Wednesday, October 23, 2019
1:00–2:00 p.m.


Nexus Building, Room 126

Building Effective Teams

With James McGowan

The potential for success increases dramatically when people can work effectively as teams. Positive Psychology offers insight into how to increase our individual and collective potential by identifying and operating from a position of personal strength. This workshop explores the characteristics of good teams and the notion of positive teamwork in achieving team goals.

This event is part of Adelphi’s Leadership Certificate Program.

James McGowan, Executive Director of Off-Campus Administration, has been with Adelphi University since 2002. He provides supervision and academic oversight to the University’s extension centers and off-campus programs, including the Manhattan Center, Hauppauge Center, Hudson Valley Center, Catholic Health Services MBA programs, and several others. Jim holds two Masters Degrees in Psychology and is a certified School Psychologist. He has taught Psychology at Mercy College, Nassau Community College, and Adelphi University for over 30 years. Some of his courses include Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Prejudice, Theories of Human Behavior, Behavioral Psychology, Positive Psychology, Social Psychology, Managing Stress, Psychology of Learning, Human Development, Child Psychology, and several others. He has frequently used his expertise in human behavior to assist others in the business and corporate world, including workshops and seminars with various Chambers of Commerce and business associations. Jim has worked previously for the US Department of Health and Human Services and EEOC as well as over ten years as a Ground Service Supervisor for British Airways.

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Leadership Certificate Program LogoAbout the Leadership Certificate Program

The Leadership Certificate Program is an interdepartmental initiative hosted by the Center for Career and Professional Development, the Center for Student Involvement, the Office of Alumni Relations and the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business.

Its goal is to offer Adelphi undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to develop leadership and professional skills. Participants are able to attend workshops on a wide variety of topics during the course of the year. 

Requirements for Students

To participate in the Leadership Certificate Program, you must RSVP for a minimum of six events. Each student must complete the workshops within the academic year. Events are added throughout the year.

For further information, please contact:

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