leadership Academy

  • CPA Membership Fee Reduced to $60 to join CPA as an ECP (Reg. Price $100 or more)
  • Academy attendees new to CPA will get 50% off the Fall CPA Convention

Benefits for Current CPA ECP Members

  • Free to join the Academy
  • Free Convention

Leadership Academy Timeline

Starts in March, ends in December (10 month program)

Monthly Webinars March -December

Expectations of CPA Leadership Academy Participants

  • ECPs will develop goals to work on during the academy experience
  • ECPs need to commit to being able to attend a majority of the webinars
  • ECPs commit to meeting monthly with their mentor

Application Materials

  • Applications Should be Submitted by March 1st, 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. CPA Members or willing to join CPA (discounted rate for new members who join the academy)
  2. Early Career Psychologists (within 10 years of their doctoral degree) or a postdoctoral resident/fellows
  3. ECPs and Postdocs with a strong interest in developing and growing their leadership skills.
All applications will be considered. Minorities and individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Application Period: January – February

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ECP Leadership Academy Application

The application period for the 2024 ECP Leadership Academy is now open.

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