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Deacon Larry Hiner, PsyD

Dr. Hiner enjoys over 30 years’ experience in education, healthcare, and technology. He has worked for major universities as teacher and administrator and has served in senior roles for industry leaders such as The Content Group and IBM, leading successful eLearning, content, and knowledge management projects. Dr. Hiner has recently focused on healthcare, and has assisted in addressing some of the pressing issues facing the industry in the 21st century by applying principles of postmodern organizational learning. In 2007, he completed requirements for a Psy.D. in Organizational Psychology at PSP, including a dissertation on innovation and leadership. Dr. Hiner has earned national certifications as Counselor and Executive Coach.

Recent Posts

Dignity as evidenced in Plurals

Dr. Larry’s note: please read this insightful article, and then think about how PERSONSp evidence dignity for others within themselves (seem odd? read the article). Then, please comment on how the concept of an Ideal Self jibes with this phenomenon.  How, also, does this teach you and me about maintaining our dignity for others?  What […]

On the verge of the diaconate.

On Saturday evening, 26 April 2014, the Sacramento Diocese Permanent Diaconate class of 2016 honored the class of 2014 – currently finalizing their journey of formation towards ordination – with a beautiful green (ordinary time) stole and a bracelet for our spouses.  These gifts were not only thoughtful and useful; they also prompted reflection on […]

Intersection of Banana Splits and Performer Support

There’s Nothing that Performance Support and a Little Ice Cream Can’t Fix – Performer Support. Please scan Sue Reber’s excellent blog and analogy of banana splits and performance support.  Then.. I think there’s a richness here (not just from the whipped cream) in analogy.  And, I suggest that there is another dimension that may deserve […]

Intersections of 70:20:10

Jay Cross’ post in the Chief Learning Officer’s blog-space (The Other 90 Percent of Learning – Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity) once again iterates the well-known observation that (depending on how you slice it and who’s doing the slicing) formal learning accounts for far less than 20% of what people need to know […]

Intersection of Right & Left, Yin & Yang, Innovation & Standardization

My, my!  What a mashup. In his daily reflection today, Fr. Richared Rohr offers a perspective on the socio-political evolution of the “right” and the “left” (see Daily Meditation: Power and Powerlessness / Right and Left — July 3, 2012.)  Fr. Richard (often) illuminates the dichotomies that somehow seem to comfort us, as we gain a […]

Intersection of Creativity and Leadership

Why Creativity Is the Most Important Leadership Quality – Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity. This article reviews several factors involved in the creative process, and makes some recommendations for Chief Learning Officers and other leaders to enhance their creative output.  The spark for this article is the IBM 2012 CEO Study, which claims (in part) that creativity is the […]

Intersection of Business Process Management and Healthcare

In reply to a discussion thread on the potential benefits of applying business process management (BPM) to “fix” healthcare, I wrote: Applying BPM or any process improvement to “healthcare” is still just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. Until the hard questions – which no politician or healthcare entity is willing to ask at this […]