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Pre Conference Workshop Brochure

  1. 1. Institute Of Work Psychology.IWP Conference on Work,Well-being and Performance:Thriving in Times of UncertaintyPre Conference WorkshopsTuesday 26th June, 2012Novotel HotelIWPConference201226th–28th JuneVisit www.iwpconference.org/pre_conference_workshops Sponsored by
  2. 2. Pre Conference WorkshopsTuesday 26th June, 2012A programme of practical, evidence-based workshops, sponsored Location:by international legal firm, Kennedys, will run through-out the day Sessions 1–6 at Novotel Hotel, Sheffield. Session 7 at Millenniumon Tuesday 26th June before the official commencement of the Gallery, Sheffield (beside Novotel Hotel). conference on the 27th June. Each workshop has been individually Fee:designed to provide the latest thinking in the area supported by £100 per half day workshop (includes lunch and refreshments).strong theoretical background. Delegates will be required to book online for each workshop Time: using the conference online shop at• 10.30–13.00 Morning Sessions 1–3 www.iwpconference.org• 13:00–14:30 Lunch in Novotel for morning and afternoon The diverse range of workshop topics are set out below, and delegates include details of the benefits to you and your organization in• 14:30–17:00 Afternoon Session 4–7 attending.1 AM CLEAR IDEAS: A practical model for generating more effective innovations Dr Kamal Birdi, Ms Merryn McGregor Organizations must now continually innovate in order to survive that using the CLEAR IDEAS approach can really help maximize and thrive in a global marketplace. But how do you keep coming organizational outcomes and enhance value for money. up with truly original new ideas? What levers can you use to make sure your new products or processes are successfully Why should you attend: realised? Participants will learn how to: • Find and define opportunities for incremental and radical Our workshop draws together extensive research and practical innovation experience to provide participants with a systematic process (CLEAR IDEAS©) for effectively generating and implementing • Use different creative thinking techniques to help produce new ideas at work. Based on the work of the University of more original ideas Sheffield’s Centre for Organization and Innovation (COI), where • Generate methods for evaluating the quality of new ideas researchers studied hundreds of private and public sector • Identify barriers to innovation-led change and develop organizations to identify the major facilitators and inhibitors of strategies for getting ideas for new products, services or innovation, the CLEAR IDEAS model has been created as a way of processes put into practice. transferring major research findings into practice. Who should attend: Hundreds of participants from the UK and abroad have already The workshops are open to anyone with an interest in introducing taken part in our workshops and evidence of impact shows new approaches at work.2 AM The value of values: How social innovation can benefit companies and employees Dr Ute Stephan This workshop will demonstrate how Social Innovation – the innovation. It will be evidence-based, drawing on cutting-edge, introduction of novel products, services, processes or business interdisciplinary research on social business innovation and the models that simultaneously meet societal needs and are role of prosocial value for entrepreneurial firms. financially self-sustaining – can make good business sense. Why should you attend: Societal trends such as the aging of the workforce, increasing The aims of the workshop are to help participants: migration, cultural diversity, poverty, social exclusion, as well as • To learn more about social innovation, the benefits it can bring the challenges of climate change require companies increasingly to their company and employees, and strategies on how to to take on social responsibility, formerly thought not to be part implement it in their business. of their business. Indeed, companies that build on and innovate around these societal trends enhance their competitive Who should attend: advantage and generate new income streams. While, employees Business leaders and entrepreneurs as well as researchers find working in these companies typically more engaging and interested in innovation and/or prosocial motivation and those their work more meaningful. wishing to learn more about the potential of the social side of business to engage employees. The workshop will discuss real-world examples and provide insights into successful strategies and business models for social3 AM Different shapes, sizes and styles: how to work effectively with others Dr Angela Carter, Dr Carolyn Axtell This workshop looks at the current complexities of professional membership; who is in a team and who isn’t? what about people work and how to gain effective outcomes. who work on the boundaries of teams? how can you communicate effectively with diverse teams in different locations? We will explore how to work effectively with complex work groupings (e.g., dispersed teams, supply chains), cross boundary This workshop will enable you to make sense of complex work working and effective communication. The workshop will involve systems with the aim of enabling you to communicate and work a mixture of presenting research findings and engaging in more effectively with them. activities to illustrate some of the common challenges involved in working in complex groups and across boundaries. It will also Who should attend: explore how to overcome some of these key problems. Practitioners and researchers working with groups, teams and complex systems. Why should you attend: Is it difficult to identify WHO is exactly working in a team; how do you account for different people’s perceptions of team
  3. 3. 4 PM Getting the measure of 21st century careers Professor John Arnold The purpose of this workshop is to consider recent changes Why should you attend: in the careers landscape and the corresponding changes The aims of the workshop are to help participants: required in how work psychologists assess an individual’s career • Evaluate how recent careers research can contribute to the development and success. Self-report measures that have tools at their disposal when researching careers or working arisen from 21st century research on careers will be introduced. with clients/colleagues on their career development. Participants will be invited to evaluate these, and also bring forward any recently-developed assessment instruments they Who should attend: have encountered which attempt to reflect the attributes Researchers, consultants and managers looking for up to needed to manage careers successfully these days. date and fresh ways of construing and assessing the career development of individuals. “The conference as a whole was valuable – however, as a full-time academic needing to keep up with my professional CPD, I particularly valued the pre conference workshops.” Academic delegate5 PM Happier and more productive: The power of positive psychological resources Dr Karoline Strauss Psychological resources such as optimism, confidence, positive • Understand psychological resources and how they link to mood, and the ability to find meaning in one’s life enable people behaviour and performance at work to cope with challenges and contribute to thriving. Organizations • Understand how these psychological resources can be do not only benefit from the psychological resources of their developed in organizations workforce but they can also contribute to their development. • Explore their own psychological resources This workshop will offer an engaging mixture of short research • Experience tools and exercises based on rigorous research briefs and interactive practical exercises. It will have a practical findings to boost psychological resources focus outlining strategies for developing psychological resources in organizations, and offer participants first-hand experience Who should attend: with resource-boosting tools. Anyone interested in developing the psychological resources of their organization’s workforce, in conducting applied research Why should you attend: on psychological resources, and in developing their own The aims of the workshop are to help participants: psychological resources.6 Understanding workplace bullying: Why does it happen, how does it impact on PM individuals and organizations, and what can we do about it? Dr Christine Sprigg, Dr Karen Niven (University of Manchester), Diarmuid Deeney (Kennedys) This workshop will enable participants to understand more impact on the well-being of employees and performance of about why bullying at work occurs, and what the potential costs organizations are for individuals and organizations. The workshop will be • Explore what practical steps organizations can take to limit the based on recent research on workplace bullying from across likelihood of bullying occurring and limit the damage it can do the globe, with a particular focus on research conducted in a range of UK organizations by Dr Christine Sprigg and colleagues • Learn about the legal issues surrounding workplace bullying funded by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH). cases in the UK In addition, Diarmuid Deeney will discuss the legal picture Who should attend: examining recent workplace bullying cases in the UK. The workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more Why should you attend: about what behaviours at work can be construed as bullying The aims of the workshop are to help participants: and anyone interested in knowing more about what academic • Understand what workplace bullying is and how it can research on bullying has taught us so far. “The IWP are known to us for delivering excellent workshop sessions so I was confident that it would be money and time well spent, and it was”. Business delegate7 What does evidence from organizational psychology research really tell us and how PM do we know? The challenges and benefits of systematic literature reviews Dr Malcolm Patterson, Professor Rob Briner (University of Bath) This practical workshop will address the following questions: Why should you attend: (1) What sort of claims about our knowledge do we make as The workshop provides an opportunity to reflect on the claims organizational psychologists?; (2) What is the basis of such we make as organizational psychologists about the knowledge we claims?; (3) How do publication bias and null-hypothesis possess and consider ways of making our claims more reliable significance testing inhibit the publication and dissemination of and valid through the use of systematic reviews of evidence. evidence?; (4) How can in principle systematic reviews (including meta-analyses) improve our understanding and knowledge of Who should attend: research evidence?; (5) How are systematic reviews done?; (6) The workshop is aimed at practitioners, students and How can the findings from systematic reviews be used to inform researchers. both practice and research?We hope you will enjoy one or more of these workshops. To book a place on the pre conference workshops please visitwww.iwpconference.org. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
  4. 4. Postgraduate & Early Career Event 2012You are warmly invited to the IWP Postgraduate and Early Career Event 2012This event is designed specifically by and for PhD and earlycareer academics. As part of the dynamic and varied programme Date and time:offered, there will be sessions including ‘Getting Published’, Tuesday 26th June 2010 from 9am–1pmwhere you will hear first hand from the experiences, of world-renowned researchers in our field as well as an interactive ‘Hot Venue:Topics’ session, which will give you a unique opportunity, to hear Millennium Gallery, Sheffield (beside St Paul’s Hotel)from and gain valuable insights into those experiences relatingto Conferences, Career Paths and Funding. The event will close Fee:with pre lunch drinks and networking. Presenters will includethe 2012 IWP international keynote conference speakers and £65IWP researchers. (includes refreshments, pre lunch drinks and lunch)The PECE is a follow-up to the highly successful PECE workshop To register for this event please visit our online shop atheld in Sheffield in 2008 and 2010, which attracted over 60 www.iwpconference.orgattendees from many different countries, including Australia,Canada, China, Germany and the UK. “Producing publishable research is a daunting task for any early career researcher, and something which I think we’d all like a little help with! For that reason, the insider tips from the reviewers and editors of the journals I hope to publish in were invaluable. The PECE event was also a great opportunity to network with old and new contacts in a relaxed environment. It was brilliant to be back at an IWP event and I’ll certainly be recommending the PECE to my friends and colleagues!” 2010 PECE Delegate Shauna Coyle, Socio-Technical Centre, Leeds University Business School, UKFigure It Out Statistics CoursesDr Chris Stride and Dr Charlotte McClelland, Institute of Work Psychology, University of SheffieldFigure It Out, a statistical training and consultancy service led by Chris Stride, will also be running three advanced statisticalmethods training courses to compliment the IWP Conferenceand Workshops schedule. These courses are aimed at socialsciences researchers who want to improve their data handlingand statistical analyses skills. Each course runs from 9.30am to5.30pm• Monday 25th June: Multiple Regression Analysis using SPSS• Tuesday 26th June: Multi-level Modelling using SPSS• Friday 29th June: Structural Equation Modelling using MPlusFor more information and to book, see www.figureitout.org.uk. Booking for these courses will openin February 2012.Please note that these courses must be booked separately fromthe IWP Conference and Workshops; however discounts will beavailable for conference attendees, as well as for students andthose attending multiple courses.For pre conference workshop enquiries contact Merryn McGregor, 0114 222 3226 or merryn@consultiwp.comFor PECE enquiries contact Michelle Drury, 0114 222 3260 or m.e.drury@shef.ac.ukFor Figure it Out workshop enquiries contact Chris Stride on 0114 222 3262 or bookings@figureitout.org.uk

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