Org Talks is a speaker series of discussions/presentations/meetings designed to promote dialogue among students, researchers, and practitioners. Org Talks covers topics in organizational behavior, industrial and 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 is one of the longest-running student organizations at CGU, with five-plus years of connection to the CGU community.

Org Talks is led by CGU students: Tina Lee (, Taylor Kimball (, and P. Seth Yelorda ( Please feel free to contact any one of them if you have any questions.

Spring 2019 Events

The Importance of Transparency and Trust in Organization Development
Mary Carrido and Panel

The Art of Feeding Heroes: Leadership and Training & Development
Jean-Marie Jobs (External Speaker)
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Burkle 12
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Making I/O Visible: The Role of Visuals and Narratives in I/O Psychology
Sevelyn VanRonk & Blake Beckmann
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Burkle 14
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Leadership in Consulting and Applied Practices
Professor Ron Riggio
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Burkle 14
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Past Events

February 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
anuary 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 Dyer11:45-1:00 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 pmThis 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
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 am – 12:30 pm
ACB 108

November 4, 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 am – 1:00 pm
Burkle 16

November 14, 2011
Robert Dickman
Why Leaders Are Great Storytellers
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Albrecht Auditorium

November 30, 2011
Panel Discussion
Applied Careers in Psychology

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Ryan Navales
The Mission of the Midnight Mission

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Jorge Rufat-Latre
Creating Cultures of Creativity and Innovation

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Christyann Andrianopoulos, Taylor Massey, Carlos Puertas
Learning and Development at Disney

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Social Hour
4:30 – 5:30 pm

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Past, Present, and Future of Organizational Psychology at CGU
Dean Stewart Donaldson
12:00 – 1:00 pm

September/October, 2014 (3 dates)
Consulting Job Hunt Workshops
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Video Meet and Greet
Professor Jeff Yip
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Monday, November 17, 2014
Neuroscience Applications to Organizations
Paul Zak
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Job Talk Panel
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Organizational Consultant
Giselle Timmerman
12 – 1:00 pm

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Org Psych Social
4:00 – 6:00 pm

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Client Communication and Team Communication
Christine Kelly, Director of the Career Development Office at CGU
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Positive Professionals: Creating High-Performance Profitable Firms through the Science of Engagement
Anne Brafford, Author, Speaker, Consultant
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Confessions of an I/O (mostly “I”) Psychologist
Harry Brull, Consultant
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Leadership and Energy
Bernd Vogel, Professor in Leadership
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

September 12, 2018
Michelle Bligh, Stewart Donaldson, Becky Reichard, Jeffery Yip, Ronald E. Riggio, and David Day Core and GFIP Faculty
Getting to Know Claremont Org Faculty
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

October 4, 2018
Christine Kelly, Director of the Career Development Office at CGUProfessional Communication
Career Development Workshop
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

November 14, 2018
Stewart Donaldson
Careers in Org – What can I do with this Degree?
Recommended Prereading: Read Parker & Liao (2016). Wise proactivity: How to be proactive and wise in building your career. Org Dynamics
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm