News and Events
There will only be four meetings of The Psychometrics Forum in 2013. We therefore expect that demand will be high, and urge you to book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
The dates to note are as follows, and further information will be posted as we confirm our speakers and topics:
Recruiting and Developing Effective Top Managers
17th April 2013 - 10am to 4pm
Venue: The Naval Club, 38 Hill Street, Mayfair, London
Our morning speaker
Dr Douglas Board, will be speaking about Science, Politics and Intuition in Selecting for Senior Roles. He will discuss the strengths and limitations of science in selecting for senior positions, asking the question: Why have competencies had such little impact on selection in or near the Boardroom? The presentation will include group activity, and some discussion of gender issues.
The author of "Choosing Leaders and Choosing to lead: Science, Politics and Intuition in Executive Selection", Douglas provides specialist career advice for senior individuals looking to change direction (www.maslowsattic.com). Previously, after a career as a Treasury policy-maker, he was a headhunter for 18 years, becoming deputy chairman of Saxton Bampfylde, and working for clients in financial services, telecommunications, energy, competition, healthcare and food (all at Board level).
Douglas's first degrees were from Cambridge and Harvard. He writes for the FT from time to time on leadership, careers and selection. His academic writing includes an exploration of the role of leadership in the global financial crisis and, forthcoming in 2013, co-authorship of a book on leadership and knowledge (‘The Social Development of Leadership and Knowledge: A Reflexive Inquiry into Research and Practice': Palgrave Macmillan, with Rob Warwick). He is a senior visiting fellow at Cass Business School.
Our afternoon speakers
We are delighted to welcome back Wendy Lord, who will be co-presenting with Jon Cowell on The Relationship between Leadership Effectiveness and Personality: Theory, Measurement and Application.
In this session Wendy and Jon will present the Edgecumbe Primary Colours Model of Leadership and explain how the Edgecumbe Group and Hogrefe Ltd have worked together to map the behavioural insights provided by the NEO PI-R onto the Primary Colours Model to produce a computer-generated report for use in Leadership Coaching.
Wendy Lord is Chief Psychologist and a Company Director at Hogrefe Ltd. She is a Chartered Psychologist with 25 years experience in the application of psychology to HRM in business contexts and to adult mental health within the UK National Health Service. Her specialist area is psychometric testing and associated services relating to the assessment and development of people at work. She was a member of the original British Psychological Society working party that established competencies for Level A test use. She has authored assessment products and three textbooks on personality testing including "NEO PI-R: a Guide to Interpretation and Feedback in a Work Context".
Jon Cowell is a Director of Edgecumbe Consulting Group and an Associate Fellow at Oxford University's Said Business School where he contributes to their Executive Education programmes. He holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Management Development and Organisational Change. Following a successful consulting career as an occupational psychologist, he was appointed Organisational Development Manager and then Head of Learning and Development for a major energy business, from where he joined the Edgecumbe Group in 2008. His main areas of interest are senior management assessment and development, leadership team development, employee engagement and organisational change. He has extensive international experience.
The dates for our meetings for the rest of the year are:
Thursday 26th September 2013 - Topic to be agreed
Tuesday 26th November 2013 - New Frontiers in Psychometrics
How to Book
To book your place at any of our meetings, or for further information, please contact our administrator, Caro Leitzell:
Telephone: +44 (0)1962 880 920
Costs for members for these exclusive events are only £65 and £85 for non-members.
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