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Organizational and Leadership Psychology Alumni Alliance (OLPAA) invites you to join our collective!

Who are we? We are a collective group of graduates from the Organizational and Leadership Psychology field at William James College (soon to be William James College). The OLPAA organizes events that vary between workshops, training's, panels of experts, and networking events giving participants an opportunity to stay connected in the community, network with peers, and gain new and exciting knowledge within the field. As an ever-growing community the OLPAA is always improving and expanding; continuing to branch out within a greater network of opportunity.

Who can join? We consist of alumni interested in expanding their knowledge of the OLP field through utilizing collective intelligence to plan and host targeted OLP events. We have an elected group of alumni officers who plan quarterly events and also encourage members' suggestions and help in event planning and facilitation. Most events are free and open to anyone interested in attending.

What are the benefits? One of the most successful strategies for finding employment in OLP is networking. The Alliance gives graduates a place to meet and greet with those currently practicing in the field. Additionally, Organizational Psychology is a constantly evolving field. By attending and participating in Alumni Alliance events one may gain invaluable information and experience personal growth.

What is the commitment? The OLPAA is free to join and does not at this time collect any dues from members. Members attend quarterly events and are encouraged to aid in the organization or preparation of these events. Phone calls are planned monthly for OLPAA board members to check in on event status as well on request. Any members who are interested in joining the board or helping with planning are encouraged to join the calls. As an elected OLPAA representative your time commitment will vary depending on events but can expected to be 1-2 hours a week, mostly remotely.

What to expect? During our events we have had practitioners in the field, book releases, question and answer panels with experts, interactive workshops, model training's, and organized networking events. Each quarterly event is molded and shaped by the Alumni Alliance members and organizers and we want your voice to be heard. If you know someone who would make a good speaker or have an idea on what would be a great area to have training in, we want to hear it.

How can I get involved? Email Colin Nolan and Rebecca Rodriguez (Alumni Alliance Co-Chairs) at the OLPAA email if you would like to join or find out more information:

Meet the OLPAA Co-Chairs

Colin Nolan

Colin NolanColin Nolan
Organizational Psychology, Class of 2013

Colin Nolan is an organizational psychologist and mental health professional that currently works for the Department of Children and Families. Mr. Nolan has worked primarily with cultural competency development, group facilitation practices, teen leadership development, and training design in mental health/social work settings. He currently works with D.C.F. strengthening youth and parental leadership as well as fatherhood engagement. On top of this, he is trained in cultural competency training facilitation and development/design, family group conference facilitation, the Reflective Sand Tray, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, and engagement of the 4 learning primary styles.

Mr. Nolan earned his master's degree in organizational psychology from William James College (formerly known as MSPP) in 2013, and his bachelor's degree majoring in psychology, minoring in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2010.

Colin Nolan

Rebecca Rodriguez

Rebecca RodriquezRebecca Rodriguez
Organizational Psychology, Class of 2014

Believing that every person has a fundamental need to feel heard, Rebecca is an organizational psychologist who consults groups and teams on the health of their communication and productivity. Using tools such as Structural Dynamics Theory and David Kantor's Four-Player Model, Rebecca helps groups shift from dysfunctional communication patterns to functional and productive interactions. Through collaborative and authentic leadership and her commitment to creating communication transparency in her work, Rebecca generates trust and credibility within a community in order to improve organizational relationships and productivity between employees, customers, workers and the organization itself.

Rebecca graduated from William James College's Organizational Psychology master's program in 2014 with a focus on interpersonal communication and earned a bachelor's degree in Communication from the University of Arizona in 2005. Before entering the world of organizational psychology, Rebecca worked for eight years in digital advertising and marketing for companies such as Madden Media and The Wall Street Journal.

Rebecca Rodriguez