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Weatherhead Faculty Members Present Award-Winning Symposium at Academy of Management Conference

Posted 8.20.2019

Weatherhead Faculty Members Present Award-Winning Symposium at Academy of Management Conference

The Academy of Management selected a symposium organized by Weatherhead School of Management faculty Melvin Smith, PhD and Ellen Van Oosten, PhD, as “Best Symposium” in the Management Education and Development Division.

Smith and Van Oosten presented the 90-minute symposium, titled “Desired Outcomes in Coaching: Coaching for ‘Sticky’ Intentional Change”, at the Academy of Management Conference that took place in Boston from August 9-14.

Panelists on the symposium included Weatherhead faculty member Richard Boyatzis, PhD, Weatherhead alumni and Coaching Research Lab fellows Angela Passarelli, PhD and Scott Taylor, PhD and coaching psychologist and University of Sydney faculty member Anthony Grant, PhD.  The symposium highlighted two approaches to coaching for intentional change shown to result in sustained, desired change in the individuals being coached.

The presenters’ topics were:

  • Why Do We Coach? And How Do We Know If It Is Working? (Richard Boyatzis, Case Western Reserve University)
  • Scott Taylor - Coaching to Behavior Change and the Real Self (Scott Taylor, Babson College)
  • Qualitative Accounts of Executive Coaching Outcomes (Angela Passarelli, College of Charleston)
  • Coaching for Intentional Positive Change: Meta-perspectives and Micro-level Insights into the Psycho-mechanics of Intentional Change (Anthony Grant, University of Sydney)  

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