09 -11 January 2019, Crowne Plaza, Chester
We're not providing a printed programme book at the 2019 conference. However, summaries of the abstacts can be downloaded using the link below.
In addition we have launched the Conference App for DOP2019 where all abstract summaries can be viewed. We strongly recommend all delegates download the App for FREE by visiting the iTunes App Store or Google Play - just search the keyword BPS Events.
We will provide reference copies of the full abstracts at the conference but a downloadable version is also available below. This will also be available to download from the App.
Our 2019 DOP Annual Conference programme is now available to view.
Programme last updated 21/12/2018 10:56
Please note all papers and posters are under a media embargo until the day of presentation.
Programme at a glance
Wednesday 09 JanuaryShow content
11:45 Lunch 12:00 Ambassador Programme & International Programme Welcome Session 12:45 Welcome 13:00
Evidence-Based Change Management: This We Can Do!
Professor Denise M. Rousseau, Carnegie Mellon University
14:00 Parallel Session 1 15:30 Refreshment Break 16:00
The Influence of Work on Personality Development and Change through Life: Implications for Thriving at Work
Professor Stephen Woods, University of Surrey
17:00 Parallel Session 2 18:00 DOP AGM / Fringe Event 19:15 Drinks Reception 20:00
Thursday 10 JanuaryShow content
08:00 Fringe Events 08:45
BPS CEO Welcome, Sarb Bajwa, Chief Executive
Signing of Memorandum of Cooperation between the BPS and EAOHP
Occupational Health Psychology in Action: Moving from Burnout to Proactive Job Redesign
Professor Dr Evangelina Demerouti, Eindhoven University of Technology
10:15 Poster Snapshot Session 10:45 Refreshment Break / Ambassador Programme & International Programme Welcome Session 11:05 Parallel Session 1 13:05 Lunch / Poster Viewing Session 14:05 Parallel Session 2 15:35 Refreshment Break 16:00
Think Manager-Think Male? From Gender Bias to Gender Balance
Dr Virginia Schein, Gettysburg College
17:00 Parallel Session 3 18:45
DOP Awards and Recognition Ceremony
DOP 2019 Awards Dinner
Friday 11 JanuaryShow content
08:30 Fringe Event 09:00 Parallel Session 1 11:00 Refreshment Break 11:30 DOP Chairs Address 11:50
Understanding Suicidal Behaviour
Professor Rory O'Connor, University of Glasgow
Pre and Post-Conference workshops are only available to conference delegates. Places are limited and are offered on a 'first come first served' basis, please see summaries below and add one per day to your booking when you register. If you've already booked a conference place and want to add a CPD Workshop to your existing booking please email [email protected]
Disclaimer: By signing up for a CPD workshop you are agreeing to be contacted by the facilitator by email prior to the conference for the purpose of the CPD workshop only. Your email address will not be shared with any other third party.
Wednesday CPD Workshops
1) Performance Management Practices that Drive Performance in Today’s Work Environment - PDRIShow content
Organizations are facing exponential change and relentless competition. Today’s work environment is characterized by the complexity of work, changing work structures, and heavy collaboration requirements. Unfortunately, performance management practices are not keeping pace and organizations are struggling to drive high performance in today’s work environment. This workshop unpacks the realities of today’s work environment and provides practical, actionable techniques that every manager needs to know to enable and drive high performance today. Critical changes and key areas of focus include shifting from:
- Managing individual performance to enabling team performance
- Waiting for static goals cascaded from above to setting dynamic expectations in real time
- Manager as feedback provider to Manager as problem-solving partner
- One-size-fits-all requirements to approaches that fit the work
2) Utilising Strengths, Decision-Making Styles, Values and Team working preferences in order to Thrive – Accreditation TrainingShow content
Zircon Management Consulting
Companies with integrated talent management processes have significantly lower employee turnover and 26% higher revenue per employee, than companies without a talent management process. We help organisations to define and assess talent, in terms of fit for the future, through our unique talent management software.
The highly interactive BeTalent Accreditation Training will introduce delegates to our Best Model research, as well as tools from the BeTalent product suite. We will explore how to provide feedback and navigate difficult conversations, to further support delegates in using the tools for individual and team development.
The course consists of both theory and practical sessions, a range of exercises are used within the course, as well as practical scenarios to enable you to practice the skills you are learning. All delegates will leave the course with the ability to conduct assessment for recruitment and development purposes.
Relevant online questionnaires will need to be completed before the event. They each take 15 minutes to complete. We will print the reports and bring them to the event with us.
3) Mental Health First Aid at work - Christina Montaiuti & Mental Health First Aid EnglandShow content
This interactive workshop will focus on the benefits and approaches to creating whole-organisation strategies around mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. This will include:
- an introduction to the impact of mental ill-health on the workplace
- discussion of discrimination surrounding mental health in the workplace
- in-depth discussions of the whole-organisation strategies that can be implemented to increase knowledge and understanding in the workplace, decrease stigma, and encourage signposting of employees to the relevant services or self-guided strategies
- overview of strategies for looking after your own mental health at work
Pre-Conditions: Requires basic knowledge of the most common forms of mental health issues that are present in the workforce such as anxiety and depression – this is because we are assuming this knowledge when tailoring the content and will likely not cover it within the content.
4) Flourishing at work: An evidence-based tool to support psychological wellbeing - Bailey & FrenchShow content
Based on contemporary research, the session introduces a unique, interactive tool, which explores Thriving at Work through PERMA’s pillars and resilience as a key output of these pillars. The tool is being used to train leaders to lead wellbeing confidently, and determine immediate and long-term strategic actions to improve wellbeing in their workplace.
The tool creates a peer/co-learning experience with the core purpose of deepening self and other awareness, strengthening relationships and encouraging department collaboration. It gives an immediate pulse check and diagnosis of the five pillars to support personal development, as well as giving leaders an indication of areas to prioritise for their teams and broader department strategy.
5) Beyond GROW: Inquiry-based coaching - Appreciating ChangeShow content
This workshop will be highly interactive, participatory and hands-on. It will introduce a model of coaching developed from extensive knowledge of, and experience with, Appreciative Inquiry, Positive Psychology and Systemic Consulting. The model comprises of six themes: Positive aspects of now; People and context; Creating shift; The motivation powerhouse; Energised action; First steps.
Participants will be guided to explore the six-theme model, working in triads, using coaching cubes that supply 36 inquiry question as a tool to aid exploration of the model.
In this session we will explore and learn about:
- How different questions affect the course of the conversation
- How to select useful questions or inquiries to move things along
- How to involve the coachee as an active co-creator in the progress and process of the conversation
- How to facilitate high-quality learning and development with someone even though you don’t understand their world
- The impact of using a tangible tool, like cubing cubes on interaction, relationship and engagement in the coaching conversation
- The possibility for self-facilitation coaching
- Moving the stuck conversation on
- Structuring a coaching conversation
- Shifting “ ‘why don’t you’, ‘yes but’ “ conversations to somewhere more productive.
- We will learn about the coaching conversation as an emergent phenomena
By attending to the unfolding conversation we will slow things down and notice the coaching conversation in detail: when it moves forward, changes direction, runs into dead ends, produces something unexpected and so on.
By reviewing and reflecting on short coaching experiences in this ‘no pressure’ environment we will be better able to identify how our question choice influences the power and value of the coaching conversation in expected and unexpected ways. This means we will be able to make more informed, better judged, interventions in the field when the pressure to ‘add value’ is on.
Friday CPD Workshops
6) Leading with purpose: How to lift people, performance and the planet, profitably - Bridgework Consulting LtdShow content
In organisations around the world, the pressure is on. Whether this is increasing consumer expectations, growing competition or the gathering pace of globalization, the need to stay viable is greater than ever.
Whether you are a psychologist, senior executive or change agent, participating in this workshop will give you the know-how to transform your leadership, tap into new sources of value creation and have catalytic conversations that generate competitive advantage and radical social change.
A rapidly growing business case demonstrates that a purpose-led approach enables leaders to unlock the deeper potential of their organisation, create a healthy economy and develop a true humanity, bringing benefits to us all.
By participating in this programme, you will:
- Gain unique insights into why purpose beyond profit maximisation is becoming such an important movement in business.
- Deepen your understanding of how a purpose-driven approach leads to an uplift in financial performance and people’s wellbeing by following a powerful yet practical set of principles.
- Practise developing some core leadership skills, enabling you to develop collaborative relationships across your whole ecosystem of stakeholders and generate new value for your organisation.
If you want to stay ahead of the curve by participating in the global conversation about why a purpose-driven approach is disrupting business-as-usual and why lauded leadership styles that were finely adapted to the past reality will not carry us forward, do come and join us.
7) Train-the-trainer: How to facilitate a risk type compass team workshop - Psychological Consultancy LtdShow content
Join us for this unique workshop to acquire the skills and knowledge to deliver your own Risk Type Compass team dynamics workshops. Explore the issues associated with individuals' risk orientation and how this can impact team cohesion, effectiveness and decision-making.
Pre-Conditions: If not already qualified in the use of the Risk Type Compass, then completion of the Risk Type Compass accreditation - via on-demand webinar - will be necessary. All participants will be asked to complete the Risk Type Compass assessment as well prior to the workshop.
8) Improving team effectiveness using the ASTA9 – a standardised and benchmarked tool - Smithfield PerformanceShow content
A standardised and benchmarked tool that helps teams to achieve performance improvements
The performance of a team relies not only on the talent of individual team members but also on the team architecture - the way the team is set up and organised. This workshop will look at the ASTA9, a tool that measure key team architecture components - the strategy and direction of the team, the way decision making is handled, the way co-operation and competition is harnessed, and much more. We will explore and debate the importance of team architecture and we will review case study material which uses the ASTA9 as a measure of team architecture on a pre- and post-intervention basis. We will watch and listen to team members talking about their experience of using the ASTA9 process as a way of improving the performance of their own teams. And we will become accredited in the use of the ASTA9 in our own organisations and practices.
9) If mechanics have the worst cars, do psychologists have the worst psychological wellbeing? Psychology of Health &...Show content
Psychology of Health and Wellbeing Group
They say that Mechanics have the worst cars because after spending their days looking after everyone else’s cars, they can’t be bothered working on their own. As Occupational Psychologists, we are expected to understand wellbeing at work but to what extent do we practice what we preach? How much time do you invest in ensuring that your own psychological wellbeing is at a high level so that you are highly productive and feeling at your best? Come along to this workshop and find out if your psychological wellbeing is running like a well-tuned Ferrari or more like a clapped-out Skoda. Find out about some of the tools and techniques you can use to tune up your psychological wellbeing and transform yourself into the ultimate mean machine. The workshop will be totally confidential, and no one will be asked to share any sensitive information. The aim is to create a safe space where Occupational Psychologists can talk honestly and openly about their psychological wellbeing and go away with a few more tools in the box.
Sharon De Mascia and Karen Royle invite you to join them (and other colleagues from the ‘Psychology of Health and Wellbeing’ group), in putting on your overalls and renewing the MOT on your psychological wellbeing.
10) Playing to strengths – moving beyond questionnaires - Work PositiveShow content
When it comes to practical tools, online strengths questionnaires still dominate the positive psychology field, but are they always the best tool for the job? In this workshop, we argue that, in some situations at least, we should make more effort to consider the alternatives.
While the majority of users find strengths questionnaires, and the associated outputs, interesting and valuable, practitioners must be careful not to use these tools as a default option. Numerically driven processes come with some risks, e.g. empowering the professional more than the client, encouraging a focus on detailed descriptors or steering conversation in a more negative direction by focusing on ‘lesser’ or ‘over-played’ strengths.
In this workshop we will introduce some alternative tools for reflecting on strengths. Based on a more narrative approach, the tools avoid some of the limitations of survey-based approaches. We will explore how they can be used to build greater self-awareness, contribute to self-compassion and strengthen interpersonal relationships.
This will be a very interactive session, with lots of opportunity to try out and practise a range of different exercises using the At My Best strengths tools.
Psychology in the Pub (Fringe Event)
Cellar Bar at Brewhouse and Kitchen - Tuesday 8 January 18:30Show content
Join us in the Cellar Bar at the Brewhouse and Kitchen from 18:30 to hear stories in the pub.
No pre-booking is required, everyone is welcome!
Exhibition Area, Crowne Plaza Chester Wednesday 9 January, 19:15-20:00Show content
Join us for a Welcome Drink in the Exhibiton Area between 19:15-20:00
No pre-booking is required, everyone is welcome!
International Networking Dinner (Pre-Booking Required)
Kings Suite, Crowne Plaza Chester - Wednesday 9 January, from 20:00Show content
Join us for a hot buffet with an international twist - a selection of food stations to tickle your taste buds!
The evening will also include our much loved 'Giant Games' including Kerplunk, Operation & Scalextric
You can add this option whilst registering for the conference here or by editing your existing booking.
Dress Code: Casual
DOP 2019 Awards Dinner (Pre-Booking Required)
Kings Suite, Crowne Plaza Chester - Thursday 10 January, from 18:45Show content
The evening will commence with pre-dinner drinks in the Exhibition Area from 18:45 followed by the DOP Awards and Recognition Ceremony at 19:30.
A 3-course meal will be served from 20:00 in the Kings Suite with entertainment provided by The Pretend Beatles.
An evening not to be missed!
Dress Code: Smart/Formal
You can add this option whilst registering for the conference here or by emailing the office to edit your existing booking.
If you are presenting an oral session you should read the Presenter Guidelines.
Poster presenters will find the Poster Presentation Guidelines very useful.
Poster presenters are required to briefly introduce their poster during the Poster Snapshot Session on Thursday 10 January at 10:10-10:40.
Each presenter will have a maximum of 60 seconds to showcase their work. Sample slides are available below along with a template for your use.
Please email your slide to [email protected] by Friday 30 November 2018. All slides will be collated prior to the session, organised by poster number in ascending order and displayed as a single presentation on the day.