Opportunism and the Accidental Humanitarian                                                      Dr. Chris E. Stout       ...
<< Warning >>• What I am about to talk   • I’d love to tell you that  about has applied to        what I have done is the ...
Admittedly, I had a lot of advantages…• Parents divorced <         • School phobic and  1y/o                         anxie...
Psychology Changed My Life
Portfolio Career (Life)While I’ve been involved in    • Private Practice  a number various areas,          – In/Outpatient...
All Work and No Play…                 • Married (to a                   psychologist, duh)                 • 2 Children   ...
Books, Books, Books….
Contemporary Psychology
My 3 (or so) Epiphanies
The New Humanitarians (more books…)
The Tyranny of the 501(c)3                                      •   Objectives: Incubator, collaborator,•   501(c)(3)     ...
Measuring OutcomesTo-date:    – Approximately 20,000 people      (orphans and the very poor)      have received medical   ...
CGI’s MENTOR &DIY Humanitarianism  Methods,            •   Tools  Experiences,        •   Training (with UIC)  Networking ...
The Challenge     Think about what interests you or     how you could make a difference          Scale is unimportant:   M...
Tips• Learn who authors what  you like best in                  •   Be curious  psychology                        •   Be a...
Tips on Guild Service• Willingness to volunteer• State Legislative (liked          •   Volunteer to be on a  advocacy)=> C...
Tips on Media• Research=> Publications    CNBC, CNN, WGN, NBC, PBS,  and Presentations            NPR, Medical Rounds,    ...
More Tips• Apply for things                • Be opportunistic   – Awards                          – Luck favors the well p...
Even More Tips• Combine/Combine/          • The Secret Key for   Combine!!!                 getting what you  – Renaissanc...
“Pox of the ‘Untils’...”•   Until I finish school•   Until I pay off my loans•   Until I get married (or divorced)•   Unti...
Horace Mann once said…  “Be ashamed to die before you        have won a victory for             humankind.”
So, don’t wait until…Thanks for coming today     Keep in touch   Make a difference      Dr. Chris E. Stout  Center for Glo...
Dr. Chris E. StoutCenterforGlobalInitiatives.org
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I was honored (or maybe someone thought I was some other guy) to be invited to present in the special seminar on "Incredible Careers." So, here it is, sans my clever, spontaneous repartee.

Happy to chat or come and present for you, call me, maybe.

Cheers,

Chris
http://DrChrisStout.com

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  1. Opportunism and the Accidental Humanitarian Dr. Chris E. Stout Founding Director, Center for Global Initiatives Clinical Professor, College of Medicine, University of Illinois
  2. << Warning >>• What I am about to talk • I’d love to tell you that about has applied to what I have done is the me result of a finely articulated plan that has• I hope some things may been flawlessly executed be of help to you • It is not• My approach has been • Instead, have a direction “integratively diverse” but be open/willing to versus “angular” or deviate and sample laser-focused – Like flying a plane• PLEASE NOTE: This – Adult outpatients=> can be toxic to tenure child/family inpatients
  3. Admittedly, I had a lot of advantages…• Parents divorced < • School phobic and 1y/o anxiety disorder• Orthopedic Issues • Grandparents didn’t go• BMI = 33 (& named to school past 8th grade what??) • Dysphonetic dyslexia• Pimples, glasses • Lost our home, lived• Embroidered “Kick with church friends Me” to my shirts to • My own divorce and save bullies the trouble depression
  4. Psychology Changed My Life
  5. Portfolio Career (Life)While I’ve been involved in • Private Practice a number various areas, – In/Outpatient, Residential, the unifying thread has Day Schools, Testing… been psychology • Advocacy/Testimony• Doctorate at 26 • Site Surveyor/Examiner• Research • Government• Publishing & Presenting • Humanitarian/NGO – Hartwick College • United Nations• Administrative Positions • Academic Gigs• Media Work • COO• Dot-com • CEO• Guild work
  6. All Work and No Play… • Married (to a psychologist, duh) • 2 Children • 3/7 Summits • Races (with and w/o children) • 80 countries/6 continents • “The List”
  7. Books, Books, Books….
  8. Contemporary Psychology
  9. My 3 (or so) Epiphanies
  10. The New Humanitarians (more books…)
  11. The Tyranny of the 501(c)3 • Objectives: Incubator, collaborator,• 501(c)(3) facilitator, educator – What-A-Pain! • 1023 – CGI serves as an incubator for new • 990 initiatives that creatively solve healthcare inequities around the world • IL-990-AG • Letters – We act as a collaborator with • $750 for “Inc.” in IL individuals and organizations in • $5000 in legal developing and launching projects that • $1000 in accounting address the needs of medically • $25 in listing impoverished populations • 7 months – We function as a facilitator in directing • >100 hours…! public and private resources towards programs aimed at improving health globally – Working as an educator to provide new information and tools for empowering others.
  12. Measuring OutcomesTo-date: – Approximately 20,000 people (orphans and the very poor) have received medical services and food. – 70 orphans have been educated in the kindergarten.In 2010: “73 cents-a-life” Campaign – We partnered at Humuma and Kibosho Hospitals to provide meds. – 4100 people were successfully treated for malaria. – 28% of those were infected children under the age of five.
  13. CGI’s MENTOR &DIY Humanitarianism Methods, • Tools Experiences, • Training (with UIC) Networking & • Materials Training, • Contacts Organizing & • Social Networking. Research
  14. The Challenge Think about what interests you or how you could make a difference Scale is unimportant: Mother Teresa said “If you cant feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” The Power of the Small Project
  15. Tips• Learn who authors what you like best in • Be curious psychology • Be active and adaptive – Do your homework on who you want to learn • Be patient and impatient from • Network like a fiend• Read outside of – Never Eat Lunch Alone psychology, too • Volunteer• Be willing to pay dues • Do lots for free when• Be willing to delay starting out gratification – No such thing as scutwork, – Do anything, if time limited there are just low paying opportunities
  16. Tips on Guild Service• Willingness to volunteer• State Legislative (liked • Volunteer to be on a advocacy)=> Co-Chair=> committee=> co-chair or Chair=> FAC=> SLC chair=> higher level leadership• Parallel track as SPA “Area- • Once a state Prez=> SLC and code” rep connect with APA leaders• All built experience to go for • Once a past-prez, go for fellow Prez in APA via Div 31=> once a• Easier today to get involved in fellow in one division, much Divisions, State associations easier to get be a fellow in and APA others• Cheaper to “sample” as a grad • Lisa Grossman’s how-to chapter. student or EC
  17. Tips on Media• Research=> Publications CNBC, CNN, WGN, NBC, PBS, and Presentations NPR, Medical Rounds, Chicago Tonight, CL-TV,• Press Releases on P&Ps Oprah, Eye On Harvard, Lead to Interviews Christina, Bertise Berry, Jerry• Interviews lead to more Springer, Time, Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Interviews Journal, Men’s Journal, New• Collect your York Times, USA Today, reprints/media Women’s Day, Modern Healthcare, Associated Press, appearances and Child Magazine, Chicago Sun- organize and have at the Times, Windy City Sports, ready Monitor on Psychology, yada• Blog and Tweet yada yada...
  18. More Tips• Apply for things • Be opportunistic – Awards – Luck favors the well prepared – Gigs • Get a Mentor or Coach or • Thickens the skin Consultant (or 2) • Makes less intimidating – Doesn’t have to be a• Be the psychologist at the psychologist table – Be prepared to pay for it – Public Health (you paid for classes, right) • Fellowship – Creatively barter • Board of Health • Swap pro bono Rx for – WEF/GLT/Davos… mentorship
  19. Even More Tips• Combine/Combine/ • The Secret Key for Combine!!! getting what you – Renaissance want: Weekends • Ask – Companion Airfares • The trick is how/who – Frequent flyer/stay – Mehmet Oz points – Klaus Schwab – Business+Pleasure =  – Keith Ferrazzi• Selfishness of climbs – “Famous psychologist” – SummitsForOthers.org
  20. “Pox of the ‘Untils’...”• Until I finish school• Until I pay off my loans• Until I get married (or divorced)• Until I make tenure• Until I lose 10 pounds• Until I …
  21. Horace Mann once said… “Be ashamed to die before you have won a victory for humankind.”
  22. So, don’t wait until…Thanks for coming today Keep in touch Make a difference Dr. Chris E. Stout Center for Global Initiatives CenterforGlobalInitiatives.org
  23. Dr. Chris E. StoutCenterforGlobalInitiatives.org

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