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22nd November 2016

New Frontiers  - Tracking a potentially exciting route toward a Periodic Table of Personality

Wendy Lord CPsychol Independent consultant on use of psychometric tests in practice

Wendy has enjoyed a distinguished career in psychometrics and is probably best known for overseeing the introduction of both 16PF5 and the NEO series of personality measures into the UK and has authored manuals and user publications for both instruments.  Her talk was titled 'The utility of the NEO Personality Inventory in relation to the evolution of our understanding of the Five Factor model'. Wendy led the team responsible for adapting the third US edition of the NEO PI to the UK population and at our meeting outlined the history of the NEO and presented the most recent advances in our understanding of the Five Factor Model (FFM) on which it is based.  Wendy went on to explore the latest iteration of the NEO in terms of its fitness for purpose in terms of both reflecting latest thinking on the FFM and its relevance to the changing landscape of work.

Dr Hugh McCredie CPsychol  - Vice-chair The Psychometrics Forum

Hugh is a retired corporate HR executive and management assessment and development consultant. He is an independent researcher and writer on personality and individual differences, especially as applied tomanagement assessment and development. He authored Selecting & Developing Better Managers (2010) and is Assessment & Development Matters’ most frequent contributor.

At this event, Hugh discussed the 'Circumplex models of Personality' based on his 2015 article of that title in Assessment and Development Matters.

Professor Stephen Woods CPsychol - Surrey Business School, University of Surrey

 

Stephen Woods is Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology, known for his research on psychometric and personality trait assessment, personality and vocational development, and recruitment and selection. He is an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and Work and Stress. Professor Woods works with businesses and organizations globally in the areas of HR assessment and development. For this event, he took us through his co-authored paper mapping Big Five personality factor scales to  the Circumplex Model of personality in the prestigious Journal of Applied Psychology - 'Toward a Periodic Table of Personality'.

Dr Anat Bardi - Reader (Associate Prof) in Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London

Anat’s research focuses primarily on personal values (what is important in the life of an individual), including how values relate to personality and to behaviour. Recently, she has been particularly focused on value change, funded by the British Academy and Nuffield and her work has challenged previous assumptions on value stability and change. She serves as a co-chief editor at 'Frontiers in Personality and Social Psychology'.  The topic of Dr Bardi's talk was  'The Schwartz circumplex of values:  Relations to the Big 5 and Occupational Implications'.   The Schwartz value circumplex is the leading model of values in social/personality psychology.  The presentation was based on Anat's recent meta-analysis on values and Big 5 relations in Personality and Social Psychology review.  The talk included occupational implications relating to the use of values in career consulting.

 

21st September 2016

Emotional Intelligence - Attitude or Trait?

 

  Dan Hughes, JCA Global                          Peter Clarke, JCA Global

In the morning, Dan Hughes, Product Director and Peter Clarke, Senior Consultant from JCA Global, introduced attendees to the JCA framework of Emotional Intelligence compared to other established models of EI.   JCA believe that the extent and effectiveness of an individual’s EI is determined largely by their underlying attitudes towards themselves and others.  This influences their self-awareness and awareness of others, which then leads onto to emotionally intelligent behaviours.  An overview of the Emotional Intelligence Profile (EIP) was provided: development, psychometric properties and different levels of report available.  Dan and Peter also shared some of the current research on EIP.  Before the session attendees had the opportunity to complete the JCA EIP. Their own short Snapshot report was then reviewed on the day, along with completion of an interactive self-development activity.  For more information please see JCA Global's website  http://www.jcaglobal.com/emotional-intelligence/

 

 Stewart Desson, Lumina                      Julie Ensor, Lumina

In the afternoon, Stewart Desson, Business Psychologist, CEO and founder of Lumina and Julie Ensor Business Psychologist, Psychometrician and Lead Developer on Lumina Emotion, presented to the group. Lumina set out to challenge some of the biases apparent in the standard conceptualisation of what ‘Emotional Intelligence’ is and is not.  In particular, the speakers made the case that the psychometric measurement of Emotional Intelligence would benefit from:

  • Taking a more balanced view of Emotional Intelligence and not seeing it just as a function of high Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientious and Low Neurotic traits.
  • Not seeing emotional intelligence as static (e.g. being high on empathy), but recognising it as a dynamic process of managing your thoughts, feeling and emotions effectively.
  • Embracing the overlap between personality and EI, rather than trying to diminish it.

These concepts have been introduced into Lumina Learning’s pioneering new model of emotional intelligence, Lumina Emotion. The session presented the latest validity data, as well as giving everybody an interactive short experience of its application.  For more information please see their website  https://www.luminalearning.com/luminaproducts/emotion/                       

   
    

23rd June 2016

Uses and Abuses of Assessment/Development Centres

 

NigelPovah, MSc; C.Psychol CEO of a&dc

Nigel, who is one of the leading Assessment Centre (AC) practitioners in the UK, talked about the many positive aspects of this often misunderstood methodology.  His session covered what constitutes an AC and the numerous different applications for which they are used, with particular reference to the developmental AC or Development Centre and how the AC is evolving, particularly through the use of technology. He also covered how ACs are sometimes maligned or abused and how this can and should be avoided, particularly as a BPS committee of which he was a member, has recently created a set of UK guidelines to encourage best practice. 

 

      

 

Dr Kate Hammond,  Kingston University 

 

This Lunchtime Poster Presentation explored the influence of group processes on End of Day Discussions in an Assessment Centre.

 

 

 

Dr Charles Bethell-Fox  - Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry Hay Group, London 

 

This presentation outlined how Korn Ferry assesses participants against certain behaviours, researched over the last 47 years, using a series of real-life leadership simulations that mimic - in detail - the core challenges faced by 21st century CEOs.  It was also described how participant-focused support and feedback are used to give participants motivating insights into what they should leverage, and what they should change, so that they are in a strong position to implement an accelerated learning plan to support their future success.

 

      

Coaching for Career Development

March 2016

  • Dr Brewerton from Strengths Partnership provided an interactive session focusing on the application of the strengths approach and Strengths Partnership’s proprietary assessment system, Strengthscope®, to facilitate career coaching conversations and to propel clients forward. 

  • Rob Archer from The Career Psychologist talked about Headstuck!  Why do so many people get stuck in career paralysis?  Rob provided an overview of his methodology for getting people unstuck and moving forward with purpose.  This included an introduction to the application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to career coaching.  

 

                                    

Dr Paul Brewerton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Rob Archer

 

 

 

 

 

New Frontiers

November 2015

  • Towards a generic algorithm for selecting managers
  • Closing the academic-practitioner-nonexpert gap: automated selection in SMEs
  • Improving report interpretation - consistent, valid, bespoke?
  • Creating selection algorithms: What is the evidence?

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Dr Hugh McCredie
John Hackston
Rab McIver 
Lauren Jeffery-Smith
Helen Baron

 

Talent Management

September 2015

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Prof. Sidney Irvine
Mark Powell
Dr Gene Johnson

 Working with Diversity

June 2015

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Norman Buckley
 Dr Pete Jones
Personality and Politics                      
March 2015       

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Prof. Adrian Furnham 
 Dr Rainer Kurz
  Dr Hugh McCredie

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New Frontiers in Psychometrics
November 2014

 

 

 

 
 
Dr Nigel Guenole
Dr Paul Flaxman
Prof. Dave Bartram
Tom Hopton

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Illuminating the Dark Side
September 2014 

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Dr Robert Hogan

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 Andrew Munro 

 

Dr Robert Hogan

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Andrew Munro

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Assessment and Selection in the Internet Age 

June 2014           

 

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 Dr Paul Barrett      Dr Rainer Kurz

Dr Paul Barrett

Dr Rainer Kurz

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Digital Psychometrics: Personality
Assessment in the Social Media
and Big Data Era
April 2014

Dr Chamorro-Premuzic         Rob Bailey

 

Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Rob Bailey

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New Frontiers in Psychometrics
November 2013

 

Dr Barry Cripps
Danny Hinton
Louisa Tate
Julia Miller
Steve Woods

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Recruiting and Developing Effective Top Managers
April 2013

 

Dr Douglas Board

Wendy Lord

Jon Cowell

See review

 

 
The Science of Happiness at work 
February 2013

 

Jessica Pryce-Jones

Anthony Phillips

 

 
New Frontiers in Psychometrics
November 2012

 

 

Prof. Dave Bartram

Rob Bailey

Dr Rainer Kurz

Prof. John Rust

 

 
Creating & cultivating a thriving organisational culture
September 2012

 

Prof. Philippe Rosinski

Dr. Mark Batey

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Aspects of Coaching
May 2012
 
Dr Tatiana Bachkirova
Dan Hughes, A&DC
   
Leadership - Engaging and Derailing Traits
February 2012
 
Professor Adrian Furnham
Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe

 

 
Coaching teams for effective performance
September 2011
 
Mark Gilroy, TMSDI
Dr Steve Langhorn,Rentokil Initial and
Ms Geetu Bharwaney

 

 
Personality, Leadership and Organisational Effectiveness
June 2011
 
Dr Robert Hogan
Prof Peter Saville
 
 
The Brain, Personality and Behaviour
May 2011
 
Rita Carter
Prof Paul Brown
Dr Colin de Young (via videolink from USA)

 

 
Workforce and Leadership Transformations
February 2011
 
Dr Max Blumberg/Dr Steve Langhorn
David Rooke

 

 
New Frontiers in Psychometrics
November 2010
Dr Rob Feltham/Melanie Brutsche
Dr Chris Dewberry
Dr Steve Woods
Rob Bailey

 

 
Leadership
September 2010
Prof Beverley Alimo-Metcalfe/Dr John Alban-Metcalfe
Adrian Atkinson

 

 
Career Coaching
June 2010
 
Rob Nathan
Gillian Freedman
Dr Jonathan Passmore

 

 

 
Positive Psychology in Coaching
& Organisation Development
"Building Strengths-Based Organisations"
 April 2010
Prof Alex Linley
Dr Robert Biswas-Diener
Dr Paul Brewerton
James Brook
 
 
 
Personality, Leadership and Assessment
January 2010
Dr Robert Hogan
Rob Kaiser

 

 
New Frontiers in Psychometrics
December 2009
Wendy Lord
Dr Pete Jones
Prof Dave Bartram
Dr Hugh McCredie

 

 
Personality and Coaching
October 2009
Roy Childs
Pauline Willis
 
 
 
Psychometrics : a Tool for Organisational Survival
June 2009
Dr Chris Dewberry
Geoff Trickey
 
 
 
 
 
How Valid Is Your Questionnaire?
Delivering Excellent Organisational Performance
April 2009
 
 
Professor Peter Saville
Justin Hughes

 

 

 

 
   

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

On-Line Testing

 

Helen Barron

 

2008

 

Emotional Intelligence,
Personality & Coaching.

Paul Vella, Aaron Cockell, Lynne Hindmarch

2008

 

Insights Discovery

Beth Jones

2008

 

Forensic Psychology

Lynsey Grozny

2007

 

Seeing Ourselves As Others See Us

Dr Steve Woods

2007

 

The Innovation Potential Indicator

Fiona Patterson

2007

 

The Coaching Signature Model (CSM)

Patti Stevens

2007

 

Personality Dimensions and Personality Disorders

Pro Vince Egan

2007

 

16PF4 V 16PF5

Rob Bailey

2007

 

Executive Intelligence

Dr Hugh McCredie

2007

 

Forensic Psychology

Dr Julian Boon

2006

 

Psychometric Issues

Roy Childs

2006

 

Interpreting 16PF Profiles

Dr Mike Smith

2006

 

Using 16PF in Executive Coaching

Pauline Willis

2006

 

Test Administration

Dr Bob Edenborough

2006

 

Selection Case Study

David Frost

2005

 

Emotional Intelligence

Scott Bedwell

2005

 

Essence Of Managerial Competence

Dr Hugh McCredie

2005

 

Belbin Interest Work Roles

Barrie Watson

2005

 

Impression Management

Pro John Rust

2005

 

Human Evolution

Dr Meredith Belbin

2005

 

Emotional Intelligence In Superhumans

Jo Maddocks

2004

 

The Big Five & Great Eight Competencies

Helen Barron

2004

 

Single Item Measures Of Personality

Dr Steve Woods

2004

 

Time Span Of Discretion

Dr Hugh McCredie

2004

 

Developing Individuals At Waverley

Belinda Smith

2004

 

The Origins of Human Behaviour

Dr Meredith Belbin

2002

 

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Nigel Johnson

2002

 

Cognitive Thinking Styles

Fiona Beddoes-Jones

2002

 

Cognitive Process Profile

Helen Bradley

2001

 

Quintax Personality Questionnaire

Stuart Robinson

2001

 

The Kolbe Index

Madeline McGill

2000

 

Job Specifications

Dr Mike Smith

2000

 

Elements Of Awareness

Nigel Evans

2000

 

Leadership Styles

Dick Cross

2000

 

16PF And Sport

David Roberts

2000

 

16PF And The Mind Of The Assessor

Wendy Lord

1999

 

Career Guidance

Robert Nathan

1999

 

Executive Coaching

Isabel Orlando

1999

 

Hogan Personality Measures

Geoff Trickey

1999

 

Hj17 Personality Test

Malcolm Hatfield

1999

 

MVPI

Geoff Trickey

1999

 

Testing People Fairly

Sue Matthews

1999

 

The Future Of Psychological Testing

Dr Bob Edenborough

1999

 

California Psychological Inventory

Adrian Starkey

1999

 

Predicting Sales Performance With 16PF

Robert Williams

1998

 

Cross-Cultural And Global Recruitment

Dr Rob Feltham

1998

 

The Art Of Interpreting 16PF Profiles

Ken Rawling

1998

 

The 16PF - Stress And Satisfaction

Dr Rob Briner

1998

 

Executive Coaching

Jenny Rogers

1997

 

Motivational Distortion

David Roberts

1997

 

The Poppleton-Allen Sales Aptitude Test

Pro Steve Poppleton

1997

 

16PF5 - New Developments

Wendy Lord

1997

 

Personality, Skills And Performance

Dr Hugh McCredie

1997

 

Complexity Of The Individual Behind The Profile

Dr Chris Ridgway

1997

 

Profile Report On Individual Style And Motivation

David Sharpley

1997

 

FIRO B

Roy Childs

1997

 

Video Conferencing

Jacky Boucherat

1997

 

Team Roles at Work

Dr Meredith Belbin

1996

 

16PF5

Wendy Lord

1996

 

16PF And The Team Climate Inventory

Jonathan Leicester

1996

 

The 16PF And Graphology

Kurt Einstein

1996

 

Graphology

Lawrence Warner

1996

 

Can Personality Change?

Andrew Melhuish and Dr Andrew Life

1995

 

Personality And Behaviour

Dr Hugh McCredie

1995

 

16PF5 And Competencies

Wendy Lord

1995

 

The Big Five

Dr Andrew Life

1995

 

Assessing Competencies

Vlad Stanic and Andrew Kitt

1993

 

Comparing MBTI And 16PF

Roy Childs

1993

 

Computer Based Narratives

Roy Childs and Dr Andrew Life

1992

 

Feedback Skills

Wendy Lord and Stevan Rolls

1992

 

16PF, OPQ, And Personality

Roy Childs

1992

 

Selection Workshop

Andrew Blair

1991

 

SHL'S OPQ

Pro Peter Saville

1990

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