Title: Advancing Women Leadership in Behavioral Health: Master Class – Powering Up Your Leadership Mindset


This Event Generously Sponsored By:

Featured Facilitators

Cherlyne Short Majors
Julie Chesley
Suzanne Lahl
Willow Institute
Pepperdine University
SyncUp Leadership Group


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Date: Thursday, May 31
Time: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Series Info: This event is part of an ongoing series that started at our AXIS conference and will continue at our CORE and CCSAD conferences. Please check those websites for updated information and make plans to join us.
Registration Info: This event is part of the Intensive Learning Series at this year’s WCSAD. You can register for this in one of two ways. If you plan to attend the full conference,
choose a full conference registration and check the box labeled “Intensive Learning Sessions” above where you type your first name. If you want to register for the Intensive Sessions ONLY,
select the option indicating you’d like to only register for those sessions from the first page of registration. After that, check the same box above the first name field.


**Exclusive Event for Women Only**


The Willow Institute in collaboration with C4 Recovery Foundation, proudly presents the Advancing Women Leaders in Behavioral Health Series.
The Willow Institute in collaboration with C4 Recovery Foundation, proudly presents the Advancing Women Leaders in Behavioral Health Series. Are you ready to release the powerful YOU that will take you to the next level of effectiveness in your organization? Attend this 6-hour session to identify and optimize your most powerful capabilities for leading. Master Class addresses the unique and exciting challenges of developing one’s personal approach to power. The behavioral health industry needs women leaders with expanded mindsets – where bold, innovative, transparent thinking is driven by relational, collaborative, and compassionate action. As leaders, we believe the most important resource you have is YOUR LEADERSHIP MINDSET. In this experiential and highly interactive session, you will:

  • GET TO KNOW YOURSELF AS A LEADER – Find out what collection of beliefs, values, assumptions and experiences inform how you interpret the world, how you relate to power in yourself and others, and how you take action.
  • HOW YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE is perceived and received by others
  • ARE YOU STUCK IN A MINDSET that is holding you back?

If Leadership, Self-Discovery, and Powering Up to be the Best You is what you crave to move your life and career forward, join women from across the country in this Master Class that includes: educational content, self-assessments, discovery exercises, sharing in trios and quartets, and large group dialogue. Participants will leave the experience with practices they can immediately put in place. If you thrive learning from and with other women, this is an event not to miss.

Led by noted organizational consultants, educators and coaches, Suzanne Lahl, MSOD, and Julie Chesley, PhD, this 6-hour session will leave you re-energized and powered up, and ready to face new challenges for expanded creativity, tenacity, agility, risk-taking, meaningful contribution, and authentic collaboration in organizations.

Featured Facilitator Biographies

Cherlyne Short-Majors, PhD

Cherlyne Short Majors, Ph.D., has held senior executive level positions in marketing, business development and administration for numerous internationally recognized, behavioral healthcare treatment providers including Charter Behavioral Health (National Director of Managed Care), Betty Ford Center (Executive Director of Business Development), Cirque Lodge (National Director of Business Development), UCLA-affiliated Summit Centers (Executive Director) and, most recently, Constellation Behavioral Health (Chief Development Officer; Senior Strategic Advisor). Additionally, she introduced an innovative pharmacotherapy for substance use disorders to the European market by embedding the product in leading Swiss clinics (Director of International Business Development). Dr. Majors’ experience in the fields of child/maternal health and behavioral health spans 30 years in a variety of settings, including treatment of alcohol and drug dependent children and adults, as well as the creation and direction of programs designed to provide such treatment. Her consulting practice includes domestic and international strategic business development, and quality improvement for behavioral health treatment providers. Dr. Majors’ education includes a Ph.D. in Addiction Studies (International University of Graduate Studies); Masters of Liberal Arts (Southern Methodist University); Masters of Arts in Medical Anthropology (Southern Methodist University); Master Addiction Counselor (National); Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (Texas); Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Inactive); Certification in Small Business International Management (Small Business International Trade Association of Oregon); and a Lifetime Teacher’s Certificate (Texas). Dr. Majors is a Founder of The Women’s CEO Global Alliance in Behavioral Health and is committed to encouraging and supporting existing and emerging women leaders through coaching and mentoring in a private practice. Most recently, she founded WILLOW Institute which is dedicated to developing leadership training for emerging women leaders in Behavioral Health. Having a global interest in cross-cultural healthcare systems has motivated Dr. Majors to enjoy international travel to and study in approximately 60 countries.

Julie Chesley, PhD

Julie Chesley, PhD is an Associate Professor of Organization Theory and Management at Pepperdine University. Julie’s teaching focuses on personal and group transformation as well as the critical thinking and analysis required to successfully lead large scale change. Julie has also been on the faculty at the United States Air Force Academy and at Colorado College.

In addition to her academic practice, Dr. Chesley has over thirty years experience implementing, teaching and researching organization management, including twenty years of service to the United States Air Force retiring as a Lt Colonel. During her Air Force career Julie had the opportunity to lead critical strategy implementation and change efforts including strategic planning for a major government agency which led to national recognition. Recently her consulting work has ranged from designing and facilitating strategic off-site meetings with Fortune 100 Presidents and their customers, to executive coaching, board succession planning, and survey feedback.

Julie has numerous publications and presentations including articles in California Management Review, Journal of Change Management, Journal of Business Research and the Journal of Leadership Studies, as well as two texts: Applied Project Management for Space Systems and Strategic Thinking: Today’s Business Imperative. She holds a B.S. in Management from the United States Air Force Academy, and an M.B.A and Ph.D. in Organization Theory and Management from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado.

Suzanne Lahl, MSOD

Suzanne Lahl, MSOD is a specialist in strategic thinking, leadership and organization development and mindset development. For over three decades she has created and delivered programs for non-profit and for-profit organization leaders to enhance performance, powerful and ethical leadership, strategic thinking and uncommon collaboration. A background in psychology, consciousness studies, communication, health and well-being and organization development supports Suzanne’s expanded and integrated approach to learning and development. Suzanne and her colleagues are recognized pioneers in applying neuroscience discoveries to their international coaching and leadership development practices for well over a decade. Suzanne and her business partner, Dr. Terri Egan—professor of Applied Behavioral Science at Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University, have created an evidence-based cutting edge model for developing leader mindsets to meet the challenges of a fast paced and complex world. Their model includes four capabilities: Dynamic Attention, Whole Person Integration, Strategic Clarity and Authentic Collaboration. As an organization development consultant, Suzanne inspires greatness in leaders—the kind that makes the world a better place. Working in partnership with CEOs, Boards of Directors, and leader/manager teams, Suzanne’s high energy workshops and retreats result in breakthroughs that drive both pragmatic and creative outcomes. In addition to consulting and mindset development coaching, Suzanne is an adjunct faculty member in the globally ranked Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) program at Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.

  • A very hopeful, healing and transformative experience!

  • We find the leaders in our field at WCSAD.

  • The best conference in my 30+ years in the field.

  • WCSAD is the only national addiction conference we exhibit at annually because it meets all of our objectives – more awareness, lead generation and networking.

  • A Disneyland of information, empowering us to improve our common goal in the field of addiction disorders.

  • As a first-time exhibitor and sponsor, our team enjoyed maintaining and securing new connections while having fun.

  • Intimate clinically-driven, great conference.

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