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Organizational Psychology Summer Seminar - Birkbeck
Thu 29 June 2017, 13:00 – 17:30 BST
Come along and join us on Thursday, 29 June 2017 to hear about the latest research taking place in the Department of Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck. This year's OP Summer Seminar will have a new, interactive format to give you a chance to participate in the debate and panel discussion on topical themes.
This is a wonderful opportunity for alumni and friends of the department to hear about the latest developments in the fields of Occupational Psychology, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (HRM). There will also be time to network with alumni, business professionals, academics and staff from the department during the day and at the wine reception following the seminar. You will then enjoy this year's Alec Rodger Memorial lecture by Professor Ellen Ernst Kossek, from Purdue University's Krannert School of Management.
How can I attend this exciting event?
This event is free to extend and is open to all alumni and professional colleagues engaged or interested in the field of organisational behaviour, HRM and beyond.
Summer Seminar: Proceedings at a Glance
Speakers at the Summer Seminar include:
2:00pm Dr Chris Dewberry & Dr Duncan Jackson
How to Radically Improve the Effectiveness of Assessment Centres by Removing Every Trace of Competence
Part 1. A Brief History of Competence and competencies. Chris Dewberry discusses the origins behavioural dimensions and competencies, how they took over the (organizational) world, and how they may not exist.
Part 2. A Dimension-Free Alternative. Duncan Jackson discusses an alternative approach to assessment centres which retains their advantages, and substantially improves their reliability and validity.
Part 3. Your chance to engage in the debate.
2:45pm Session facilitated by Mark Stringer and Christine Brown
Why we do what we do: Organizational Psychology, The Birkbeck Way
Back due to popular demand! This session will showcase a whistle-stop tour of current research themes and issues in the Department of Organizational Psychology, with a specific focus on our PhD student community.
4:00pm Panel Discussion
The History of Occupational Psychology – and Lessons for the Future
This talk will be led and introduced by Dr Celine Rojon who in 2015 interviewed several key contributors to Occupational Psychology in the UK, which were filmed for the Division of Occupational Psychology. We will show and discuss extracts from these videos, which fittingly include the late Gerry Randall who started his career in our department. A panel has been invited to talk about the key contributions shown, other contributions from the history of Occupational Psychology, as well as a critical perspective on potential failings.
4:45pm Keynote - Dr Monique Valcour
Learning to Thrive in an Uncertain, High-Demand World
Every person has the right and the capacity to experience joy and success at work and to thrive as human beings. But in our fast-paced, high-demand, uncertain world, it’s easy to become distracted or overwhelmed. We’ll focus on strategies and small changes you can make to enhance your effectiveness at work, to elevate the quality of work life in your organization, and to thrive in all domains of your life.
This is a wonderful opportunity for alumni and friends of the department to hear about the latest developments in the fields of Occupational Psychology, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management and Development (HRM/HRDC).There will also be time to network with alumni, business professionals, academics and staff from the department during the day and at the wine reception following the seminar.
Networking Time and Refreshments Provided
Please note, you may choose to come to some or all of the event, although timings may be approximate. If you also wish to attend the Alec Rodger Memorial lecture following the OP Summer Seminar, please register for this event separately here.
Do you have questions about Organizational Psychology Summer Seminar & Alec Rodger Memorial Lecture? Contact Birkbeck, University of London
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Clore Management Centre, School of Business, Economics & Informatics,
Birkbeck College, 27 Torrington Square