Psychologists and practitioners need strong consulting skills to guide organizations and their leaders toward desired strategic and tactical outcomes. For in-house staff, this encompasses assessing problematic areas, developing effective processes, and fostering appropriate behaviors aligned with organizational goals; for external consultants it includes similar steps, but also entails assessing the impact of culture and climate on organizational processes and individual behaviors.
MS and PhD students who want to participate in a face-to-face, hands-on learning experience featuring role play, teamwork, observed integration, and real time feedback and coaching. This intensive will provide intense and in-person immersion into the scenarios and case studies that will directly relate to the day-to-day challenges and opportunities students may encounter in their workplaces, current and future.
Students may attend a skill intensive retreat any time after the second quarter of their program.
The next CSI will be held July 29 - August 2, 2015 in Dallas, TX at the Hyatt Place Dallas/North Arlington/Grand Prairie.
Students are encouraged to e-mail their Student Success Advising team to request registration. Seating is limited to allow for individualized attention so students should register early to reserve their space.
CSI retreat fee is $1,595 which includes lodging, breakfast, and lunch each full meeting day. This fee is not included in your program tuition and does not include travel expenses.
Note: The CSI retreats are not residencies and will not count towards your residency requirement. If students have completed all your residency requirements, students still have to pay the tuition fee for the CSI as it is not a residency.
During most mornings, the faculty will present information. Students will then be formed into small consultant teams that will work collaboratively during the residency through an array of scenarios to support a notional client organization. Teams will be immersed in case analysis, role-playing, and hands-on activities.