Psychologists and students from the UK and beyond are migrating to the annual Division of Occupational Psychology Conference in Nottingham today; the key theme for 2016: ‘Resilience in a Challenging World’.  Once again, we are excited to contribute, to share knowledge and to meet old and new friends.

We are kicking off with this morning’s workshop from PCL’s Grace Walsh on getting the most out of your 360s, focussing on the competencies that drive high performance. Interest in this seems to be soaring with a rush of people signing up to the session. On Thursday, Geoff Trickey hosts a roundtable discussion on key pitfalls of personality assessments. He’ll explore the positive and negative effects of the digital revolution, questioning assumptions, highlighting practical issues and considering implications for professional practices. It looks set to be a lively discussion!

During the event, a series of posters will be displayed to showcase exciting PCL research and developments in the field.  This will be complemented by a ‘poster snapshot’ session on Thursday during which we will be presenting three posters. The first, a case study using our assessment tool, Profile:Match2, for a competency appraisal in the hospitality industry. The second, a new twist on employee stress and engagement and the influence of Risk Type. The final poster explores the link between competencies and job satisfaction, with some unexpected findings.

By sharing and discussing the latest thinking, research and practice, the aim of the conference is to explore how our profession is helping organisations and individuals to develop resilience.  We look forward to discussing how to develop the agility to respond effectively to the demands of today’s challenging work environment.

Please get in touch at if you are attending the conference and would like to meet with us or if you have any questions about our presentations.