Arrive at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.
One of the biggest breakthroughs in both psychology and managerial and leadership thinking over recent decades has been around strengths. Essentially, the strengths approach says that when it comes to developing people, it is far more effective to focus on their existing strengths than on trying to make good their weaknesses.
Many organisations of all sizes and across all sectors now use strengths based approaches to develop people and enable them to fulfil their potential.
The session will be facilitated by business psychologist Martin Galpin from Work Positive who will introduce a simple but powerful way to help individuals and teams develop a better understanding of who they are at their best, and the strengths they value in others. In what will be a highly interactive and enjoyable session, you will have chance to try out the At My Best® strengths cards through a range of practical exercises. Each person attending will also receive a complimentary use of At My Best 360, so you can discover what strengths other people appreciate in you.
Martin Galpin - Work Positive
One of the founding directors of Work Positive, Martin has had a leading role in the business since 2007. With a passion for applying the principles of positive psychology, Martin loves to shape solutions for clients that will really make difference. Although he now spends much of his time managing client projects, he regularly gets involved in the design of new programmes just to make sure they are the best they can possibly be!
A Registered Occupational Psychologist (HCPC), Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Martin is at his best when he has the opportunity to throw around ideas and make interesting connections between things.
Professional photography and video production will be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.
Is there parking available at the venue?
What refreshments will be provided?
Light refreshments of tea, coffe and biscuits will be available free of charge.
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CIPD Thames Valley Branch
Thames Valley Branch is one of the largest CIPD branches in the country with over 4,300 members across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and North Hampshire.
We aim to support, inform and inspire everyone who has an interest in people management in the Thames Valley area. We offer an integrated programme of events throughout the year designed to meet the needs of our members, from students to senior practitioners, which provides opportunities for networking and continuous professional development. We offer specialist events and conferences focusing on specific groups of members and/or key HR and Development topics. We have two Special Interest Groups (SIGs): one for Independent Consultants, and one for members with an interest in Coaching and Mentoring.
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