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West of England Branch Conference 2017 - kindly sponsored by Thrings Solicitors

CIPD West Of England Branch

Friday, 31 March 2017 from 09:00 to 16:30 (BST)

West of England Branch Conference 2017 - kindly...

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Non-Member 30 Mar 2017 £150.00 £0.00
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Join us for the West of England 10th Annual Branch Conference. The theme for this conference will be“Well-being”. The conference is kindly sponsored by Thrings Solicitors.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE (President of the CIPD) will lead on “People and Well-being”.

Following the success of the 2016 conference we will continue with the workshop format. We have, however, taken on board the feedback received from the conference and as a result delegates will have the opportunity to attend 3 workshops as well as the keynote session.

Prices will be held at the 2016 rate:-

Members - £90 plus VAT and Non Members - £125 plus VAT.

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE, Academic FCIPD, President CIPD

Cary Cooper is 50th Anniversary Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. Cary is the author/editor of over 120 books on occupational stress, women at work and industrial and organisational psychology. He has written over 400 scholarly articles for academic journals and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV and radio. He holds Honorary Doctorates from several universities. In 2001 Professor Cooper was awarded a CBE by the Queen for his contribution to occupational health. He was Chair of the UK's Academy of Social Sciences and in 2010 was awarded the Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award by the Times Higher Education for his distinguished contribution to higher education. In 2014, HR Magazine voted him The Most Influential HR Thinker in the UK and he was awarded a Knighthood by the Queen for services to the social sciences. Cary is President of the Institute of Welfare, Past President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, President of RELATE and he is President of the British Academy of Management.



The first workshop session is confirmed:

Building Resilience from the Middle of the Organization by Gordon Tinline

Psychological resilience is the capacity to cope with tough challenges and recover effectively from set-backs.  Resilience is influenced by personality but can be developed through the course of our lives.  There are a range of interventions that can improve resilience, such as:

  • Thought reframing
  • Mindfulness
  • Strengths based development
  • Building a stronger support network
  • Strengthening purpose
  • Keeping physically fit

All of the above will affect resilience but the key to sustained improvement is being clear on specific interventions and measures of success.

There is a case for building resilience at all levels in organizations but the place where you might have maximum impact is targeting those in mid-level roles.  In the middle you are exposed to pressures from all directions.  However, you can also have a direct impact in all directions.

In this session Gordon Tinline draws on his recent book (co-authored with Cary Cooper) The Outstanding Middle Manager.  To discuss how those in mid-level roles can better manage pressure and maintain their resilience, as well as how they can have a positive influence on the resilience of their teams, peers, and more senior managers. 

Gordon Tinline

Gordon is an experienced occupational psychologist (Chartered and Registered).  In 2014 he left Robertson Cooper, after nearly fifteen years, to operate on an independent and freelance basis.  Prior to this he worked with PA Consulting Group and the psychometric test publisher ASE (NFER-NELSON). 

Gordon has broad cross-sector and multi-level experience.  He has worked extensively with the Police Service, in Defence, with the NHS, in Financial Services and with science and engineering companies.  His work is often focused on helping leaders maximise the wellbeing, psychological resilience and performance of their people.

An experienced practitioner with broad experience in the field, Gordon has particular strengths in the areas of: Psychological Wellbeing and Resilience; Leadership Development; Assessment and Selection.  As well as his Masters level qualification in business psychology he has an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Further workshops to be confirmed soon.

We anticipate this conference being a sell-out so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

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.

Do you have questions about West of England Branch Conference 2017 - kindly sponsored by Thrings Solicitors? Contact CIPD West Of England Branch

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The Bristol Pavilion
The County Ground
Nevil Road
BS7 9EJ Bristol
United Kingdom

Friday, 31 March 2017 from 09:00 to 16:30 (BST)

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