Just got word from the Australian Psychological Society that my submission to present an all-day workshop as part of its annual conference – this year held in Darwin in late September – has been accepted.
It has been a long time coming, as I’ve been proposing it for the last three years and each time it was rejected. This year, I put in for three different workshops and a paper presentation, and was waiting for all four to be rejected! This is called “Learned Helplessness”. But the all-day Presentation Magic workshop has been accepted, and while it is aimed at psychologists in various academic and applied settings, it will have practical value for those in other professions as well. Not sure if you have to register for the entire conference to attend, or just be a day registrant to gain access.
Should be a lot of fun challenging my peers about their presentation styles, which generally are perfect examples of “Death by Powerpoint”. The workshop happens at the end of the conference so hopefully with my trusty iPhone (which by then might be a 4th Generation model) I’ll take lots of pics of others’ slides during their paper presentations, and then perform a “slide makeover” during the workshop.
UPDATE: This workshop will now take place on Thursday October 1. It is the only all day workshop at the APS Conference scheduled for Thursday, and with places limited to 25 it will likely fill up fast.
From the APS website, here is the list of all workshops. The link to read more about them is here:
“The following workshops have been confirmed:
- Dr Bruce Stevens
Self care issues in the treatment of severe personality disorders
- Professor Graham Davidson
Understanding and managing ethical distress in psychological practice
- Mr Les Posen
Presentation skills for psychologists in academia, research, corporate and independent practice: using cognitive neuroscience to produce effective, memorable and engaging presentations
- Professor Alfred Allan
A principled approach to ethical decision-making
- Dr Sabine Hammond
Clinical supervision: Managing structure, process, relationships, problems and ethical issues
- Mr Tim Hannan
The neuropsychology of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in childhood
- Professor Paul Martin
Psychological management of chronic headaches
- Associate Professor Dennis McDermott
‘Deep Listening’ Workshop: beyond checklist approaches to cultural competence: engaging Indigenous clients by Indigenising praxis and integrating Aboriginal ways
- Professor Bob Montgomery
Psychological responses to disasters: An empirically informed approach to helping the survivors of trauma effectively and safely, in the field and in the clinic
- Dr Jack White
Writing reports for court: for criminal, family and civil matter“