CAPIO ADVANCED TRACK: Rethinking Strategies: Increase Leadership Capacity and Improve Communication
Power Lunch Webinar


Research shows that thinking outside of the box about leadership theories and mentoring teams makes a difference. During this webinar, attendees will take a deep dive into the published, peer-reviewed literature on leadership, mentoring and generational traits.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Learn how empathy mixed with generative dialogue improve teamwork and collaboration.
  • Learn to structure work teams to build engagement and minimize silos.
  • Gain results by promoting creativity and building a mentoring culture.

CAPIO’s Advanced Track courses are designed for members with more than five years of experience in communications (or related field) and/or to CAPIO members who have completed CAPIO’s Certificate in Communications.


Date: July 11, 2023
Time: 1 to 2 p.m.

Cost: CAPIO members $30 | Free for Professional+ Members


APR Continuing Education Unit

Mary Ann Pearson, Ed.D., APR

Mary Ann Pearson has more than 30 years of experience in public relations, journalism, leadership and education. She has worked in public relations specializing in public relations campaigns in property management, real estate and nonprofit work. Pearson worked with the Hispanic Literacy Program in Colton, Give Big Riverside, Girl Scouts of America, PRSA, CAPIO, Colton Joint Unified School Districts Superintendent’s cabinet, International Mentoring Association,  Dr. Paul and Annie Kienel Leadership Institute fellow, and PRSA as a PRSAIE Board member, Western District Board Member and Educators Academy, executive board member. Dr. Pearson holds a doctorate in Education and is an APR.

 Monica O’Rourke, Ph.D

Monica O’Rourke is a kinesiologist and health education professional with over 25 years of experience in the field. She is a national speaker on health-fitness education research, promoting and advocating for healthy lifestyles. Monica’s experience includes director for the Center for Maximizing Wellness at Trevecca University, director of physical education K-12, director of public relations for professional motocross and action sports athletesnce.

 Gaynell Vanderslice, Ph.D

Gaynell Vanderslice, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and the Leadership Studies Program Coordinator at California Baptist University Jabs School of Business. Gaynell teaches leadership, human capital development, organizational behavior, change management, ethics and business communications.  She has conducted several workshops on self-awareness, emotional intelligence and team building.