Occupational Psychology Hot Topics & Networking Autumn Seminar 2018

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Hosted by MAWOP - Malta Association of Work and Organizational Psychology and People Learning - the event sponsor


As The European Association of Work and Occupational Psychology (EAWOP) will, for the first time,be meeting in Malta for their Executive Council (EC) meeting (EC) Executive Council meeting, as the local member organisation,  MAWOP is using the opportunity to organise an event with both local and European speakers from EAWOP EC to discuss hot topics for practitioners as well as provide a long overdue networking opportunity and professional pathway updates  and membership boost / drive for MAWOP. However this  is  open to all HR practitioners , students and interested parties as well as the occupational psychology community. 


The Final Schedule and programme is as follows:

Thursday, November 1, 2018

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Session 1 Artificial Intelligence in Psychological Assessment- AnneMarie Hiesmstra
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Session 2 Avoiding the Culture Clash and Making Diverse Teams Work”. Helen Baron
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Session 3: Leadership as a Construct of Ones own Story -
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Session 4: Meritocracy as a keystone of Occupational Psychology- Discussion led by David Cutajar
4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Round Table discussion with questions posed on all of the above sessions
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
MAWOP future activities and updates on professional and career pathways - Opportunity
5:30 PM
Close followed by networking refreshments and drinks hosted by MAWOP and sponsored People and Co.


Workshop Facilitators Include:

Dr. Annemarie Hiemstra  (Who will lead a discussion about the use of AI in psychometrics) is a work- and organizational psychologist and an assistant professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Before joining the university, she worked as a practitioner and in this role she has advised numerous profit and non-profit organizations in the areas of personnel assessment and development. Her areas of expertise include new technology for selection and assessment, cross-cultural psychology, and professional skills development. Annemarie is an elected executive committee member of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (www.eawop.org) and a member of the Dutch Committee on Tests and Testing Affairs the Netherlands (COTAN) of the Dutch Psychological Association.

Helen Baron is a Chartered Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience in the design and implementation of effective selection and assessment systems. She has a particular interest in equal opportunities policy and the promotion of fairness in selection and other areas. An independent consultant and leading UK psychometrician, she has developed many original tests and questionnaires. Her current committee work includes being co-convenor of the BPS Working Group on Assessment Centre Standards and General Secretary of EAWOP as well as being a consultant editor for BPS test reviews.

Barbara Smorczewska Psychologist, PhD. Since 1999 an academic teacher at University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland (and the graduate of this university). She gives lectures and classes in Human Resource Management course. Four years she led Student Service Centre at the University of Silesia. Experienced in teaching, conducting psychological research, project work, career guidance.

Member of: Polish Association of Organizational Psychology, European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EC member) and International Association of Applied Psychology. Published several articles and invited chapters.

David Cutajar, a business psychologist practitioner completed a Master in Applied Psychology at the Cranfield University's College of Aeronautics (1992)and is particularly interested in psychometrics, selection, the impact of technology in the workplace, leadership and team development. Through People and Co he is a business partner for IBM (Data Analytics , SPSS etc.) As the interim President/ Coordinator of MAWOP as it seeks to re-establish itself David will also provide an update on how MAWOP plans to remain relevant, working with other professional bodies and the latest on professional pathways in Occupational Psychology. David is also a member of the BPS. 


An event donation of just €15 (Students € 5 Euros) for MAWOP  is appreciated payable either in advance or on arrival at the People Learning training centre.


Kindly REGISTER here however, kindly ignore default payment instructions.
We will contact you via email with details once we receive registration and perfectly happy to voluntarily donate on the day, so long as you register beforehand.


For further information please contact admin@mawop.org, cc: dcutajar@mawop.org or call 27322314 office hours or 79322314


This event is being sponsored by People Learning.


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