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|Annual Convention 2020|
After careful consideration and for the safety of our members, presenters, attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors, PPA2020 has been postponed.
SAVE THE DATE for PPA2021: June 9-12, 2021 at the
More information about the 2021 Convention will be available soon. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you next year!
When we demonstrate these skills and characteristics in our own work, mentor others in ways that help them fulfill their own leadership goals, or advocate for systems and practices that promote the well-being of those we serve, we lead by example.
The goal of this year’s theme is to provide our members with opportunities to further develop their leadership-related skills so that they can lead more effectively in their workplaces and communities; lead through advocacy for evidence-based and ethical practices; and lead PPA into the future.
PPA is excited to welcome Dr. Sandra Shullman, as this year's Keynote Speaker! Dr. Shullman is a Managing Partner at the Columbus Office of Executive Development Group, LLC and she is also currently president of APA.
Dr. Shullman is internationally known in leadership and executive assessment and development and manages large and long-term organizational clients for the firm. Sandy has taught leadership at the HEC School of Business for their EMBA and MBA programs in Paris, Doha, Beijing, and Shanghai, and has also served as faculty for the Duke University Fuqua School of Business Global Learning Network. Her distinguished record of organizational work experience has focused on leadership and executive development, executive coaching, strategic planning and multicultural and diversity initiatives, working with major global organizations and leaders.
Join us for Dr. Shullman's FREE Keynote Luncheon, Learn…Lead…Change: Psychologists as Learning Leaders on Wednesday, June 17 at 11:30 am. This event is free and open to everyone! Please be sure to select this event as you are registering for the convention!
Additional Special Events
Wednesday, June 17
Thursday, June 18
(The All-Access Pass includes a ticket for the Psychology in Pennsylvania Luncheon.)
Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception and PA Psychological Foundation Silent Auction
PPA Annual Awards Dinner
Friday, June 19
Update from the State Board of Psychology
Saturday, June 20
We will be donating blankets for children and adolescents through the Lititz/Lancaster chapter of Project Linus (projectlinus.org), and for animals through the Humane League of Lancaster County (humanepa.org). If you would like to bring a blanket with you to Convention, the specifications for each organizations are listed below. If you'd prefer to spend some time at Convention making a blanket in the company of your PPA colleagues and enjoy a free lunch, materials and a simple, no-sew pattern will be provided on-site!
Please register for this event if you plan on attending and making blankets at Convention so we can provide enough materials and lunch for all those attending!
Project Linus Donation Requirements: Project Linus accepts donations of handmade blankets in child-friendly colors and patterns, ranging from 36" x 36" for babies to twin bedding-size for teens. They request that all blankets be made of materials that are new, unused, washable, and free of contaminants or strong odors (e.g., mold, smoke, unusually strong detergent). They do not accept non-handmade blankets. Knitted and crocheted blankets should be made of soft, acrylic, washable yarn in a sport or worsted weight; wool cannot be accepted due to potential allergies. Quilted blankets should be made of 100% cotton fabric with low-loft polyester batting. Fleece blankets should be single-layer and made of anti-pill fleece with the printed selvage end removed before fringing or finishing; please do not finish blankets with tied knots. All blankets should be free of buttons or other embellishments that could become loose and pose a choking hazard. Patterns and resources are available at projectlinus.org/patterns.
Humane League of Lancaster County Donation Requirements: The Humane League requests donations of 100% polyester machine washable fleece blankets. Their suggested size is 50" x 60"; a link to one option that meets their criteria can be found at humanepa.org/donations/wishlist.
Cancellations made less than 72 hours before the workshop and no shows for the Convention will result in forfeiture of the entire registration fee.
PPA recognizes that serious issues, out of the attendee’s control, may arise and could prevent an attendee from cancelling their registration by the
Intermediate: Participants should have some basic knowledge of the specific content you will cover, but need not have in-depth knowledge or skills. The program will provide information at a level beyond the basic knowledge of the topic.
Advanced: To participate fully, those enrolled must possess a substantial working knowledge or skill level in your specific content area. Generally, the knowledge or skill involved is currently used by the participant in his/her job. At this level, advanced techniques or knowledge would be offered to refine and expand current expertise.