Professional Practice Readiness in Occupational and Business Psychology: Professional Development Workshop

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Becoming an effective practitioner of Occupational or Business Psychologist (O&BP) takes
time, commitment, and skills. This PW focus is on skills required to engage in professional
practice as an Occupational or Business Psychologist (recently qualified to support your or in-
training). In particular, it will highlight specific skills and effective strategies to support your
efforts to apply psychological theories in occupational settings to improve practice areas such
as selection, development, wellbeing, change, and satisfaction. Most importantly, the
workshop will demonstrate ways to work in an 'evidence-informed' manner, and therefore
produce both impactful and useful outcomes.

This interactive PDW will provide several reflective and reflexive opportunities for delegates
to engage with the Consultancy Cycle. Delegates will be challenged to consider O&BP issues
and problems from the viewpoint of (a) practitioner, and (b) client, as a way to understand the
needs and constraints of both parties. Delegates will learn how to use a combination of
psychological and behavioural science techniques, and PRINCE2 methodologies to contract
clients, gather information, analyse findings, and implement solutions, while keeping "best-
practice" guidelines and legal frameworks at the core of ones practice.

Successful preparation for professional practice begins with a willingness to understand and
explore the identity and role of an Occupational Psychologist, including an honest assessment
of ones 'readiness' to work within the field. This workshop aims to share evidence-informed
insights essential for taking this leap into O&BP practice. A range of tools and strategies to
support you on your OP practitioner journey will be discussed, including psychometrics, gap-
analysis, case-study analysis, goal-setting, and strategic contracting. The workshop is suitable
for O&BP practitioners who are keen on providing an impactful, ethical and responsive
service that is sensitive to the needs of their clients, and grounded in science and
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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2021
EventBritish Academy of Management - Lancaster University
Duration: 31 Aug 20213 Sept 2021


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management
Abbreviated titleBAM

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